Pontesbury Genealogical Records

Pontesbury Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Pontesbury Baptism Records (1538-1812)

A transcript of registers recording the baptism of children in the parish church.

Pontesbury Baptism Records (1538-1812)

A searchable database containing transcriptions of the baptism registers of Pontesbury. These records may help trace a family as far back as 1538.

Shropshire Baptism Transcripts (1538-1813)

Transcripts of baptism registers for over 100 parishes in Shropshire.

Shropshire Baptism Transcripts (1538-1812)

Covering around 100 Shropshire parishes, these records provide proof of parentage and often list abodes and occupations.

Pontesbury Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Pontesbury Marriage Records (1538-1812)

A transcript of registers recording marriages solemnised in the parish church.

Pontesbury Marriage Records (1538-1812)

A searchable transcript of marriages solemnised at Pontesbury between 1538 and 1812.

Shropshire Marriage Index (1837-1935)

An index to Marriages registered in Shropshire. This index lists sub-registration district, which helps to narrow down your search.

Shropshire Marriage Transcripts (1538-1813)

Transcripts of marriage registers for over 100 parishes in Shropshire.

Pontesbury Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Pontesbury Burial Records (1538-1812)

A transcript of registers recording those buried in the parish churchyard.

Pontesbury Burial Records (1538-1812)

A searchable transcription of the burial registers of Pontesbury. Burials are the primary source for pre-1837 death documentation. They may record the date and or death of the deceased, their age, residence, name of a relations and more.

Shropshire Burial Transcripts (1538-1813)

Transcripts of burial registers for over 100 parishes in Shropshire.

Shropshire Burial Transcripts (1538-1812)

Covering around 100 Shropshire parishes, these records essentially record deaths. The residence of the deceased is often given. Occasionally their age, occupation and names of relatives may be given.

Pontesbury Church Records

Pontesbury Parish Registers (1538-1812)

A transcript of registers recording baptisms, marriages and burials recorded by the parish church.

Pontesbury Parish Registers (1538-1812)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at Pontesbury. Parish registers can assist tracing a family as far back as 1538.

Hereford Diocese Clergy (1275-1900)

Lists of the Bishop of Hereford and position holders of its subordinate bodies.

Hereford Bishops' Registers (1275-1387)

A transcription of registers that record the affairs of the diocese, such as governance, ordination, judicial matters, visitations, confirmations etc.

The Red Book (1240-1274)

An account of the Hereford bishopric estates in the 13th century.

Pontesbury Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

British Phone Books (1880-1984)

Directories containing over 275,000,000 entries. As well as name, address and phone number, occupations are often recorded. A useful census substitute.

Pontesbury Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1619)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1559-1571)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Pontesbury

Shrewsbury Chronicle (1772-1778)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Shrewsbury area. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

Cardiff Times (1858-1910)

A Welsh newspaper that circulated throughout most of Wales and The Marches. Editions can be searched and images of pages viewed.

Salopian Journal (1835-1862)

A searchable newspaper providing a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Shropshire district. Includes obituaries and family announcements.

The Salopian Journal (1810-1831)

A great run, but with gaps for some years. This paper covers the county of Shropshire and its borders. Original images, searchable by an OCR index.

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

Pontesbury Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Pontesbury Cemeteries

Shropshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Shropshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Pontesbury Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Shropshire (1934)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Shropshire (1917)

A directory of settlements in Shropshire detailing their history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents.

Kelly's Directory of Shropshire (1913)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Shropshire (1909)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Nooks and Corners of Shropshire (1899)

Details of a travel through Shropshire, describing towns, monuments and other areas of interest. Contains sketches of buildings, views, interiors etc.

Abstracts of Quarter Sessions Rolls for Shropshire (1696-1800)

A searchable transcript of Shropshire legal records. They include matters relating to militias, alcohol, agriculture, coroners' inquests and much more.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

Pontesbury Taxation Records

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Testa De Nevill (1198-1251)

An account of knights' fees and serjeanties in the reigns of Henry the Third and Edward the First.

Pontesbury Land & Property Records

The Red Book (1240-1274)

An account of the Hereford bishopric estates in the 13th century.

Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire (1085-1299)

A sprawling work detailing Shropshire's early historical records. It is particularly useful for the study of medieval Shropshire families.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Pontesbury Occupation & Business Records

Midlands Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the Midlands region of England.

Lost Pubs of Shropshire (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

UK Medical Registers (1859-1959)

Books listing doctors who were licensed to operate in Britain and abroad. Contains doctor's residencies, qualification and date of registration.

Railway Employment Records (1833-1963)

A rich collection of records documenting those who worked for railway companies that were later absorbed by the government. Records include: staff registers, station transfers, pensions, accident records, apprentice records, caution books, and memos. Records may include date of birth, date of death and name of father.

Pontesbury School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Pontesbury

Victoria County History: Shropshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Pontesbury Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Shropshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire (1085-1299)

A sprawling work detailing Shropshire's early historical records. It is particularly useful for the study of medieval Shropshire families.

Shropshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Shropshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Pontesbury Military Records

Shropshire Militia Buried at Yarmouth (1804)

The names of Shropshire militia men who were buried in Great Yarmouth.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

British Army WWI Service Records (1914-1920)

This rich collection contains contains records for 1.9 million non-commissioned officers and other ranks who fought in WWI. Due to bomb damage in WWI, around 60% of service records were lost. Documents cover: enlistment, medical status, injuries, conduct, awards and discharge. A great deal of genealogical and biographical documentation can be found in these documents, including details on entire families, physical descriptions and place of birth.

Pontesbury Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Pontesbury Histories & Books

Nooks and Corners of Shropshire (1899)

Details of a travel through Shropshire, describing towns, monuments and other areas of interest. Contains sketches of buildings, views, interiors etc.

Victoria County History: Shropshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire (1085-1299)

A sprawling work detailing Shropshire's early historical records. It is particularly useful for the study of medieval Shropshire families.

Shropshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Shropshire.

Shropshire Churches (2010-Present)

Descriptions and photographs of Shropshire Anglican and other denominational churches. Also provides details for those wishing to visit the church.

Biographical Directories Covering Pontesbury

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Pontesbury Maps

Maps of Shropshire (1600-1900)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Ordnance Survey One-inch to the Mile Maps (1945-1947)

High-quality digital reproductions of maps plotting, settlements, roads, natural features and other features in England & Wales.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Pontesbury Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Pontesbury Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

PONTESBURY is a township and an extensive parish on the high road from Shrewsbury to Montgomery and on the Shrewsbury and Minsterley branch of the London and North-Western and Great Western joint railway, which has a station here and one at Plealey Road, miles south-west from Shrewsbury, 160 ½ from London and 15 ½ north-north-east from Montgomery; it is in the Western division of the county, Pontesbury division of Ford hundred, petty sessional division of Pontesbury, union of Atcham, Shrewsbury county court district, rural deanery of Pontesbury, archdeaconry of Ludlow and diocese of Hereford. The church of St. George or St. Bartholomew was rebuilt in 1829, and is an edifice of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, clerestories nave, aisles, south porch and a western tower containing a clock and 6 bells: the organ, presented in 1861 by the late Henry de Grey Warter esq. of Longden Manor, J. P., D. L. who died in 1884, was formerly in Harrow school chapel: the canopied marble Teredos, designed by the late J. E. Street esq. R. A. architect, was erected as a memorial to Mrs. Frances Barber Harrison, wife of the Rev. W. Harrison M. A. rector of the first portion, and sister of Dr. J. B. Lightfoot, late Bishop of Durham: in the chancel is a memorial window, erected by the Rev. W. Harrison M. A. to his uncle, the Rev. Hamlet Harrison, a former rector of the first portion, who died in 1843: the chancel, which retains a piscina and aumbry, is, with the exception of the Norman font, the only remaining part of the old church: in the north wall of the chancel is a brass to Owen Davies, ob. 1596. The register dates from the year 1528. The living is a rectory and was divided, by Bishop’s decree, dated July 22nd, 1840, into three portions, under the provisions of an Act of Parliament (Vic. 2 and 3, cap. 30), each portion having its own ecclesiastical district: first portion, average tithe rent-charge £582, net yearly value £579, with 22 ½ acres of glebe, and residence, in the gift of and held since 1847 by the Rev. William Harrison M. A. of Brasenose College, Oxford, whose residence still bears the name of the Deanery: second portion, average tithe rent-charge £634, net yearly value £599, including 58 ½ acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of Queen’s College, Oxford, and held since 1868 by the Rev. Samuel John Hawkes M. A. and late Michel fellow of that college: third portion, average tithe rent-charge £312, net yearly value £274, including about 100 acres of glebe, in the gift of the trustees of the late H. de Grey Warter esq. and held since 1882 by the Rev. Edward Mainwaring Furley M. A. of Oriel College, Oxford, who resides at Hinton Hall. Here are Congregational and Baptist chapels, both with ministers’ house and graveyard, and also Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels. The charities amount to about £31 yearly, derived from the Hem farm, Westbury, and including 21 acres of land producing £16 per annum, to be distributed among five poor widows: there are also gifts of £3 a year to “decayed householders,” and the Barbara-Harries bequest of £200. Pontesford and Pontesbury Hills are objects of great interest; an encampment has been traced by antiquaries on the former, and on the latter are remains of a similar character; indications of a Roman well and tiles have also been found in the parish. The inhabitants are employed in agriculture, and in the coal and lead works. Reginald Cholmondeley esq. D. L., J. P. of Condover Hall, Shrewsbury, is lord of the manor of Pontesbury. Pontesford is in the manor of Ford. The trustees of Major-Gen. C. V. Jenkins J. P. Mrs. Tatham Warter and Highway Jones esq. J. P. are the principal landowners. The soil is chiefly clay, with sub-strata of gravel, lime and shale. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans, peas, oats and roots. Collieries are worked at Arscott, Cruck-Meole, Little Hanwood and Castle Place in this parish, and bricks and drain pipes are made at Arscott and Pontesbury. The area is 11,010 acres; rateable value, £19,471; the population in 1891 was 2,682. In 1884 a detached part of Worthen in Forden union was added to this parish.

Ford Heath, 4 miles north-east and Malehurst, 1 mile west, are hamlets.

Petty sessions are held at the Court House the last Friday in the month at 11. 30 a.m. Also six sessions at Marton during the year for Chirbury district, held at the Sun inn. The following is a list of places in the division: —Alderbury, Arscott, Asterley, Bulthey, Cardiston, Causeway, Cruckmeole, Cruckton, Edge, Eyton, Ford, Gt. Hanwood, Gatten, Habberley, Heath Over & Nether, Hinton, Lea, Longden, Marsh Polmere, Newton, Minsterley, Plealey, Pontesbury, Rowton, Sascott, Stretton, Trefnant, Vennington, Wallop, Wattlesborough, Westbury, Whitton, Wigmore, Winnington, Wollaston & Yockleton.

Places of Worship, with times of services

St. George’s Church, Rev. William Harrison M. A.; Rev. Samuel John Hawkes M. A.; &Rev. Edward Mainwaring Furley M. A.; 11. 30 a.m.; 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Chapel of Ease, Cruckton, once every Sunday, Rev. S. J. Hawkes M. A.

Mission Church, Asterley, Rev. E. M. Furley M. A. Baptist, Rev. Thomas Evans; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Congregational (served from Minsterley), 2. 30 & 6. 30 p.m. Primitive Methodist (served from Minsterley), 2. 30 & 6. 30 p.m.

Wesleyan (served from Shrewsbury), 2. 30 & 6. 30 p.m.

Schools

National, Pontesbury (mixed), built in 1854 & enlarged in 1875, for 200 children; average attendance, 115; Wm. Heber Colley, master; (infants), for 100 children; average attendance, 60; Miss Mary Ann Gwilliam, mist National, Cruck Meole (mixed), erected in 1872, with master’s house adjoining, for 150 children; average attendance, 70; Samuel Ross Ivey, master.

National, Asterley (mixed), built in 1872, on a site given by the late Mr. Henry Gardner, of Westley, for 60 children; average attendance, 50.

National, Lea Cross (mixed), built in 1822 & enlarged & restored in 1885, with a residence for the master, by the Rev. S. J. Hawkes M. A. rector of Pontesbury (second portion); it will hold 100 children; average attendance, 50.

Kelly's Directory of Shropshire (1895)

Surnames Found in Pontesbury

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Jones2287.43
2Davies1504.89
3Evans1123.65
4Edwards742.41
5Roberts501.63
6Tipton481.56
7Griffiths461.50
8Pugh441.43
9Bennett441.43
10Hughes431.40
11Hartshorn381.24
12Humphreys371.21
13Morgan331.07
14Morris300.98
15Brown290.94
16Preece280.91
17Hayward270.88
18Thomas260.85
19Careswell250.81
20Williams250.81
21Challinor250.81
22Rogers240.78
23Andrews230.75
24Carswell230.75
25Lewis220.72
26Turner210.68
27Bevan200.65
28Price200.65
29Breeze200.65
30Crump190.62
31Bowers190.62
32Rowson190.62
33Cooper180.59
34Bromley180.59
35Harris180.59
36Richards170.55
37Barker170.55
38Oakley170.55
39Smout170.55
40Howells160.52
41Powell160.52
42Sankey160.52
43Coles150.49
44Dorricott150.49
45Croft150.49
46Belch150.49
47Parry150.49
48Jenkins140.46
49Broxton140.46
50Owen130.42
51Holmes130.42
52Dyas130.42
53Gwilliam130.42
54Bowen130.42
55Tarry130.42
56Lycett120.39
57Littlehales120.39
58Savage120.39
59Pryce120.39
60Nicholls120.39
61Edgerley110.36
62Heighway110.36
63Higgins110.36
64Boustred110.36
65Robinson110.36
66Higginson110.36
67Spencer100.33
68Clarke100.33
69Tittley100.33
70Little100.33
71Garbett100.33
72Fleet100.33
73Hall100.33
74Giles100.33
75Foulkes100.33
76Lakelin100.33
77Lloyd100.33
78Purslow100.33
79Pickering100.33
80Braddock100.33
81Hallford100.33
82Mansell100.33
83Thompson100.33
84Thomason90.29
85Briscoe90.29
86Challenor90.29
87Bethell90.29
88Young90.29
89Steadman90.29
90Gough90.29
91Webb90.29
92Walker90.29
93Cross90.29
94James90.29
95Reese80.26
96Galliers80.26
97Charles80.26
98Mathews80.26
99Beamond80.26
100Powys80.26

* Statistics based on the 1881 census