Preston Gubbals, Shropshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Preston Gubbals St Martin is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1746 from chapelry in  Prees, Shropshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Merrington and Bomere Heath.

PRESTON-GUBBALS (St. Martin), a parish, in the union of Atcham, liberties of the town of Shrewsbury, N. division of Salop, 4¾ miles (N.) from Shrewsbury; containing, with the township of Merrington, 388 inhabitants, of whom 200 are in Preston-Gubbals township. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the family of Jones: the tithes have been commuted for £167.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 609-616. URL: Date accessed: 13 May 2011.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Preston Gubbals like this:

PRESTON-GUBBALS, a parish in Atcham district, Salop; adjacent to the Crewe and Shrewsbury and to the Shrewsbury and Oswestry railways, 1½ mile W of Hadnall r. station, and 4½ N of Shrewsbury. It contains the township of Merrington and the hamlet of Bomere-Heath; and has a post-office under Shrewsbury. Acres, 2, 281. Rated property, £2, 471. Pop. in 1851, 393; in 1861, 478. Houses, 106. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £129. Patron, Dowager Lady Tyrwhitt. The church is ancient; and there are an Independent chapel, and charities £5.


Civil Registration

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Church records

Preston Gubbals Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1630-1868 Marr 1630-1837  Bur 1630-1867

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist 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

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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.

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