Search for the banns of couples read in about 100 parishes in Shropshire, England, between 1760 and 1900. Discover when your ancestors’ banns were read, when they got married, and their previous marital status. These records belong to the Shropshire Collection, a unique set of records spanning baptisms, banns, marriages and burials, which provides details of the history of Shropshire and its people. Once you find a banns record, search the Shropshire Marriages to discover the marriage record.
Each record comprises a transcript and a colour image of the original parish register of the marriage banns. The amount of information included varies, but the Shropshire Banns records usually include the following information about your ancestor:
Full names of the bride and groom
Places of residence of the bride and groom
Date of banns
Date of marriage
Some records may also include other details. These may not always be transcribed, but you may be able to see them on the scanned image of the original record. Further details may include:
Previous marital status such as bachelor, spinster, or widower
Dates of the three Sundays the banns were published
The record set comprises almost 42,245 banns from around 100 Anglican parishes in Shropshire, England.
These records date from 1760 to 1900.
An ancient legal tradition, banns are an announcement in church of a couple’s intention to marry. The reading of the banns provides an opportunity for anybody to put forward a reason why the marriage may not lawfully take place. Banns must be read in the parish (or parishes) in which the couple lives and in the parish they will marry, on three Sundays in the three months before the wedding.
Salop is the old name for the West Midlands county of Shropshire. It was renamed Shropshire by order of the county council in 1980. The county town is Shrewsbury.
These records belong to the Shropshire Collection, a unique set of records spanning baptisms, banns, marriages and burials, which provides details of the history of Shropshire and its people. These records are from the diocese of Shropshire; note that dioceses can cross county borders. Shropshire borders Wales, and there are a number of records from Montgomeryshire in Wales in these records.
Burford - 1st Portion (Boraston & Nash)
Burford - 3rd Portion (St Mary)
Clun and Bryn
Eaton Under Heywood
Longden On Tern
Malinslee (Dawley Nova)
Norton In Hales
Shrewsbury, Holy Cross (The Abbey)
Shrewsbury, St Alkmund's
Shrewsbury, St Chad's
Shrewsbury, St Julian's
Shrewsbury, St Mary's
St Martin's (Weston Rhyn Tithe Map
Stoke St Milborough
Wheathill and Loughton