Worthen Genealogical Records

Worthen 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.

Hope Baptisms (1860-1900)

A name index, connected to digital images of baptism registers. These records may help trace a family as far back as 1860.

Worthen Baptisms (1558-1900)

Digital images of baptism registers, searchable by a name index, essentially recording births, but may also include places of residence and occupations.

Worthen Baptism Records (1712-1812)

A searchable database containing transcriptions of the baptism registers of Worthen. These records may help trace a family as far back as 1712.

Worthen Baptism Records (1558-1812)

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

Worthen 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.

Worthen Marriage Banns (1770-1838)

Banns registers list the names of people who intended to marry by the system of calling banns, in which the bride and groom's name were called for three weeks at church. At these callings objections could be made to a marriage. They record the bride and groom's parish of residence, which may be recorded differently in the marriage register.

Worthen Marriages (1558-1900)

Name index linked to digital images of the church's marriage registers. Details may include a party's age, residence, marital status, father's name and signature.

Worthen Marriage Records (1712-1812)

A searchable transcript of marriages from the parish registers of Worthen. They may list residence, marital status, witnesses and more.

Worthen Marriage Records (1558-1812)

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

Worthen 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.

Hope Burials (1860-1900)

A name index linked to digital images of the burial registers of the church. Records document an individual's date of death and/or burial, age and residence. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

Worthen Burials (1558-1900)

Digital images of burial registers, searchable by a name index. Lists the deceased's name, residence and age.

Worthen Burial Records (1619-1902)

A searchable transcript of Worthen burial registers. They may list the age of the deceased, their residence and name of relations.

Worthen Burial Records (1558-1812)

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

Worthen Church Records

Worthen Parish Registers (1619-1902)

The parish registers of Worthen are a collection of books essentially documenting births, marriages and deaths. Their records can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Worthen Parish Registers (1558-1812)

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

Worthen Parish Registers (1558-1812)

The parish registers of Worthen provide details of births, marriages and deaths from 1558 to 1812. Parish registers can assist tracing a family as far back as 1558.

Shropshire Parish Registers (1538-1900)

A facility to browse digital images of registers recording births/baptisms, marriages and deaths/burials. To search these register by a name index, use the links in the above sections.

Shropshire Parish Register Transcripts (1538-1813)

Transcripts of baptism, marriage and burial registers for over 100 parishes in Shropshire.

Worthen 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.

Montgomeryshire Hearth Tax (1664-1665)

A transcript of records naming those who had a tax levied for the privilege of owning a hearth. Ordered by hundred.

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.

Worthen 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.

Lichfield and Coventry Diocese Probate Index (1650-1760)

An index to wills, administrations and inventories proved by the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry. Copies of wills can be ordered or viewed at the record office in Lichfield.

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.

Newspapers Covering Worthen

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.

Montgomeryshire Collections (1902-1942)

A journal containing scholarly articles on Montgomeryshire archaeology, history and genealogy.

Worthen 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.

Worthen 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.

Worthen 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.

Shropshire Eyre Roll of 1256 (1256)

Transcriptions of pleas brought before a court. They largely concern land disputes.

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.

Shropshire Eyre Roll of 1203 (1203)

Translations of pleas brought before a court. They largely concern land disputes.

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.

Worthen Taxation Records

Montgomeryshire Hearth Tax (1664-1665)

A transcript of records naming those who had a tax levied for the privilege of owning a hearth. Ordered by hundred.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

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.

Worthen Land & Property Records

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.

The Red Book (1240-1274)

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

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

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.

Worthen 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.

Worthen 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.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

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.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Worthen

Victoria County History: Shropshire (1086-1900)

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

The Sheriffs of Montgomeryshire (1540-1639)

Biographies of Montgomeryshire sheriffs with much information on their families and arms. Also contains detail on deputy sheriffs.

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.

Worthen 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.

The Sheriffs of Montgomeryshire (1540-1639)

Biographies of Montgomeryshire sheriffs with much information on their families and arms. Also contains detail on deputy sheriffs.

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.

Worthen Military Records

Shropshire Militia Buried at Yarmouth (1804)

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

Powys WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Powys, with some service details.

Powys WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Powys, with some service details.

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.

Worthen 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.

Worthen 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 Worthen

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.

Worthen Maps

Maps of Shropshire (1600-1900)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Maps of Montgomeryshire (1610-1880)

A collection of digitalised maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

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

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Parish Maps of Britain (1832)

Maps of parishes in England, Scotland and Wales. They are useful in determining which parish records may be relevant to your research.

Worthen 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.

Worthen Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

WORTHEN, or Worthin, is a large parish and village, on the road from Shrewsbury to Montgomery and Newtown, 5 miles west from Minsterley station on the Shrewsbury and Minsterley branch of the London and North Western and Great Western joint railway, 12 ½ south-west from Shrewsbury, 9 north-east from Montgomery, and 11 east from Welshpool, in the Western division of the county, Chirbury and Ford hundreds, Welshpool county court district, Forden union, petty sessional division of Pontesbury, rural deanery of Montgomery, archdeaconry of Ludlow and diocese of Hereford. The river Rea flows through the parish. The church of All Saints is an ancient building of stone and brick, originally in the Decorated style, and consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, vestry, and a tower on the north side containing a clock and 6 bells: in the church is a monument to Dr. Daniel Pryce, dean of Hereford, rector of Worthen and chaplain to King Charles I. who died in 1631; the stained east window was added in 1891 at a cost of 200 guineas The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £837, gross yearly value £1,078, net £799, including 112 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of New College, Oxford, and held since 1874 by the Rev. Lancelot John Lee M. A. formerly fellow of that college, J. P. At Rowley is a chapel of ease, built in 1867, at a cost of £600: it is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of nave with eastern apse, south porch, vestry and a western turret containing one bell: the east window is stained. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel. Fairs are held last Monday in March, May (hiring), June, September and November. There are charities of £30 17s. 8d. yearly value, distributed by the rector and two members of the Parish Council, on St. Thomas’ day. The Rev. Walter Charles Edward Kynaston M. A., J. P. of Hardwick Hall, Ellesmere, who is lord of the manors of Worthen and Brockton townships, Arthur Henry Orlando Lloyd esq. of Leaton Knolls, Shrewsbury, and James Whitaker esq. J. P. are the principal landowners. Hampton Hall, the seat of James Whitaker esq. J. P. which is about a mile westward, is a fine brick mansion of the 17th century, with freestone dressings and a handsome stone porch, and commands a splendid view of Stiperstones range, with Corndon and numerous other hills in the distance. The soil is mixed loam; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley &c. The area of the parish is 13,897 acres of land and 14 of water; rateable value, £12,273, including Hope, and the population in 1891 was 2,629 in the civil, and 1,116 in the ecclesiastical parish.

Worthen is a township in Chirbury hundred. The Rev. W. C. E. Kynaston M. A., J. P. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The area is 983 acres.

National School, erected, with residence for mistress, in 1850, for 98 children, and a new class room to hold 30, has been added recently; average attendance, 90.

National School, Bromlow, built about 1874, for 100 children; average attendance, 52.

Kelly's Directory of Shropshire (1895)

Surnames Found in Worthen

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Jones2287.09
2Davies1755.44
3Evans1604.98
4Rowson852.64
5Hughes812.52
6Lewis802.49
7Pugh712.21
8Williams652.02
9Roberts621.93
10Purslow521.62
11Bennett521.62
12Preece491.52
13Perkin431.34
14Griffiths421.31
15Blakemore421.31
16Morris391.21
17Thomas381.18
18Parry331.03
19Butler331.03
20Edwards310.96
21Rogers290.90
22Powell290.90
23Speake290.90
24Betton280.87
25Passant270.84
26Overton260.81
27Pryce250.78
28Vaughan250.78
29Johnson240.75
30Bunce230.72
31Ellis220.68
32Price220.68
33Wardman220.68
34Birch190.59
35Swain180.56
36Corfield180.56
37Wootton180.56
38Jacks170.53
39Smout170.53
40Sockett160.50
41Chidley160.50
42Groves160.50
43Young160.50
44Bryan160.50
45Morgan160.50
46Pritchard150.47
47Weaver150.47
48Howells150.47
49Bright150.47
50Matthews150.47
51Lloyd150.47
52Hayman150.47
53Dorricott140.44
54Phillips140.44
55Trentrem140.44
56Gardner140.44
57Ridge140.44
58Gough130.40
59Bunting130.40
60Gwilt130.40
61Gwilliam130.40
62Turner130.40
63Linley130.40
64Wall130.40
65Ryder120.37
66Hillage120.37
67Salter120.37
68James120.37
69Maddox120.37
70Clarke120.37
71Dentus120.37
72Ford110.34
73Brown110.34
74Hincks110.34
75Kinsey110.34
76Eakin110.34
77Andrew110.34
78Bowen100.31
79Hotchkiss100.31
80Dyas100.31
81Heakin90.28
82Woodhouse90.28
83Astley90.28
84Broxton90.28
85Lee90.28
86Perkins90.28
87Watkins90.28
88France90.28
89Moore90.28
90Milleton90.28
91Whettel80.25
92Northwood80.25
93Purcell80.25
94Peacock80.25
95Breeze80.25
96Howels80.25
97Tittley80.25
98Gittins80.25
99Beavan80.25
100Owen80.25