Willey, Shropshire Family History Guide

Willey is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1644

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Willey

  • Astley Abbots
  • Broseley
  • Posenhall
  • Linley
  • Benthall
  • Barrow
Willey Old Hall
Willey Old Hall. Part of the old hall at Willey, viewed from the public road near the edge of the small pool. Attribution: Geoff Cryer / Willey Old Hall / CC BY-SA 2.0

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WILLEY, a parish in Madeley district, Salop; 1¾ mile W of Linley r. station, and 3¼ E by S of Much-Wenlock. Post town, Broseley, under Wellington, Salop. Acres, 1,390. Real property, £1,349. Pop., 149. Houses, 34. The manor, with W. Hall, belongs to Lord Forester. The living is a rectory, united with Barrow, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £200. Patron, Lord Forester. The church is good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Registers

Willey Parish Registers 1644-1812

Shropshire Parish registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. XVI (1915)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; W. G. D. Fletcher

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Willey Parish Registers 1644-1812 - Archive.org


Willey Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Hearth Tax

Willey The Shropshire Hearth Tax Roll 1672


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