Find your ancestors in Shropshire, Kinnerley & West Felton Bishop's Transcripts, Burials 1630-1692

The records are of the burials in the English East Midland county of Shropshire, formerly known as Salop, between the years 1630-1692. The transcripts often include your relative’s mother and/or father’s name,which is an exciting discovery for your growing family tree.

Each record includes a transcript of original bishop’s transcripts. The details in each transcript may vary but they can include:

  • First and last name of the deceased
  • Burial date
  • Residence
  • Parish and county
  • Mother’s and/or father’s first names

Discover more about the Shropshire, Kinnerley & West Felton Bishop's Transcripts Burials 1630-1692

The county of Shropshire was formerly known as Salop. The county’s name was changed to Shropshire after a special council meeting in March 1980. West Felton and Kinnerley are both villages located within Shropshire. West Felton was mentioned in the Domesday Book as ‘Feltone’ and ‘Felton by le Knokyn.’

Bishop's Transcripts

In 1597, a constitution of the Convocation of the Province of Canterbury was approved by Elizabeth I. It required that each parish send annual reports to the bishop. These were known as bishop’s transcripts. This new practice is significant for the genealogist because it meant that two records were being kept of baptisms, marriages and burials, doubling the chance that the records would survive.