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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Shocklach St Edith

 

The Parish

The parish of Shocklach lies in the extreme southwest of Cheshire forming part of the border not only with the detached portion of neighbouring Flintshire but also with Denbighshire. Shocklach is located about 6 miles east of the Denbighshire industrial town of Wrexham and lies on the eastern banks of the River Dee which here forms the border. Shocklach sits, in lanes, about 2 miles north of the B5069 which connects Malpas with Bangor on Dee. Shocklach is a mixture of a settlement, two distinct centres, the village of Shocklach itself, the subsidiary settlement of Shocklach Green closer to the Dee and a scatter of farms and cottages to the north around the former site of a Norman border castle at Castletown. The area is extensively farmed for cattle, the rich pastures of the Dee floodplain providing excellent forage. The Dee drains northwards through the city of Chester to reach the Irish Sea. Shocklach is sited at just 30 metres above the sea but land rises steadily eastwards to top 100 metres on Kidnal Hill near to Malpas. Cheshire is a land of large parishes, Shocklach was not one of those it covered just under 2,900 acres and would have supported a population of a little over 400 parishioners. In Domesday times Shocklach was a tiny place, held by one Robert, son of Hugh, it was a place of just 3 ploughs and a half acre meadow.


The Church

St Edith's church sits a little north of the main village centre, a mile north on the lane to Farndon and a short step down Church Lane. The church has ancient origins its basal fabric being Norman Romanesque in style. Pevsner cites the southern doorway as illustrative of this period but ventures to describe it as "very crudely decorated". The church has a simple structure of nave & chancel with a double bellcote at the western end. The chancel arch is often the earliest feature of the church's main body, in this case it is 14th century indicating a significant rebuild at that period, also from the same era comes the northern doorway. A baptistery was added, according to Pevsner in the 17th century and was as rustic as that southern doorway. There is no mention of a significant restoration in that account leaving a church which is the usual mixture of styles from across the centuries. At the end of Church Lane whence it becomes a footpath sits a rough parking area large enough for many cars. The churchyard has quite a few trees which are sadly concentrated in those areas with the best photographic angles resulting in some difficulty to adequately capture the building.


The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 9th September 1754 - 21st September 1812 Cheshire Archives & Local Studies - Reference - P 308/4772/3
Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
2 22nd April 1813 - 20th November 1836 Cheshire Archives & Local Studies - Reference - P 308/4772/5
Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None


Holt St Chad, Denbighshire
Farndon St Chad
Tilston St Mary
Worthenbury St Deiniol, Flintshire
Tilston St Mary
Worthenbury St Deiniol, Flintshire
Malpas St Oswald
Malpas St Oswald

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
1 09/09/1754 Lancelot HOLMES   Marchweil, Denbighshire Martha CAPPER Single  
2 29/09/1754 John HUGHES   Guilden Sutton Anne GREGORY Single  
3 27/04/1755 Thomas WILLIAMSON     Mary PETERS   Worthenbury, Flintshire
4 04/05/1755 William LEAVER   Aldford Sarah FENNEL    
5 14/12/1755 Robert YOUD   Farndon Jane POVEY    
6 21/12/1755 John RONE   Hanmer, Flintshire Jane WILLIAMSON    
7 07/02/1756 James GREENE   Malpas Deborah WYNNE    
8 16/12/1756 Thomas BENNION     Mary PHYTHIAN    
9 30/12/1757 Joseph ROULISON     Catherine MATTHEWS    
10 10/01/1758 Samuel JAMES   Holt, Denbighshire Jane WYNNE    
11 29/06/1758 Thomas WEVER     Sarah WYNN    
12 10/12/1758 William HOPLEY     Ann DAVIS    
13 20/01/1760 John KEAY   Hanmer, Flintshire Mary POVEY    
14 17/02/1760 William JONES   Tilston Sarah PRICE    
15 17/02/1760 Charles BAKER     Mary TAYLOR    
16 30/06/1760 Francis BROOMFIELD   Tilston Margaret BAKER    
17 20/09/1760 William ALLIN     Mary HARRIS    
18 02/01/1761 Joseph CARTWRIGHT     Elizabeth WADE   Malpas
19 25/12/1761 Charles RAVENSCROFT     Elizabeth YEWD    
20 26/01/1762 Samuel BENNION     Deborah NIXON   Marbury
21 26/01/1762 John HARRIS     Mary HOPLEY    
22 09/05/1762 Edward PULESTON   Isycoed, Denbighshire Jane YEWD    
23 06/07/1762 Robert GREGORY     Deborah POVEY    
24 17/08/1762 Robert CALDECOTT     Anne POVEY    
25 09/02/1763 Jonathan BAKER     Ann ROWLAND    
26 30/12/1764 John MORETON   Liverpool, Lancashire Hannah ROBINSON    
27 04/11/1765 Joseph CARTRICK     Martha SHONE    
28 06/01/1766 James RICHARDS     Christian ROGERS    
29 14/04/1766 William ROGERS     Mary ALEN    
30 28/02/1767 Roger JONES     Hannah RICHARDS    
31 23/08/1767 George ALLEN     Mary ROGERS    
32 14/02/1768 William POVEY     Jane CLUB    
33 02/06/1768 Jonathan DAVIES   Bangor On Dee, Flintshire Elizabeth THOMAS    
34 25/12/1768 George GREEN   Coddington Ann HOPLEY    
35 24/09/1769 Richard RICHARDS     Ann PHYTHIAN    
36 25/12/1769 Samuel BAKER     Margarett ROGERS    
37 24/07/1770 William HEWIT     Elizabeth MATHEWS    
38 09/09/1770 Thomas TAYLOR   Holt, Denbighshire Martha ACHSON    
39 30/12/1770 William WRAG Single   Sarah RAVENSCROFT    
40 21/12/1772 James LARGE   Hanmer, Flintshire Elizabeth PATE    
41 27/12/1772 John WEAVER     Mary PARRY    
42 11/07/1773 John DOD     Elizabeth ROWLAND    
43 19/07/1773 Thomas SIMPSON     Elizabeth BICKLEY   Malpas
44 30/01/1774 John DAWSON   Farndon Esther POVEY Single  
45 17/04/1774 Edward ROBERTS     Mary FRANKS Single  
46 14/08/1774 Samuel PHILIPS     Elizabeth ESBURY    
47 19/03/1775 William PRICE     Elizabeth WILLIAMS    
48 11/05/1775 Thomas CLUTTON     Mary LANCELEY Single  
49 21/06/1775 Samuel SPEED     Margaret TUNNAH    
50 13/02/1776 Charles PHYTHIAN     Matty BODEN   Bunbury
51 19/02/1776 William DUCKERS   Aldford Mary ROWDEN    
52 11/08/1776 William REECE   Bangor On Dee, Flintshire Margarett PHYTHIAN    
53 17/12/1776 John PHILIPS     Mary HARRIS    
54 28/05/1777 Francis POVEY     Mary BENION   Isycoed, Denbighshire
55 26/10/1777 James SIMPSON     Alice GRIFFITHS    
56 01/03/1778 John DAVIES     Mary HOPLEY    
57 14/09/1778 John SALUSBURY     Anne SUCKLEY    
58 06/10/1778 Richard PRICE     Martha KERRISON    
59 14/12/1778 John HOPLEY     Anne MORGAN    
60 22/01/1779 John WYNNE   Gresford, Denbighshire Jane BENNION    
61 26/01/1779 William BRADSHAW   Bangor On Dee, Flintshire Elizabeth HOPLEY    
62 02/11/1779 John RAWLINSON   Farndon Mary PHILIPS    
63 19/04/1780 Thomas WARBURTON     Margaret DAVIES Single  
64 10/12/1780 Charles SIMPSON     Elizabeth CHALONER    
65 23/04/1781 James DONE   Malpas Sarah WEAVER Single  
66 30/04/1781 Edward DAVIES Single   Mary MATTHEWS Single  
68 20/11/1781 Peter ELLIS   Isycoed, Denbighshire Anne YOWD    
69 27/11/1781 Benjamin BLEYTHIN     Hannah ALLFORD    
70 26/12/1781 George ALLEN     Elizabeth ROBERTS    
71 22/04/1782 John JONES     Margaret MARES    
72 31/07/1782 Joseph PEMBERTON     Margaret PHILLIPS    
73 18/09/1782 John SPARROW   Malpas Martha PHYTHIAN    
74 21/10/1783 Charles WYNNE   Aldford Elizabeth ALLEN    
75 09/04/1784 Ralph FISHER     Jane BRADLEY    
76 08/08/1784 Joseph WARBURTON     Mary TOMLINSON    
77 16/10/1784 Charles VERNON     Susan WILLIAMS    
78 28/08/1785 Thomas VAUGHAN     Margaret PHILIPS    
79 03/01/1787 William POVER   Worthenbury, Flintshire Mary YOUD    
80 29/05/1787 Richard ROGERS     Margaret OWENS    
81 27/12/1787 Samuel HUGHES   Tilston Anne WALKER    
82 15/02/1788 John CARR   Shropshire Anne WYNNE    
83 30/06/1788 Charles ROYDON     Sarah THOMAS    
84 23/09/1788 George PATE     Jane WYNNE    
85 19/01/1789 Thomas LEY     Mary ALLEN Single  
86 16/02/1790 Charles HOPLEY     Mary POOVAH    
87 27/07/1790 Robert HOPLEY     Margaret RICHARDS    
88 19/09/1790 John CALDECOT     Mary MULLOCK    
89 14/10/1790 John HOLLAND   Ightfield, Shropshire Mary WEAVER    
90 30/10/1791 Joseph GRIFFITHS   Malpas Mary WILLIAMSON    
91 08/01/1792 William LEAVER   Aldford Anne SIMPSON    
92 08/01/1793 Thomas HOTCHKINS   Bangor On Dee, Flintshire Elizabeth WILLIAMSON    
93 24/09/1793 Thomas DAVIES   Bangor On Dee, Flintshire Margaret GREEN    
94 21/01/1795 Thomas DAWSON     Elizabeth STOCKTON    
95 25/10/1795 Joseph HUXLEY   Aldford Anne WILLIAMSON    
96 27/12/1796 Thomas ROWE     Ann MORRIS   Worthenbury, Flintshire
97 15/02/1798 Richard BULLOCK     Jane RICHARDS    
98 21/11/1798 James TOMLINSON     Ann EDWARDS    
99 09/01/1799 John PARKER     Mary PRICE    
100 17/06/1800 Thomas BAKER     Mary POVAH    
101 03/08/1801 John DOWNES     Mary DAVIES    
102 30/09/1801 Richard LLOYD   Hanmer, Flintshire Jane GREEN Single  
103 23/11/1801 Edward ROBERTS     Ann BROOMFIELD    
104 15/12/1801 Samuel HARDING   Backford Esther CALDECOTT    
105 27/07/1802 John ROBINSON     Elizabeth HANSON    
106 21/09/1802 Peter POVEY     Elizabeth DAVIES   Marchweil, Denbighshire
107 29/12/1802 Peter POVEY     Elizabeth DAVIES   Marchweil, Denbighshire
108 16/10/1803 John BUTLER     Anne PHILLIPS    
109 28/11/1803 Thomas NEWNS   Worthenbury, Flintshire Martha DAWSON    
110 12/12/1803 John WYNNE     Mary WOODALL    
111 19/12/1803 Elias JONES     Jane ROBERTS    
112 24/12/1804 Thomas BAKER     Mary CARTWRIGHT   Ellesmere, Shropshire
113 31/12/1804 William HARDEN     Hannah PRICE    
114 24/04/1805 Thomas MIDCALF     Mary SIMPSON    
115 09/07/1805 Richard GRIFFITHS     Elizabeth ACKLEY    
116 28/04/1806 Thomas HOUGH   Tilston Elizabeth OVERTON    
117 03/08/1806 James WARBURTON     Mary SHONE    
118 22/09/1806 William SHONE     Mary PARKER    
119 29/12/1806 William SIMPSON     Elizabeth STANT    
120 17/12/1808 Samuel HILLIARD   Eccleston Mary OVERTON    
122 24/04/1809 William POWEL     Martha EVANS    
124 11/11/1809 William CARTWRIGHT   Dodleston Margaret BAKER    
125 30/12/1809 Samuel HOPLEY     Anne NEELE    
126 28/10/1811 Samuel JACKSON     Catherine BRADSHAW    
127 30/12/1811 John CHALONER     Mary ROGERS    
128 20/04/1812 William DAVIES   Malpas Ann NICKSON Single  
129 21/09/1812 Thomas HUNTBACK   Prees, Shropshire Elizabeth HOPLEY    
1 22/04/1813 Richard LEE     Mary WEAVER Widow  
2 08/06/1813 Peter ELLIS   Holt, Denbighshire Elizabeth CALDECOTT    
3 05/10/1814 John WINN     Jane EVANS    
4 13/02/1815 Edward PRICE     Anne HOPLEY    
5 08/08/1815 Samuel HOPLEY     Sarah MULLOCK    
6 20/02/1816 John HOPLEY     Jane POVAH Single  
7 07/03/1816 John BROOKFIELD   Selattyn, Shropshire Ellen BAKER Single  
8 02/05/1816 George WOOLRICK   Handley Abigail Susannah PRICE Single  
9 30/07/1816 John PAINE     Elizabeth ALLEN    
10 29/12/1817 William KERRISON     Elizabeth PRICE Single  
11 22/03/1818 John BARLOW     Frances MINSHALL    
12 07/09/1818 John BLETHIN     Esther BLETHIN    
13 28/12/1818 John HARRIES     Mary WINRIGHT    
14 04/01/1819 Ralph JACKSON   Tilston Elizabeth WILLIAMSON    
15 27/09/1819 Thomas CLAY     Ann WARBURTON    
16 24/01/1820 Samuel DONE     Anne PINK    
17 03/04/1820 David EDWARDS   Worthenbury, Flintshire Catharine POVEY Single  
18 04/09/1820 Richard ROGERS     Margaret PENK    
19 26/09/1820 John JONES     Margaret HUMPHREYS    
20 28/12/1820 Nathan GRIFFITHS     Margaret RICHARDS   Malpas
21 02/01/1821 James MANSELL   Hanmer, Flintshire Catharine HOPLEY    
22 17/07/1821 William DAVIES     Mariah MOTISHIRE    
23 31/12/1821 James WARBUTTON     Jane CLAY   Tilston
24 21/01/1822 James DENISON     Sarah HARRIS    
25 18/02/1822 Edward ROBERTS   Overton, Flintshire Elizabeth JONES    
26 02/06/1823 John PULESTON     Mariah BARKER    
27 16/06/1823 Thomas MOODY   Holt, Denbighshire Anne PARKER    
28 07/09/1823 Thomas REEVES     Mary HOPLEY    
29 06/01/1824 James LEE   Gresford, Denbighshire Eliza WEAVER    
30 05/05/1824 Thomas LEWIS     Mary MULLOCK    
31 27/07/1824 William MORRIS   Gresford, Denbighshire Maria ROWE    
32 31/07/1825 John ROBERTS     Anne ROBERTS    
33 02/08/1825 Thomas DAVIES     Ann GREEN    
34 30/01/1826 Joseph BLEYTHING     Mary GRIFFITH    
35 30/05/1826 George PARKER     Ann SMITH    
36 30/10/1826 Ralph DUCKERS     Phoebe RONE    
37 30/10/1826 Joseph HARRIES     Martha WAINWRIGHT    
38 26/02/1827 Samuel CHEERS   Waverton Mary Ann LEWIS    
39 12/06/1827 William BENNETT   Malpas Mary RONE    
40 10/09/1827 William HOPLEY     Mary MANLEY    
41 21/01/1828 William POWDRELL   Malpas Margaret CARTWRIGHT    
42 17/06/1828 Charles DAVIES     Sarah CLUTTON    
43 31/12/1829 John BROWN   Burslem, Staffordshire Ann CALDECOTT    
44 24/05/1830 John HUGHES   Malpas Mary WARBURTON    
45 13/09/1830 Charles ALLEN     Mary STEVENS    
46 01/11/1830 Robert BOODLE   Holt, Denbighshire Maria PRICE    
47 17/01/1831 Edward PRICE   Farndon Ann WARBURTON    
48 29/08/1831 John WARTON   Tilston Ann JONES    
49 03/11/1831 George BRERETON   Harthill Jane HOPLEY    
50 28/12/1831 George PRICE     Ann CLUTTON    
51 13/03/1832 Thomas LIGHTFOOT   Coddington Elizabeth LEWIS    
52 23/04/1832 Charles GOSTAGE   Bangor On Dee, Flintshire Ann CALDECOTT    
53 11/06/1832 Thomas PRICE   Malpas Margaret PRINCE    
54 17/10/1832 Benjamin CRUMP   Malpas Ann DAVIES    
55 26/11/1832 Thomas MOTTRAM   Malpas Sarah HULSON    
56 29/12/1832 Edward BITHELL   Farndon Mary ROBERTS    
57 12/08/1833 Joseph DAVENPORT   Wrenbury Ann ROGERS    
58 03/02/1835 James CHALLONER     Sarah HUMPHREYS   Worthenbury, Flintshire
59 19/01/1836 William CLUTTON   Whitchurch, Shropshire Mary LLOYD    
60 26/05/1836 Richard MULLOCK     Mary DUTTON   Coddington
61 05/09/1836 John SHONE   Malpas Mary GRONNER    
62 20/11/1836 Robert LLOYD     Elizabeth ROWE    

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