Ash, Shropshire Genealogy
Guide to Ash, Shropshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|County||Shropshire, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Whitchurch Incorp|
|Parish registers: 1837|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1841|
|Rural Deanery||Market Drayton|
|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. 
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]
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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|
|FamilySearch Parish Registers-Shropshire|
|Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog|
|Find My Past-Shropshire ($)|
|Find My Past Banns-Shropshire ($)|
|Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)|
|Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage|
|Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)|
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.
- Joiner Marriage Index - Shropshire ($)
- The Genealogist Parish Registers - Shropshire ($)
- UK Websites for Parish Records - Links to online genealogical records
- Online Genealogical Index - Links to online genealogical records
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]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 77-81. Adapted. Date accessed: 06 June 2012.