HOPTON, CASTLE (St. Mary), '''a parish''', in the union of Clun, hundred of Purslow, S. division of Shropshire, 12 miles (W. by N.) from Ludlow. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [https://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51043 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848)''], pp. 545-547. Date accessed: 18 June 2012.</ref>
=== Resources ===
==== Civil Registration ====
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].