Discover your ancestors in burial records from 1518 to 1900 in the diocese of Shropshire, England. In the records you will find your ancestor’s burial date, religious denomination and relatives’ names such as parents or spouse. Where possible we have calculated year of birth based on reported age at death. Various denominations are represented in these burial records such as, Anglican, Baptist, United Reform Church and Society of Friends (Quakers). Learn more about the records and the locations covered in this set below.
Each record comprises a transcript and a colour image of the original parish register of the burial.
The amount of information included varies, but the Shropshire Burial records may include some or all of the following information about your ancestor:
Full name of the deceased
Date of death
Date of burial
Age at death
Place of residence
Spouse’s first name
Father’s first name
Mother’s first name
Where possible we have calculated year of birth based on reported age at death.
This record set comprises almost 800,795 burials and date from 1538 to 1900.
These records cover, and can be searched by, the following denominations:
United Reform Church
Society of Friends (Quaker)
The vast majority of the records are Anglican, which remains the largest denomination in Britain today.
The second largest set is the Methodist, which is the fourth largest Christian church in Britain today.
The Baptist church is part of the Congregationalist Polity, a system of church governance in which each local church congregation is autonomous.
The Unitarian movement, a reform movement, became widespread in the Church of England in the seventeenth century.
The United Reform Church is one of the smaller mainstream denominations, and is also involved in the reform movement.
The Congregational church changed in the middle of the nineteenth century from isolated meeting houses into a network of thriving chapels, while still retaining its independence.
The Society of Friends emerged as a dissenting Christian organisation in England during the English Civil War.
Burial records provide information on the date and place your ancestor was buried, and are an essential part of researching your family history. There are records where the parents of the deceased are listed, and these are often the key to finding out the names of the generation before.
Salop is the old name for the West Midlands county of Shropshire, the county town is Shrewsbury. It was renamed Shropshire by order of the county council in 1980.
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.
Bridgnorth, St Leonard
Bridgnorth, St Mary Magdalene
Burford - 1st Portion (Boraston & Nash)
Burford - 2nd Portion (Whitton)
Burford - 3rd Portion (St Mary)
Clee St Margaret
Clun and Bryn
Cruckton (Chapelry Of Pontesbury)
Drayton In Hales
Eaton Under Heywood
Eyton On The Wealdmoors
Glazeley With Deuxhill
Ketley (Red Lake)
Longden (Chapelry Of Pontesbury)
Longden On Tern
Malinslee (Dawley Nova)
Middleton In Chirbury
Myddle Neen Savage
Newcastle On Clun
Norton In Hales
Oswestry, St Oswald's
Preston On The Weald Moors
Ruyton Xi Towns
Shelton and Oxon
Shrewsbury, Holy Cross (The Abbey)
Shrewsbury, Holy Trinity
Shrewsbury, St Alkmund's
Shrewsbury, St Chad's
Shrewsbury, St Giles
Shrewsbury, St Julian's
Shrewsbury, St Mary's
Shrewsbury, St Michael's
St Martin's (Weston Rhyn Tithe Map)
Stanton Upon Hine Heath
Stoke On Tern
Stoke St Milborough
Trelystan (Chirbury), County Of Powys
Wellington, All Saints
Wellington, Christ Church
Weston Under Redcastle
Wheathill and Loughton