"BILLINGSLEY, a parish in the hundred of Stottesdon, in the county of Salop, 5 miles to the S. of Bridgnorth, its post town. The surrounding district abounds in coal andiron. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford, value £195, in the patronage of the Duke of Cleveland. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. This village was the birthplace, in 1636, of Dr. Thomas Hyde, the Orientalist and Oxford professor, who took part in the preparation of Walton's Polyglot."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015
- The transcription of the Parish Registers for Billingsley provided by Mel Lockie.
- A transcript of the Billingsley parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Billingsley parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
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