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Middleton, Shropshire Genealogy

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

Middleton, Shropshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Chirbury
County Shropshire
Poor Law Union Montgomery
Registration District Montgomery
Records begin
Parish registers: 1846
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontesbury
Diocese Hereford
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]

MIDDLETON, a township-chapelry in Bitterley parish, Shropshire; on an affluent of the river Teme, 2 miles NE of Ludlow r. station. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

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]

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

FS PRs = England, Shropshire Parish Registers, 1538-1918 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Shropshire Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Banns = Shropshire Banns (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC = Shropshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
TGEN = Shropshire Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)[2]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Middleton Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-1918
1538-1918
1538-1918
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP 1538-1900
1538-1906
1518-1900
FMP Banns

1754-1900


ANC 1538-1812
1538-1812
1538-1812
TGEN 1538-1800s
1538-1800s
1538-1800s
JOIN

1538-1837


BOYD

1538-1850


IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records may be found on Mel Lockie. Records are also available at the Shropshire Archives.

Census records[edit | edit source]

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


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. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. Searching Parish Records online (Shropshire) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.
  3. ArcherSoftware.co.uk