Tong Shropshire Family History Guide

Tong is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.
Parish church: St. Bartholomew
Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1630
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1614

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Tong

  • Sheriffhales
  • Boscobel
  • Donington
  • Blymhill
  • Shifnal
  • Weston under Lizard
  • Brewood

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TONG, a parish, with a village, in Shiffnal district, Salop; 3 miles E of Shiffnal r. station. It has a post-office under Shiffnal. Acres, 3,464. Real property, £6,680. Pop., 532. Houses, 110. The manor, with T. Castle, belonged formerly to the Durants, and belongs now to the Earl of Bradford. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £83. Patron, the Earl of Bradford. The church was rebuilt in 1410, and then made collegiate. There are endowed schools with £50 a year, alms houses with £24, and other charities £100.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

A History of Tong, Shropshire: Its Church, Manor, Parish, College, Early Owners, and Clergy (1894) is available online at Internet Archive
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Parish Registers

Tong Parish Registers 1629-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. IV (1903)
Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society
General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore; 1907- W.G.D. Fletcher
Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society
Tong Parish Registers 1629-1812 -


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Shifnal
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Shifnal
  • Poor Law Union: Shifnal
  • Hundred: Brimstree
  • Province: Canterbury