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Offline Mike in Cumbria

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"Chapelry of Newtown"
« on: Saturday 29 February 20 14:55 GMT (UK) »
An ancestor was baptised in "The parish of Wem in the Chapelry of Newtown".

My dictionary gives two different definitions of chapelry:

(Ecclesiastical Terms) the district legally assigned to and served by an Anglican chapel

and

a congregation of nonconformist chapel-goers

Does anyone know just what the chapelry of Newtown was - a subdivision of the Anglican church or a non-conformist grouping of chapels?


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Re: "Chapelry of Newtown"
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 February 20 15:02 GMT (UK) »
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Re: "Chapelry of Newtown"
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 February 20 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Mike, I found this, from a Topographical Dictionary of England, which I think confirms that this was a subdivision of the Anglican Parish of Wem.
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Re: "Chapelry of Newtown"
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 29 February 20 15:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks BB and Jen. So, it does look like part of the Anglican church. He was later married in the Methodist Chapel in Wem, which is why I wondered, but that must have been related to his wife's religious background.
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Re: "Chapelry of Newtown"
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 29 February 20 20:08 GMT (UK) »
http://www.melocki.org.uk/salop/Newtown.html

The Register
of
Newtown.

Newtown Register.

Newtown was taken out of Wem, and formed into a separate parish, in the year 1861. It consists of the townships of Newtown, Northwood, and Wolverley, and its area is 2,764 acres. The population in 1901 was 367.

The chapel was consecrated 10th November, 1666, by the name of " the Blessed Charles, King and Martyr," and it is one of the few churches in England which bear that dedication. The present building was erected in 1868, and consists of nave, chancel, south porch, and western bell-turret.

The Parish Register Abstract gives this information about the Register:

" Newtown Chapelry (Wem Parish) C. One Book, Bap., Bur., 1780-1812."

The earlier entries will be found in the Wem Registers.


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