Withington Shropshire Family History Guide

Withington is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1738 from chapelry in Upton Magna Ancient Parish.
Parish church: St John the Baptist
Parish registers begin: 1591
Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Withington

  • Upton Magna
  • Rodington
  • Wroxeter
  • Wellington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WITHINGTON, a parish in Atcham district, Salop; on the Shrewsbury canal, 1¾ mile NE of Upton-Magna r. station, and 5¾ E of Shrewsbury. Post town, Upton-Magna, under Shrewsbury. Acres, 1,135. Real property, £1,998. Pop., 232. Houses, 50. The manor belongs to A. W. Corbet, Esq. The living is a p. curacy annexed to Upton-Magna. The church is decayed.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

Parish Registers

Withington Parish Registers 1591-1812

Shropshire Parish registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. V (1905)
Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society
General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore
Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society
Withington Parish Registers 1591-1812 - Archive.org

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Withington, 1631-1868
Parish chest records, 1776-1872
Parish registers for Withington, 1591-1900
Registers of Withington
Computer printout of Withington, Shropshire, England

Cemeteries

Monumental inscriptions of St. John the Baptist's Church, Withington, Shropshire, 1780-1981

Census

Census returns for Withington, 1841-1891

Poorhouses, poor law, etc.

Parish chest records, 1776-1872

Taxation

Parish chest records, 1776-1872

Administration

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