Hopton Cangeford, Shropshire Genealogy

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Hopton Cangeford, Shropshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Munslow
County Shropshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Ludlow
Registration District Ludlow
Records begin
Parish registers: 1788
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ludlow
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Shropshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HOPTON-IN-THE-HOLE, or Hopton-Cangeford, a parish, in the union of Ludlow, hundred of Munslow, S. division of Shropshire, 5 miles (N. E. by N.) from Ludlow. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Shropshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 545-547. Date accessed: 18 June 2012.