Author Topic: Besford Wood, Moreton Corbet and/or Shawbury  (Read 280 times)

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Besford Wood, Moreton Corbet and/or Shawbury
« on: Saturday 07 July 18 01:03 BST (UK) »
Hello--
    Is Besford Wood in both Moreton Corbet & Shawbury?
I have records from a few families that say Besford Wood,
Moreton Corbet--and then Besford Wood, Shawbury.
Thanks.
Stephen Eric Simon, CT, USA

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Re: Besford Wood, Moreton Corbet and/or Shawbury
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 07 July 18 07:35 BST (UK) »
GenUKI is a marvellous resource, with notes from Victotian Gazetteers.

On the page for Shawbury (http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SAL/Shawbury), it says:
" BESFORD, a township in the parish of Shawbury, and hundred of North Bradford, in the county of Salop, 3 miles to the S.E. of Wem. The river Roden runs near it."

and

"SHAWBURY, a parish in the hundreds of North Bradford and Pimkill, county Salop, 7 miles N.E. of Shrewsbury, its post town, and 6 S.E. of Wem. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Roden, and is chiefly agricultural. The parish contains the townships of Acton Reynold, Besford, Edgbolton, Muckleton, Preston, Brockhurst, and Wytheford. "

Meanwhile, the page on Moreton Corbet says:
"MORETON CORBET, a parish in the hundred of North Bradford, county Salop, 8 miles N.E. of Shrewsbury, its post town, and 4 S.E. of Wem. The village, which is small, is situated on the river Roden"

The river Roden seems a common thread ;D
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Re: Besford Wood, Moreton Corbet and/or Shawbury
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 07 July 18 09:18 BST (UK) »
The 'where is it in Shropshire' section of the Genuki Shropshire pages has Besford in Shawbury:

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SAL/Where#B

Interesting as it's nearer to Moreton Corbet on maps.

Somewhere I have the CDs of the E & W parish boundaries and will look them out to  see where the boundary happens to be, if they're still accessible.

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Re: Besford Wood, Moreton Corbet and/or Shawbury
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 07 July 18 11:14 BST (UK) »

I see that K Garrard has modified his post and made my previous post look silly. I wish you wouldn't do that Kevin. All you need to do is use 'Add'.
Finally found the CDs!

Interesting - the maps have them as 3 separate divisions -

Shawbury is 161
Moreton C is 163
Besford is 162

The Gazeteer has Besford as in Shawbury but I think it is a detached part and maybe the ancesters would have used Moreton C for convenience as it is closer.


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Re: Besford Wood, Moreton Corbet and/or Shawbury
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 07 July 18 13:05 BST (UK) »
Hello--
   Thanks to all of you. I will check it all out.
Everyone contributed to my knowledge of
Besford Wood.
Stephen