Ash, Shropshire Genealogy

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Guide to Ash, Shropshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Ash, Shropshire
Christ Church, Ash Magna Shropshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Bradford
County Shropshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Whitchurch Incorp
Registration District Wem
Records begin
Parish registers: 1837
Bishop's Transcripts: 1841
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Market Drayton
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Shropshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ASH, [Our Saviour] or otherwise known as LITTLE ASH, a township with a chapelry, in the parish of Whitchurch, Whitchurch division of the hundred of North Bradford, N. division of Salop, 2¾ miles (S. E. by E.) from Whitchurch; containing 208 inhabitants (1848). The church, erected by subscription, was consecrated August 31, 1837. [1]

Ash Christ Church was created a chapelry in the county of Shropshire, and was a part of Whitchurch, Shropshire Ancient Parish until 1844. Places in the parish include: Ash Parva and Ash Magna. The chapel registers of baptisms and burials begin in 1837.

Ash Christ Church is a parish in the Diocese of Lichfield part of the united benefice of Adderley, Ash,Calverley, Ightfield and Moreton Say in the Hodnet deanery and Salop archdeaconry.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Ash (Little Ash) Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Shropshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Shropshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Shropshire ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past Banns-Shropshire ($)
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1700s-1800s
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Ancestry-Shropshire ($)
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1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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Other Websites These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Shropshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 77-81. Adapted. Date accessed: 06 June 2012.