Fitz (St. Paul)

FITZ (St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Atcham, hundred of Pimhill, N. division of Salop, 5½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Shrewsbury; containing 246 inhabitants. This parish, which comprises 1500 acres, is situated on the Severn, and the river Perry also flows through the lands. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 5. 10., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £260, and the glebe comprises 32 acres. Dr. Edward Waring, the mathematician, was born here.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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