"GREAT BOLAS, a parish in the Newport division of the hundred of BRADFORD (South), county of SALOP, 1 mile (W. by N.) from Newport, containing, with Meeson, 274 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Lichtield and Coventry, rated in the king's books at £7. 9. 4., and in the patronage of Sir R. Hill, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist."
" MEESON, a township in the parish of GREAT BOLAS, Newport division of the hundred of BRADFORD (South), county of SALOP, 5 miles (N. w. by W.) from Newport. The population is returned with the parish."
[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1831](unless otherwise stated)
[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2015]