Ludlow Shropshire Family History Guide

Ludlow is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Castle Street, Old Street, Corve Street, and Broad Street.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Christians, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Ludlow

  • Stanton Lacy
  • Ludford
  • Bromfield
  • Ludlow Castle
  • Ludford

Historical Descriptions

Ludlow

BEETON’S BRITISH GAZETTEER 1870

Ludlow, a well-built municipal and parliamentary borough and market and post town of England, in Shropshire, on the Teme, which is crossed here by a stone bridge, 23 miles S. from Shrewsbury. The chief public buildings are the church, a very spacious and stately looking edifice, 228 feet in length, and 73 in breadth, which was restored in 1863; the market house, town-hall, guildhall, new cattle market, theatre, literary institution, museum, and news-rooms. here are several chapels for nonconformists, a free grammar-school, founded by Edward VI; a dispensary, and several charities, both for education and for the relief of the distressed. Mar. D. Mon. and Sat. Pop. of mun. bor. 5178; of parl. bor. 6033. It is a telegraph station, and a station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway, which is in connection with the Great Western and London and North-Western Railways.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Ludlow. A market and borough town near the southern extremity of Shropshire.

Lat. 52. 24. N. Long 2. 49. W. Market on Monday, Fairs on Monday before old Candlemas Day, Tuesday before Easter, Wednesday in Whitsun–week, August 21, September 28, and December 6.

Broad Street and Castle Wards contain 443 houses, 2,208 inhab.

Corve Street Ward contains 160 houses, 740 inhab.

Old Street Ward contains 403 houses, 1,272 inhab.

Ludlow is situated on a hill, with a declivity on every side; it has an elegant and cheerful appearance, and is surrounded by a country full of delightful prospects, in every direction. It was formerly inclosed by a strong wall, which was about a mile in circumference, including the castle, which, as Leland says, hemmed in part of the town, and is the most prominent object of attention.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824.

Broad Street and Castle

GREGORY SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Broad Street and Castle. One of the wards in the borough of Ludlow, in the parish of St. Laurence. Broad Street and Castle Ward contains 443 houses, 2208 inhabitants.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Corve Street

GREGORY SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Corve Street. In the parish of St. Laurence, Ludlow, one of the wards of the borough of Ludlow. 160 houses, 740 inhabitants.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Castle Street

GREGORY SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Castle Street. In the parish of St. Laurence, in the borough of Ludlow. Broad Street and Castle Ward, contain 443 houses, 2,208 inhabitants.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Old Street

SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Old Street. One of the wards of the parish of St. Lawrence, in the borough of Ludlow. 403 houses, 1872 inhabitants.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Ludlow Parish Registers

Ludlow Parish Registers Volumes I. to III. 1558-1719

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. VIII (1912)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore; 1907- W.G.D. Fletcher

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Ludlow Parish Registers Volumes I. to III. 1558-1719 – Archive.org

Ludlow Parish Registers Volumes IV. to VII. 1719-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. XIV (1915)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore; 1907- W.G.D. Fletcher

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Ludlow Parish Registers Volumes IV. to VII. 1719-1812 – Archive.org

The Register of Ludlow, Corve Street and Old Street Independent Chapel 1802-1836

Shropshire parish registers : Nonconformist and Roman Catholic registers (1903)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society; Evans, George Eyre; Fletcher, W. G. D. (William George Dimock), 1851-1935; Kinsella, William

Publisher: [London] : Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

The Register of Ludlow, Corve Street (and Old Street) Independent Chapel 1802-1836 – Archive.org

Ludlow Churchwardens Accounts

Churchwardens’ accounts of the town of Ludlow, in Shropshire from 1540 to the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

Ed., from the original manuscript, by Thomas Wright …

Published 1869 by Printed for the Camden society in Westminster.

Ludlow Churchwarden’s Accounts – Archive.org

Illustrations

Poll Books

St. Lawrence, Ludlow, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865

Family History Links

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization and Military records – Free

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ludlow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Ludlow
  • Poor Law Union: Ludlow
  • Hundred: Ludlow Borough
  • Province: Canterbury
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s