Hope Baggot, 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

Hope Baggot, Parish of

2428 Berrington John, see 2311

2429 Bray Richard

2430 Giles Benjamin

2431 Griffiths Thomas

2432 Jones Rev. David

Hope Baggot or Baggotshope Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Hope Baggot; or Baggotshope. A parish in the Cleobury division of the hundred of Stottesden, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Ludlow, and archdeaconry of Salop. 17 houses, 71 inhabitants. 4 ½ miles east of Ludlow.

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.

Hope Bagot – The Church

St John the Baptist, Hope Bagot
St John the Baptist, Hope Bagot. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Pankhurst and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

The Church is dedicated to S. John the Baptist, and has several interesting features. The earliest portions date from Norman times, and the chancel arch, the South doorway, and two windows in the chancel and nave are remarkable for richness of pattern and diaper of an unusual fashion. The plain bowl shaped font is probably of the same period. On the S. side of the chancel is a lancet of 13 century work and a piscine and sedilia of singular interest. To the following century belongs the two-light window on the S. side of the nave in connection with an altar of which the retable remains. The East window is post-Reformation. An inscription says: “This Church was adorned anno Domini 1681, John Griffiths and William Unit, churchwardens.” Another inscription records the erection of a gallery in 1726. The Tower is probably 13 century. The Porch was originally a 14 century Lich-gate. The present Lich-gate is modern. In 1911 the floor of the nave and chancel was lowered, and much new woodwork was introduced while an aumbry was discovered in the N. wall of the chancel.

St John the Baptist, Hope Bagot
St John the Baptist, Hope Bagot. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Pankhurst and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

In the Church there is a monument to Benjamin Giles, junior, who died in consequence of a fall from his horse, 1795, aged 31; and to his parents, Benjamin Giles, Esq., d. 1801, aged 71, and his consort Jemima, d. 1801, aged 70. There is a memorial window on the S. Wall of the church in memory of Benjamin Giles, Esq., of Hope Court, who died Mar. 3rd, 1866, with coats of arms.

In the churchyard there is a fine yew tree, and a Holy Well, said to be good for weak eyes.

Hope Bagot Registers 1785 to 1789

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Jan. 2. Benjamin, s. of Edward and Ann Warrington, bap.

Jan. 23. Drusilla, s. [sic] of William and Martha Faulkner, bap.

June 5. Richard. S. of Richard and Ann Neath, bap.

July 17. Elizabeth, w. of William Jukes, bur.

Oct. 29. Susanna Purslow, wid., bur.


Ap. 23. Betty, d. of Francis and Betty Hartlin, bap.

Ap. 27. John Potts and Jane Greenhouse, mar.

May 23. Samuel, s. of John and Hannah Lloyd, p. Cainham, bur.

June 12. Thomas, s. of Willm. and Mary Berrington, bap.

June 11. Hannah, w. of John Lloyd, of Cainham, by charity, bur. Continue reading “Hope Bagot Registers 1785 to 1789”

Hope Bagot Registers 1739 to 1759

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Hope Bagot Register


Burials, Wedings, Christenings.

A Transcript of the Register of the Burials, for the Parish of Hope Baggott, in the County of Salop and Diocese of Hereford, for the year of our Lord 1739.

1739 Ap. 14. Elizabeth Stepnhens, wid., p. Caynam … … bur.

1739 Nov. 16. Eleanor, d. of Edward and Catharine Genne … … bur.

1739 Mar. 3. Tho. Giles. N.B. Affidavits were given in cording to Act of Parliament.

  1. Feb. 2. Samuel Withy … … bur.

1754 Feb. 6. Elizabeth Barret … … bur.

1754 Mar. 3. Thomas, s. of George and Hannah Ashcroft … bap.

1754 Mar. 8. Edward, s. of Edward and Susannah Pushler … … bap.

1754 Ap. 21. Ann, d. of William and Jane Morice … … bap.

1754 June 29. Elizabeth Mantle, inft., p. Bitterley … … bur.

1754 July 29. Thomas Tayler … … bur.

1754 Sep. 22. Elizabeth, d. of Thos. and Elizabeth Walker … … bap. Continue reading “Hope Bagot Registers 1739 to 1759”

Hope Bagot The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Hope-Bagot, a parish in Stottesden hund., union of Ludlow, Shropshire; 5 miles east by south of Ludlow. Living, a discharged rectory in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; rated at £3 6s. 8d., returned at £100; gross income £90. Patron, in 1835, the Duke of Cleveland. Acres 650. Houses 14. A. P. £476. Pop., in 1801, 94; in 1831, 62. Poor rates, in 1838, £24 10s

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.