Far Forest, Shropshire Genealogy
Guide to Far Forest, Shropshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Far Forest, Shropshire|
|Hundred||Doddingtree; Stottesdon; Wolphy|
|Poor Law Union||Cleobury Mortimer; Kidderminster|
|Registration District||Cleobury Mortimer; Kidderminster|
|Parish registers: 1848|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Shropshire Record Office|
Parish HistoryFAR-FOREST, a chapelry in Ribbesford and Rock parishes, Worcester, and Stottesden parish, Shropshire; near the Bewdley and Tenbury railway, 4 miles W of Bewdley. Post town, Bayton, under Bewdley.
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.
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.
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales