Wentnor, Shropshire Family History Guide

Wentnor is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Kinnerton and Ritton, Home, Adston, and Medlicott.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1662

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Wentnor

Historical Descriptions

Wentnor

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WENTNOR, a parish, with four townships, in Clun district, Salop; under the Long Mynd, 5 miles NE of Bishops-Castle r. station. It has a post-office under Bishops-Castle. Acres, 6,698. Real property, £9,135. Pop., 664. Houses, 143. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £189. Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. The church is tolerable. There are an Independent chapel, a partially endowed school, and charities £5.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Wentnor, a parish in the hund. of Purslow, union of Clun, Salop; 5½ miles north-east of Bishop's-Castle. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Salop and dio of Hereford; rated at £7 2s. 11d.; nett value £189. It is in the patronage of the dean and canons of Christ-church, Oxford. Acres 4,190. Houses 120. A.P. £3,026. Pop., in 1801, 452; in 1831, 707. Poor rates, in 1838, £222 14s.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Adstone or Adston

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Adstone or Adston. A township in the parish of Wentnor, and in the Bishopscastle division of the hundred of Purslow. 5 ½ miles north-east of Bishopscastle.
Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Home

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Home. A township in the parish of Wentnor, and in the Bishopscastle division of the hundred of Purslow. 3 ½ miles northeast by east of Bishopscastle.
Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Kinnerton

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Kinnerton. A township in the parish of Wentnor, and in the Bishopscastle division of the hundred of Purslow. 6 miles north-east of Bishopscastle.
Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Medlicott

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Medlicott. A township in the parish of Wentnor, and in the Bishopscastle division of the hundred of Purslow. 3 ½ miles north-west by west of Church Stretton.
Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Poll Books

Wentnor, Poll Book 1865

Below are the names of those that voted in the election of July 1865 between Col. The Hon. P. E. Herbert, Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., and R. Jasper More, Esq.

Poll Book of the Election, July 1865 for the Southern Division of Shropshire.

Bishop’s Castle Polling District

Wentnor, Parish of

370 Beamond John

371 Beamond Robert

372 Bright Thomas

373 Cooke Thomas

374 Davies William

375 Evans Thomas, dead

376 Goodall John

377 Goodall Richard

378 Gwynne William

379 Hayward John

380 Hayward Thomas

381 Hotchkiss Thomas

382 Hudson George

383 Hughes Thomas, dead

384 Hughes Thomas, jun.

385 Humphreys Rev. Thomas

386 Jameson George

387 Jameson James

388 Jones Edwad

389 Jones Richard

390 Jones Richard, jun.

391 Jones John

392 Kirkham Edward

393 Marston William

394 Medlicott John, see 341

395 Medlicott Thomas

396 Mountford John

397 Morris Thomas

398 Morris Thomas

399 Olive John

400 Shuker John

401 Stanley Alfred

402 Turner James

403 Walter John Wood

404 Watters Edward

405 Whitehurst Thomas Teece, see 3074

406 Whittall Edward

407 Wilde Richard

408 Wright Edward John

Administration

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