Melverley, Shropshire Genealogy

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Guide to Melverley, Shropshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Melverley, Shropshire
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Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Oswestry
County Shropshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Atcham
Registration District Atcham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1723
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Oswestry
Diocese St Asaph
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of St Asaph (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Shropshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

In 1848 - MELVERLEY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Atcham, hundred of Oswestry, N. division of the county of Shropshire, 11 miles (W. N. W.) from Shrewsbury. [1]

The parish of Melverley originally formed part of the Welsh Diocese of St Asaph. However, following the disestablishment of the Anglican church in Wales in 1920, the parish was transferred to the English Diocese of Lichfield.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The following records of Melverley are available on the IGI:

Type Years Batch Number
Baptisms 1800-1860 C006792
Marriages 1724-1811 & 1815-1860 M006791
Mixed 1723-1799 P006792
Mixed   E016071

Melverley parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)
FMP = Shropshire Records (findmypast) - (£)[2][3][4]
IARC = Internet Archive - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[5]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[6]
MLOC = Mel Lockie website - free
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[7]
MELVERLEY PARISH (1723) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FMP Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined
IARC 1723-1812
IGI 1723-1860 1724-1811, 1815-1860

MLOC 1723-1812

Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1662-1860 Marr 1662-1860 Bur 1662-1860

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

Nonconformist Church Records[edit | edit source]


Civil Records[edit | edit source]

The parish of Melverley was part of the Atcham Registration District on its formation in 1837. On 1 Oct 1935 Melverley was transferred to the Oswestry Registration district.

Entries for births, marriages or deaths in Melverley will appear in the GRO Indexes as:

Years District Volumes
1 Jul 1837 - 30 Sep 1934 Atcham XVIII (1837-51)
6a (1852-1935)
1 Oct 1935 - 1974 Oswestry 6a (1935-1946)
9A (1946-74)

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 287-291. Date accessed: 02 July 2012.
  2. 'Shropshire Baptisms 1538-1900,' findmypast, accessed 28 April 2014.
  3. 'Shropshire Marriages 1538-1900,' findmypast, accessed 28 April 2014.
  4. 'Shropshire Burials 1538-1900,' findmypast, accessed 28 April 2014.
  5. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Shropshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 24 April 2014.
  6. 'Shropshire Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 9 September 2013.
  7. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.