Find your ancestors in Shropshire burials

Discover your ancestors in burial records from 1518 to 1900 in the diocese of Shropshire, England.

Each record comprises a transcript and a colour image of the original parish register of the burial. The amount of information included varies, but the Shropshire Burial records may include some or all of the following information about your ancestor:
  • Full name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • Date of burial
  • Age at death
  • Place of residence
  • Religious denomination
  • Spouse’s first name
  • Father’s first name
  • Mother’s first name
  • Where possible we have calculated year of birth based on reported age at death.
This record set comprises almost 800,795 burials and date from 1538 to 1900. These records cover, and can be searched by, the following denominations:
  • Anglican
  • Methodist
  • Baptist
  • Unitarian
  • United Reform Church
  • Congregational
  • Society of Friends (Quaker)

Burial records provide information on the date and place your ancestor was buried, and are an essential part of researching your family history. There are records where the parents of the deceased are listed, and these are often the key to finding out the names of the generation before.

Salop is the old name for the West Midlands county of Shropshire, the county town is Shrewsbury. It was renamed Shropshire by order of the county council in 1980.

These records belong to the Shropshire collection, a unique set of records spanning baptisms, banns, marriages and burials which provides details of the history of Shropshire and its people.

These records are from the diocese of Shropshire; note that dioceses can cross county borders. Shropshire borders Wales, and there are a number of records from Montgomeryshire in Wales in these records.