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red mail Holland/Williams
In 1881 My greatgrandfather William Holland was running The Wheatsheaf Inn with his wife Mary by 1891 Mary had been widowed and was remarried to William Williams and they were running The Bell Inn. I would be very grateful for any information and would love to know if there are old records at either of these pubs. Cris
red mail James Astbury
James ASTBURY is my 4 x Great Grandfather. He married Sarah LOWE 31st July 1819 (confirmed by Litchfield Archives). Sarah LOWE died 1840 (possibly during or shortly after childbirth). James died 7 Jan 1860. I would appreciate any help with this family, preferrably with confirmed sources. There are over 100 trees on ancestry with this family in them, and not one tree has correct verified information. Cheers.
I'm looking for any info on Thomas Jenkins. He married Anna/Hannah Wallett in Wombridge, Shrops in 1820. When he died in Shifnal in 1849, he was a charter master. He was a collier on 1841 census. I have no idea where he was born but he was aged 50 when he died. Many thanks.
red mail Moretons from Blymhill/Shifnal
I have family connections with Shifnal/Blymhill. My Great grandad George Thomas Moreton was born there in 1880. He was son of Edwin Moreton and Louisa(nee Bryans). Anyone with connections to this family please get in touch. He had lots of brothers and sisters ,Anne Louisa,Edwin, William, Ruth, Elizabeth, Hester, & Frederick.
red mail MORETON
Trying to find any information on the Moretons of Shifnal. My grandfather was Fred Moreton born in 1890 died in 1964. He was a corporal in the army in WW1 believe he had 3 sisters and 1 brother his father was Edwin Joseph Moreton and his mother was Louisa. Also believe there may be a connection to Haughton Hall Shifnal. Thanks Dawn.
red mail Boulton
Ellen Boulton b. 1802 in Shifnal. Parents where John and Sarah. Marr ied William Tomes in Warwick 1826 and lived in Leamington Spa. Any help much appreciated.
red mail NURSE nee Reynolds
An Eleanor Nurse is shown in the 1841 Shifnal Census - aged 70, independent. It seems she was the Eleanor Reynolds, baptised Kemberton 1764, daughter of John and Mary; and that she married John Nurse in Kemberton in 1785. In a family diary she is shown as visiting Reynoldses in S Shropshire in 1836, but in order to identify the exact connection I need more information about John and Eleanor - please!
red mail Barker family
Great-grandfather was William Francis Barker (1847 -1874)-occupation tailor. His father was Francis (1827-1912) also a tailor.
red mail ANSLOW
Looking for any info on Ann Anslow born c1815 - census records say East Indies on Sea British Subject or West Indies depending on census year. She appears to have married in Brewood, Staffs in 1832. Her husband was John Holmes and they had at least 9 children - James, Louisa, John, Michael,Rosanna (died in infancy), Sarah, Rebecca, Ellen and another Rosanna. They are living Shifnal, Shropshire from 1841 - 1881. By 1881 Ann is a widow.
red mail Heskey
I am researching the Heskey family of Shifnal. Any information about William Heskey or the Bentley families would be most welcome.
looking for dodd of shiffnal joseph b 1803 1841 census living at the hattons gamekeeper daughter agnes b1829 son archelaus b 1830 c daughter alice b 1832 any imformation
red mail Dodd of Shifnal and Sheriffhales and Sheriff Hales
Starting with my GGG Grandfather, Thomas Dodd born abt 1787 in Shropshire and dying in 1847 (Shifnal) I have many many Dodd relatives who were living in the area of Sheriff Hales, Sheriffhales, Shifnal and generally close to the border with Staffordshire. Interested in hearing from anybody who had relatives in this Dodd lineage or information they think might help with my unraveling of their history.
red mail Adams/Tuft
any information regarding family connections of William Adams (baker by trade)and his wife Eva (nee Tuft) would be welcome. Believe Eva's family also had strong connections with nearby Hatton where her father was a gamekeeper.
I am looking for the decendants of Ann Rigby and George Cotton. They were witnessess at the marriage of my husband's great, great great grandparents' John& Maria Lloyd (nee Cotton) wedding in Shifnal on the 4th October, 1823.I have found an Ann Rigby b.1796 in Shifnal - parents John & Elizabeth Rigby (nee Davis), but I'm not sure if this is the same Ann.Hoping someone out there may have some info. on these 2 people.Thanking you, Rita
I am looking for the decendants of SARAH LLOYD B.1825, and THOMAS LLOYD B.1829. Their parents were JOHN & MARIA LLOYD (nee COTTON). They were christened at Priorslee, Shropshire.
red mail Palmer/Searle
Anyone know of Palmer Family in Shifnal around l750 - l780. Ann Palmer married Clement Searle in Shifnal in l772 then moved to Wolverhampton where Clement Searle resided. I do have some information if anyone wants to share.
red mail BROOME family - Shifnal Workhouse
Trying to find any info on Thomas BROOME and his wife Sarah GERRARD who in 1841 had 8 children - Mary Ann 1831, Richard,1833,James 1835,Thomas 1837, Joseph, 1839, John 1841, Sarah 1842 and Jane 1844. By 1851 the parents disappear but the 5 youngest children are in SHIFNAL WORKHOUSE and the youngest , Jane is still there in 1861.
red mail William Simmons (Simmonds)
Looking for information on William Simmons born c1869, occupation miner. Father George Simmons, miner. William married Eliza Cadwallader on 25th December 1908. Residence 72 High Street, Shifnal.
red mail Holloway family from Shiford
searching for HOLLOWAY family who resided in SHIFORD in 1871.Julia Holloway was 3 weeks old and her parents were ELEANOR & JJ both aged 33. They are my Great-great grandparents.
red mail Richard Shaw (b 1802)
Seeking information about Richard and Jane Shaw and family. Richard worked at Shifnal mill according to the 1841 census
hams family
I have a baptism in shifnal 1935. One of the godparents were of the surname HAMS. Are there any relations around Shifnal and surrounding area with the name of Hams/Hames?
red mail zacharias or zuckrias
I am looking for decendants of the zacharias family from the shifnal area. Thomas Zacharias/zuckrias b.1841 moved to wales in around 1843 his father David died in 1843 mother martha b.1821 it is not known what happened to her.
red mail barber
looking for joseph barber born 1874 father william thomas.joseph married annie leadbetter(nee wardle)in stowe,staffs.1907. in 1881 census there are 2 possibilities 1 born in chetwynd,shrops the other born in aston,cheshire can anybody help
red mail Lilian Mary Caine
Searching information on Lilian Mary Caine, who in 1901 was living in Shifnal Shropshire with husband Robert and children Violet, Elsie and Thomas. Her maiden name was Hodges. I would appreciate any information on her. thank you.
red mail Luckman, Faithfull or Luckock families
I'm researching my descendents from these families. James Luckman was transported to Australia in 1820. His brother Reuben appears to have followed him to the new colony as a free settler not long after. I have traced back to the late 1700's, but any information about any of these names would be most appreciated.
red mail Joseph Kendrick and Ann (or Hannah)
I am searching for information on Joseph Kendrick married Ann (or Hannah as she is recorded as Hannah in 1891 census) both from Shifnal, Shropshire, as recorded in the 1881 UK Census. They had five children, Mary, Thomas, Alice, Clara and Amy. I am search for Joseph's parents and Ann (or Hannah's) maiden name and parents. Best Wished from Sydney Australia May 2007
Looking for any info on the Harpers from Shifnal & surrounding areas who later moved to Chester then Manchester
red mail John and Mary Ann Wood
Seeking the burials of my grt. grt grandparents who moved from Handsworth to Shifnal via Wellington in the mid 1840's --- 1851 inkeeper at the Victoria Hotel. -- 1861 inkeeper of the Star Hotel. 1871 -- living at The Horse Fair as a Post Boy. 1881--living in High Street, (As a Cab Proprietor.) Children -- John Peter Wood born Handsworth. -- Benjamin Frances Wood born Wellington. and --Henry Charles Wood born Shifnal. I believe Mary Ann died the end of 1881 or 1882, and John in approximately 1887 to 1889. As they both passed away in Shifnal, I presume they may be interned in the Parish Churchyard, if so, when? Any help greatly appreciated.
Heskey Family
I am looking for any information on William Heskey,carpenter married to Hannah ? living in Shifnal at the time of 1841 census and believed born and died there. He had two children,William who married Emma Bentley and Mary a seamstress who I haven't been able to trace. Any information at all would be very welcome.
red mail Parker family
I would be grateful for any info regarding Parker family for Family history purposes.I was born in 1945 in High St Shifnal.
red mail Sillitoe
Looking for info for George Sillitoe and Sarah. 1841 census born in county. Sarah surname may be Taylem,Children Aron,George,Sarah. Son, George married Elizabeth Daddicote. Any info would be appicated.
red mail MainsLee Chapel
Any info on John Heskey Lewis chimney sweeper married Sarah Parry 18 March 1872. Sarah I think was born Donington her father is noted on marriage certificate as Edward Jones!
red mail Ellis family - The Rock
Does anyone have any information on the Ellis family? They seem to be at The Rock / Wrockwardine / Wrockwardine Wood / Shifnal from 1841 onwards. Would love to find more information on my second great grandmother ELEANOR ELLIS (b Mar qtr 1876 in Shifnal), her father SAMUEL ELLIS (b c 1843 in Shifnal), his father SAMUEL ELLIS (b c 1798 at The Rock, Shifnal) and everyone in the family in between. Does anyone have this family in their tree?
I am looking for the father/mother/siblings of John Lloyd,born about 1803 in the Shifnal/Snedshill/Madeley are. John married Maria Cotton (b.22/2/1809) on the 4/10/1823 in Shifnal. Maria was the daughter of William Cotton (b.2/4/1784) and Sarah Cotton (nee Edwards - b.24/9/1791). They married on the 4/5/1809. William Cotton was the son of William Cotton (b.2/4/1758) and Catherine Cotton (nee Watts b.1757, they married on the 4/3/1783 in Clunbury, Shrops. John & Maria left Shropshire in 1840 and moved to Pelsall, Nr. Walsall, West Midlands, with 5 of their children: Sarah b.1825, Thomas b.1829, Edward b.1831 and Richard Charles b.1832, Rupard b.1833 ( all these children were christened at Priors Lee, Shrops.). Two more children followed born in Pelsall, William Henry b.1840 and Elizabeth b.1842. Are there any decendents of any of these Lloyd/Cotton families out there?? Here's hoping!!
red mail Holmes
John Holmes born c1841 married Harriet Hoof. John's parents were John snr & Ann or Mary Ann (on some censuses). Any info appreciated.
red mail fieldhouse/laurence
william fieldhouse married mary laurence shifnal 1791 the laurence family date back to 1086 in the staffs/shrops area--as recorded in doomsday book any help appreciated thanks colin F
I am researching the Swanwick family as part of my family tree.they lived here until the 1820s when some of them moved to London.If anyone has any info i would be grateful.Each generation had a Francis and a George. thanks, Rose
red mail Burrows family Hinnington Mill,Shifnal 1881
I am looking for any information about my great grandfather,Samuel Burrows born Woodbridge,Suffolk 1831 and his wife Sarah (nee Lewis)born Llanvaply,monmouthshire 1837. The family are listed in the 1881 census at Hinnington Mill...there are 6 children. Mary Elizabeth b.1861.Garway Lewis Samuel b.1867 (New Jersey,USA) Richard Higgins Lewis b.1869 Rockfield,Monmouthshire George Frederick b.1873 Rockfield,Monmouthshire Katherine b.1875 Rockfield,Monmouthshire and John Lewis b.1877 Rockfield,Monmouthshire I believe that Samuel and Sarah settled in Penkridge where Lewis Samuel worked in a mill. Thanks
Atkins / Wall
John Atkins m. Elizabeth Wall in 1802 in Shifnal. They had issue, Alfred Edwin, Frances Josephine, John, Thomas, Frederic m. Kate Hodding in 1839 in Odstock. Frederic & Kate with their 2 surviving children, Edward & Letitia, emmigrated to Australia in 1852 on "Bombay". Any information on the family would be appreciated.
red mail Henn
Harriet Henn married Thomas Hammonds in Shifnal 26/12/1843. She was born in 1821, her father was Thomas Henn, a collier. They were living in Snedshill at the time. Can anyone give me any more information about Thomas? Who did he marry? Where & when was he born?
red mail Henry Stanley born 1851
I am looking for any information on Henry Stanley born in Cheswardine, Shropshire, son of Henry Stanley b 1818 in Cheswardine and Anne (-) b 1825 in Stoke on Tern, Shropshire, and two other sons - Edward and Samuel; Henry's wife was Lilian Juanita York, married in Shifnal 1883, she was daughter of Samuel York b 1826 in Wolverhampton, a hop merchant of Harborne and Maria Shaw of Southwark whose father was Euclid Shaw - any information on this Shaw family also.
red mail Millington
Researching my Millington ancestors that came from the Shifnal and Wrockwardine areas.
red mail Purslow Family: 1891 Cencus
My grandmother lived in Shifnal, Lily Purslow. Her Grandfather was Benjamin and her G/mother was Elizabeth. There were children, Fanny, William, John and Jane. It is Fanny I am trying to research. She was on the l871 Cencus, then disappeared. Anybody out there help ?
Thomas Millington
Looking for information on the ancestry of Thomas Millington. Married 15 April 1781, Rachel Weekes in Tong. Children were born at Lizard Common and baptised at Shifnal. George, William, Sarah, Mary, Richard, Joseph.
Jane Brookes
Looking for parents and birthdate of Jane Brookes who married George Millington 30 Dec 1805 at Shifnal.
We are currently carrying out research into the history of Shifnal. We are looking for any information you can give about the people, the place and/or events.
Thomas Davies and Family,daughter Fanny born 1872, worked for James Mason at the Union Inn, Shifnal in 1891
red mail Rixom Family
I'm researching the family of John Rixom b.1801/1802,who later married an Ann Clewlow in Stoke on 22/1/1829.Their decendants were living in Birkenhead by 1901.Any info most welcome
red mail Moreton
I am looking for any information on Moreton family in Shifnal in 1800's.I understand that there may have been a Thomas and Lucy Moreton.Also possibly a Edward or Edwin .Be very grateful if anyone has any records of these. Thanks Julie
red mail Shropshire Ashley's
has anyone anything on the Ashley's in Shifnal in the early 1800's, Looking to link them to Thomas Ashley, born in Crugdington (I think) around 1846 and married to Elizabeth Cartwright of Cockshutt
red mail John BARNSLEY, b. 1769
Looking for any information on, or decendants of, the above, my 5x great grandfather who was born in Shifnal. I believe his parents were John and Jane. He married Mary DAVIES in Wombridge/Wellington, where most of their 7 children were born. Also mygreat grandfather William BARNSLEY was born in Shifnal 2 May 1864 (he married twice, once in New South Wales Australia to Alice CROFT - who died in childbirth - and the other in Western Australia to Daisy Clara Elizabeth KELLY). He had 10 children.
red mail Ridgway 1880's
Any Information on Margaret Ridgway living at Salop Fields, Shifnal at the 1891 Census. She had 5(Yes, 5 !!) Illegitimate children from 1874 to 1885. James, Albert, Fred, Harry, and another Albert.
red mail Established Pneumatic Institute At Bristol
From The Century Cyclopedia of Names 1895 Thomas Beddoes was born at Shifnal in Shropshire 13th April 1760 and died 24th December 1808. An English physician and scientist. He was reader in chemistry to the University of Oxford 1788-92 and establishedat Bristol in 1798 a Pneumatic Institute for the treatment of disease by inhalation, in which he employed as his assistant Humphry Davy. Author of - Isaac Jenkins 1793 - Hygeia or Essays Moral and Medical 1801-02 etc.
Shropshire Roots
My grandparents, Priscella Allen, daughter of Alfred & Elizabeth Allen and Henry Schmidt son of Joseph Schmidt were married in St Mary's Shifnal Church 20 December 1908. Their eldest son Joseph Kaarl Schmidt was born in 1910 and my mother Elizabeth Maria Veronica Schmidt was born 11 April 1914. I visited Shropshire in 1997 and was not able to make contact with any of my English Roots to my chagrin.

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