Find your ancestors in Shropshire, Non-Conformist Membership Lists 1819-1906

Was your ancestor a member of a non-conformist church in Shropshire between 1819 and 1906? The collection includes membership lists from Congregational and United Reform Churches. Some membership lists recorded your ancestor’s residence and occupation, as well as when your ancestor was admitted to the church.

Each record will have an image of the membership list and a transcript. For various reasons the amount of detail in each record can differ but most will include a combination of the following:

  • Name
  • Denomination
  • Residence
  • Admission year
  • Place
  • County and country
  • Registration type


The image may reveal additional information about your ancestor, such as

  • Date of record entry
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Date of admission
  • Mode of admission
  • General remarks – may include date of death or if they have left the church and the reason why.

Discover more about these records

The Shropshire membership lists are held at the Shropshire Archives. They record the names of non-conformist church members from various churches in Shropshire between 1819 and 1906. You may find multiple records for one individual as some churches recorded their members annually.

Non-conformist churches are not members of the established Church of England. This broad term refers to Roman Catholics, Jews, Methodists, Baptists and Quakers. This collection includes records from United Reformed Church and Congregational churches from Church Stretton, Madeley, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch.