Alveley, Shropshire Genealogy

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Parish History

ALVELEY (St. Mary), a parish, partly within the liberty of the borough of Bridgnorth, but chiefly in the hundred of Stottesden, union of Bridgnorth, S. division of Shropshire, 6½ miles (S. S. E.) from Bridgnorth; containing, with Nordley-Regis township, and Romsley liberty in the borough of Bridgnorth. Alveley was one of the five prebends in the royal free chapel of the castle of Bridgnorth.[1]


Civil Registration

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

Alveley Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts held at the Family History Library

Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap1813-1837 Marr 1813-1837 Bur 1813-1837

Transcripts of Alveley St. Mary's Parish Registers are available online at Alveley Historical Society

Parish Chest records held at the Family History Library:

  • Poor Law papers 1535-1702
  • Apprenticeships, Settlement certificates, Bastardy papers, etc. 1621-1828
  • Overseers' accounts 1763-1767; 1818-1836
  • Vestry minutes 1834-1861
  • Survey and terrier 1809-1827
  • Valuation & survey 1838

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

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

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

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 49-53. Date accessed: 30 April 2012.