Skip to content

Ludlow Shropshire Genealogy & Family History

Photo of Ludlow, Shropshire, covered in winter snow. by Shropshire&TelfordTSB, some rights reserved.


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

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

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

Poll Books

St. Lawrence, Ludlow, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865

Below are the names of those that voted in the election of July 1865 between Col. The Hon. P. E. Herbert, Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., and R. Jasper More, Esq.

Poll Book of the Election, July 1865 for the Southern Division of Shropshire.

Ludlow Polling District

St. Lawrence, Ludlow, Parish of

2513 Amies Thomas

2514 Anderson George

2515 Anderson George Bridges Rodney

2516 Anderson Thomas Francis

2517 Atkins Robert

2518 Bayley William Harley

2519 Bayliss Oliver

2520 Bennett Alfred

2521 Bowen William

2522 Bowen Thomas

2523 Brampton Alfred

2524 Campbell Charles Montgomery

2525 Clark Luttrell Lewin

2526 Coates Edward

2527 Coates William

2528 Coleman Richard

2529 Collier James, see 2237

2530 Collings George

2531 Cook Thomas

2532 Cook William

2533 Cooper Henry Spencer

2534 Corn Joseph

2535 Crundell George

2536 Davies John

2537 Davies Edward

2538 Duke Samuel John

2539 Dunne Thomas, see 1256

2540 Ecclestone Emanuel

2541 Edwards Thomas, see 2648

2542 Eggington Edward

2543 Evans Matthew, see 2736

2544 Evans Thomas

2542 Evans Charles

2546 Eyton Thomas Campbell

2547 Felton Frederick

2548 Fletcher William

2549 Gough John

2550 Greenhouse Hugh

2551 Gray Henry

2552 Griffiths James

2553 Grieves John Edward

2554 Grounds Ambrose

2555 Harper Charles

2556 Halford Thomas, see 2441, 2656

2557 Hammonds Andrew

2558 Harding Edwin

2559 Harding William

2560 Harris James

2561 Hasler John

2562 Hand James, see 2660

2563 Hodges Chaplin, see 2443

2564 Hockey James

2565 Jenkins Thomas

2566 Johnson Herbert, see 2241

2567 Jones Richard

2568 Kent Manoah

2569 Knight Andrew Johnes Rouse Boughton

2570 Leighton Francis Kynvett

2571 Lello Thomas

2572 Lloyd Robert William

2573 Massey Thomas

2574 Meymott Henry

2575 Meyricke Robert

2576 Morris Edward

2577 Nash Frederick, see 2683

2578 Oliver Samuel

2579 Pardoe Frederick

2580 Partridge Edward John

2581 Paytoe Edwin Pilson, see 2687

2582 Pearce Alexander Steward Watkins

2583 Pearce John

2584 Penney Thomas

2585 Powell Edward, see 2696

2586 Price John (same as below)

2587 Price John (same as above)

2588 Price John

2589 Price William

2590 Pryce Alfred Clement

2591 Pryce Edward Parsons Samuel

2592 Phillips William, see 1390

2593 Phillips Robert

2594 Pugh George

2595 Pitt George, see 2296

2596 Reynolds John

2597 Robinson John, dead

2598 Russell William, jun.

2599 Stephens Thomas King

2600 Smallman Charles

2601 Smith Edward Blakeway

2602 Smith John

2603 Smith Benjamin

2604 Smith Benjamin Brown

2605 Southern Francis Richard, see 1199

2606 Tanner Edward, see 2450

2607 Tench Richard

2608 Tinson William

2609 Turner Edward

2610 Tyler Thomas

2611 Urwick William, see 204, 2101

2612 Urwick Richard

2613 Valentine Richard

2614 Watkins Samuel

2615 Watkins James

  • Warrington John, to Vote at Shiffnal

2616 Weaver Joseph

2617 Webb William

2618 Webb Thomas

2619 Wellings Edward Penwame

2620 Wilkes Thomas

2621 Wilkes Richard

2622 Williams John

2623 Williams Richard

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