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The introduction of Bishop’s transcripts in 1597 is significant to family historians as it means that two sets of records were kept of baptisms, marriages and burials. This doubles the chance that the records would survive, as gaps can often appear in Parish records due to the condition of the paper on which the records were written, where they were stored, damage caused by disintegration or water damage among many other reasons.

This set of bishop’s transcripts is a record of burials that took place in the parishes of Kinnerley & West Felton in the English county of Shropshire, also formerly known as Salop. The details in each transcript may vary but they can include the first and last name of the deceased, their residence, their home parish and the first names of their parents.