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Shropshire Lookup Requests / Alehouse Recognizances lookup, Shropshire Archives
« on: Saturday 19 December 15 19:55 GMT (UK)  »

Back in the 1960s, a letter sent from an English relative to my mother's aunt in Ohio, USA stated that the their great-great grandfather's brother "had a coaching inn on the road between Chester and Shrewsbury called Coach & Horses".  I believe the story is true, but they attributed it to the wrong person. 

While researching my Roberts ancestors in Burlton, Shropshire - the parish registers from 1819 onward list my ancestor William Roberts' occupation as "innkeeper" or "victualler".  Seeing that there was a public house just south of Burlton called "Coach & Horses", I realized this story may have applied to him.  However, I cannot find a directory or newspaper online which specifically links my ancestor with Coach & Horses in Burlton.   Since I am in the US, I cannot look for anything in the Shropshire Archives.

If anyone happens to be going to the Shropshire Archives, would they look in the alehouse recognizances to see if William Roberts (1784-1855) appears connected with Coach & Horses in Burlton?

I found this citation in the online catalog for the Shropshire which matches William's appearance in the Loppington parish registers.

XQ/E/2/1/6: Registers of alehouse recognizances: (1822-1828)

Thank you!

Here is the text in the certificate:

When and where born: Sixth December 1896, 87 Summer Hill Road
Name: Minnie Kate
Father: William Arthur JONES
Mother: Annie JONES formerly PEARSALL
Father's occupation: Carpenter Journeyman
Informant: A. Jones, Mother, 87 Summer Hill Road

I originally thought I was ordering the certificate for my grandfather's older sister, Minnie Jones, whose parents were Alfred and Annie Jones (formerly Gibbons).

Contact me for more information:



This is a request to anyone who has access to the burial registers for Ruyton-XI-Towns.

I am trying to determine when my g.g.g.grandfather William Roberts died.  He was a journeyman carpenter in Ruyton-XI-Towns and was born/baptized in 1783 in Loppington, Shropshire.

He appears in the 1851 Census for Ruyton, but in 1861 his wife Elizabeth Roberts is listed as a widow.

On the marriage certificate (dated May 23, 1859) of my g.g.grandparents Thomas Jones and Ann Roberts, he is listed as her father and is not listed as deceased with leads me to believe that he was still living at the time of his daughter's marriage.

The only parish records I can get access to through the LDS Church for Ruyton end in 1858, so I have no way of verifying a burial of a William Roberts in Ruyton after 1858 (Since I am in the USA, I can't visit the Shropshire Record Office).

It would be a great help if someone who has access to the Ruyton-XI-Towns burial registers could check for William ROBERTS between 1851 and 1861.

Thank you very much,

Hello all,

If any owns or has access to the title "Monumental inscriptions of St. Nicholas Church, Codsall, Staffordshire" would they be able to do a lookup for me?

I am looking for:
Anne or Ann JONES d. 1867 wife of Thomas JONES
Rosanna JONES d. 1873 wife of Richard JONES
Richard JONES d. 1880

I know they were buried in St. Nicholas' churchyard through Codsall parish records.  Since I am in America, and unlikely to visit any time soon, I am interested as to whether any monument inscriptions exist for them.



Would someone be able to look up the exact birth date of my great-grandfather's sister Jessie JONES who was born in Ruyton-XI-Towns.  Her birth was registered in Oswestry Registration District (Vol 6a, page 629) during the Apr to Jun quarter of 1860.

Her father is Thomas Jones (originally of Codsall, Staffordshire) and her mother is Anne Jones formerly Roberts (originally of Ruyton-XI-Towns).

Please let me know also if this information matches.

Thanks very much for anyone's help


I am seeking any descendants of William and Jessie PEPPER of Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire (they married in Liverpool in 1887).  They had three sons, Herbert Sydney PEPPER, Arnold Stuart PEPPER and Wilfrid Ernest PEPPER.

Jessie Jones PEPPER was my great-grandfather Alfred JONES' sister.  She was born in Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shropshire in 1860 and grew up in Codsall, Staffordshire with her father Thomas JONES and her siblings.

Alfred and his wife Annie and children emigrated to the United States in 1907, eventually residing in the Cleveland, Ohio area.


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