Richard's Castle, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Richard's Castle, Herefordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Richard's Castle, Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Munslow; Wolphy
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Ludlow
Registration District Ludlow
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1560
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ludlow
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History

RICHARD'S-CASTLE (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union of Ludlow, partly in the hundred of Wolphy, county of Hereford, and partly in the hundred of Munslow, S. division of Salop, 4 miles (S. S. W.) from Ludlow, on the road to Leominster. The church, situated in the county of Hereford, is a fine old structure with some beautiful remains of stained glass, and had formerly a spire, which was burned down several years since. A school is supported by the gentry of the parish. Some remains exist of the keep and walls of a castle built by Richard Scrope. A spring in the parish, called Boney well, is remarkable for casting up small fish or frog bones in spring and autumn.[1]


Civil Registration

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Church records

Census records

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Probate records

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

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Richards Castle


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 659-665. Date accessed: 13 April, 2013.

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