History of Shropshire

641 Battle of Maserfield

1668 Buckingham Shrewsbury Duel

Shropshire is in Welsh March.

Around 1340 Matilda Strange 1320-1340 (20) died at Shropshire.

On 21 Jul 1349 John Strange 2nd Baron Strange Blackmere 1306-1349 (43) died at Shropshire. His son Fulk Strange 3rd Baron Strange Blackmere 1330-1349 (17) succeeded 3rd Baron Strange Blackmere 1C 1309.

Around 10 Apr 1568 Elizabeth Fitzherbert 1480-1568 (87) died at Shropshire.

Alberbury, Shropshire

On or before 06 Apr 1711 Edward Leighton 1st Baronet of Wattlesborough Castle 1650–1711 (61) died. He was buried 06 Apr 1711 at Alberbury. His son Edward Leighton 2nd Baronet 1681–1756 (30) succeeded 2nd Baronet Leighton of Wattlesborough.

Wattlesborough Alberbury, Shropshire

Albrighton, Shropshire

Around 1485 John Talbot of Albrighton 1485-1549 was born to Gilbert Talbot 1452-1517 (33) and Etheldreda Audrey Cotton 1454-1505 (31) at Albrighton.

On 10 Sep 1549 John Talbot of Albrighton 1485-1549 (64) died at Albrighton. He was buried at St John the Baptist Church, Bromsgrove.

On 16 Jan 1668 George Villiers 2nd Duke of Buckingham 1628-1687 (39) fought a duel at Barn Elms with Francis Talbot 11th Earl Shrewsbury 11th Earl Waterford 1623-1687 (45) with whose wife Anna Maria Brudenell Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1642-1702 (25) he was conducting a relationship. Francis Talbot 11th Earl Shrewsbury 11th Earl Waterford 1623-1687 (45) was fatally wounded dying two months later. Following the duel George Villiers 2nd Duke of Buckingham 1628-1687 (39) commenced living with Shrewsbury's wife Anne Maria (25). His wife Mary Fairfax Duchess Buckingham 1638-1720 (29) returned to live with her parents.

Admiral Robert Holmes 1622-1692 (46) and Jenkins acted as seconds to George Villiers 2nd Duke of Buckingham 1628-1687 (39). Jenkins was killed.

John Talbot 1630-1714 (37) and Bernard Howard 1641-1717 (27) acted as seconds to Francis Talbot 11th Earl Shrewsbury 11th Earl Waterford 1623-1687 (45). Note. Bernard Howard a guess based on name and age.

On 16 Mar 1668 Francis Talbot 11th Earl Shrewsbury 11th Earl Waterford 1623-1687 (45) died from wounds received duelling. He was buried at Albrighton. His son Charles Talbot 1st Duke Shrewsbury 1660-1718 (7) succeeded 12th Earl Shrewsbury 2C 1442, 12th Earl Waterford.

Around 1675 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of George Villiers 2nd Duke of Buckingham 1628-1687 wearing his Garter Collar. In 1659 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699 (attributed). Portrait of Anna Maria Brudenell Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1642-1702. Around 1668 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Anna Maria Brudenell Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1642-1702. Around 1670 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Anna Maria Brudenell Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1642-1702. After 1659. After John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of Mary Fairfax Duchess Buckingham 1638-1720. Around 1670 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Freschville Holles 1642-1672 and Admiral Robert Holmes 1622-1692. Before 1718. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Charles Talbot 1st Duke Shrewsbury 1660-1718.

Alveley, Shropshire

Around 1134 Guy Strange 1134-1179 was born at Alveley.

In 1154 Margaret Strange 1154-1222 was born to Guy Strange 1134-1179 (20) at Alveley.

Anchor, Shropshire

The River Clun is a tributary of the River Teme that rises near Anchor, 400m from the England and Wales border, after which it travels past Hall in the Forest Clun, Clun Castle and Clungunford Cravens Arms before joining the River Teme at Leintwardine.

Atcham, Shropshire

St Eata's Church, Atcham, Shropshire

On 06 Jan 1789 Noel Hill 1st Baron Berwick 1745-1789 (43) died at Portman Square Marylebone. On 20 Jan 1789 he was buried at St Eata's Church. His son Thomas Noel-Hill 2nd Baron Berwick 1770–1832 (18) succeeded 2nd Baron Berwick of Attingham in Shropshire.

Around 1792 George Romney Painter 1734-1802. Portrait of Thomas Noel-Hill 2nd Baron Berwick 1770–1832.

On 04 Aug 1842 William Noel-Hill 3rd Baron Berwick 1773–1842 (68) died at Red Rice unmarried and without issue at Red Rice. He was buried at St Eata's Church. His brother Richard Noel-Hill 4th Baron Berwick 1774–1848 (67) succeeded 4th Baron Berwick of Attingham in Shropshire.

In or before 1842. George Sanders 1774-1846. Portrait of William Noel-Hill 3rd Baron Berwick 1773–1842.

On 28 Sep 1848 Richard Noel-Hill 4th Baron Berwick 1774–1848 (73) died. He was buried at St Eata's Church.

Blodwell, Shropshire

Blore Heath, Shropshire

In 1504 Ralph Shirley 1443-1504 (61) died at Blore Heath.

Boscobel, Shropshire

Boscobel House, Shropshire

Royal Oak Boscobel House, Shropshire

After 03 Sep 1651 King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 hid at Royal Oak Boscobel House.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II

John Evelyn's Diary 29 October 1660. 29 Oct 1660. Going to London, my Lord Mayor's show stopped me in Cheapside; one of the pageants represented a great wood, with the royal oak, and history of his Majesty's (30) miraculous escape at Boscobel.

Bourton, Shropshire

The River Corve rises near Bourton after which is flows south-west past Brockton, Shipton and Stanton Lacy joining the River Teme at Ludlow.

Bridgnorth

Bridgworth, Shropshire

On 13 Nov 1556 John Giffard 1466-1556 (90) died at Bridgworth. He was buried at Brewood.

Brockton, Shropshire

The River Corve rises near Bourton after which is flows south-west past Brockton, Shipton and Stanton Lacy joining the River Teme at Ludlow.

Bromfield, Shropshire

The River Teme rises around three miles south of Dolfor in Powys. For much of its upper course it forms the border between England and Wales after which it passes through Leintwardine, Bromfield, Ludlow, Tenbury Wells, Stanford Bridge, Shelsey Beauchamp, Leigh and Bransford after which it joins the River Severn around 3 km south of Worcester.

The River Onny is a tributary of the River Teme. Rising in the Shropshire Hills it is formed by the River West Onny adn River East Onny which converge 500m south of Hardwick. Thereafter the River Onny passes Cravens Arms and Stokesay Castle before joining the River Teme at Bromfield.

Burford

Caus, Shropshire

Around 1240 Peter Corbet 1240-1300 was born to Thomas Corbet 5th Baron Caus 1182-1274 (58) at Caus.

Around 1276 Alice Corbet 1276-1330 was born to Peter Corbet 1240-1300 (36) and Alice Wafre 1255-1317 (21) at Caus.

Joan Mortimer 1240- died at Caus.

Caus Castle, Shropshire

Around 1089 William Corbet 2nd Lord of Caus 1089-1136 was born to Roger Corbet 1060-1121 (29) at Caus Castle.

Around 1136 William Corbet 2nd Lord of Caus 1089-1136 (47) died at Caus Castle.

Cheswardine, Shropshire

Around 1194 John Strange 1194-1269 was born at Cheswardine.

Around 1232 John Strange 1232-1276 was born to John Strange 1194-1269 (38) and Lucy Tregoz at Cheswardine.

Around 1242 Hawise Strange Princess Powys Wenwynwyn 1242-1310 was born to John Strange 1194-1269 (48) and Lucy Tregoz at Cheswardine.

Chirbury, Shropshire

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 900-949. 913. This year, about Martinmas, King Edward (39) had the northern fortress built at Hertford, betwixt the Memer, and the Benwic, and the Lea. After this, in the summer, betwixt gang-days and midsummer, went King Edward with some of his force into Essex, to Maldon; and encamped there the while that men built and fortified the town of Witham. And many of the people submitted to him, who were before under the power of the Danes. And some of his force, meanwhile, built the fortress at Hertford on the south side of the Lea. This year by the permission of God went Ethelfleda (43), lady of Mercia, with all the Mercians to Tamworth; and built the fort there in the fore-part of the summer; and before Lammas that at Stafford: in the next year that at Eddesbury, in the beginning of the summer; and the same year, late in the autumn, that at Warwick. Then in the following year was built, after mid-winter, that at Chirbury and that at Warburton; and the same year before mid-winter that at Runkorn.

Church Stretton, Shropshire

Around 1515 John Thynne 1515-1580 was born to Thomas Thynne and Margaret Eynns at Church Stretton.

Claverley, Shropshire

All Saints Church Claverley, Shropshire

On 05 or 06 Sep 1558 Robert Broke Lord Chief Justice -1558 died at Patshull Hall. He was buried at All Saints Church Claverley.

Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire

On 22 Mar 1354 Edmund Cornwall 1280-1354 (74) died at Cleobury Mortimer. He was buried at St Mary's Church Burford.

Arley Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire

Around 1492 Margaret Greville 1492-1542 was born to William Greville 1464-1513 (28) at Arley Cleobury Mortimer.

Mamble Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire

In 1358 John Blount 1298-1358 (60) died at Mamble Cleobury Mortimer.

Clun, Shropshire

Clun Castle, Shropshire

Around 1616 Henry Howard 1592-1616 (24) died in Clun Castle.

The River Clun is a tributary of the River Teme that rises near Anchor, 400m from the England and Wales border, after which it travels past Hall in the Forest Clun, Clun Castle and Clungunford Cravens Arms before joining the River Teme at Leintwardine.

Hall in the Forest Clun, Shropshire

On 22 Apr 1653 Robert Howard 1584-1653 (69) died at Hall in the Forest Clun. He was buried at St George's Church Clun.

The River Clun is a tributary of the River Teme that rises near Anchor, 400m from the England and Wales border, after which it travels past Hall in the Forest Clun, Clun Castle and Clungunford Cravens Arms before joining the River Teme at Leintwardine.

St George's Church Clun, Shropshire

On 22 Apr 1653 Robert Howard 1584-1653 (69) died at Hall in the Forest Clun. He was buried at St George's Church Clun.

St Andrew and St Mary Church Condover Shropshire

St Andrew and St Mary Church Condover Shropshire. Monument to Sir Thomas Cholmondeley (d.1864), Condover, Shropshire. By George Frederick Watts, the monument immediately calls attention to itself: the life-size figure of Cholmondeley is shown kneeling, leaning on a dress sword.

Cound, Shropshire

Around 1509 Thomas Lodge Lord Mayor of London 1509-1584 was born to William Littleton aka Lodge at Cound.

Cravens Arms, Shropshire

The River Onny is a tributary of the River Teme. Rising in the Shropshire Hills it is formed by the River West Onny adn River East Onny which converge 500m south of Hardwick. Thereafter the River Onny passes Cravens Arms and Stokesay Castle before joining the River Teme at Bromfield.

Clungunford Cravens Arms, Shropshire

The River Clun is a tributary of the River Teme that rises near Anchor, 400m from the England and Wales border, after which it travels past Hall in the Forest Clun, Clun Castle and Clungunford Cravens Arms before joining the River Teme at Leintwardine.

Rectory Clungunford Cravens Arms, Shropshire

On 24 Nov 1778 Salusbury Pryce Davenport 1778-1845 was born at Rectory Clungunford Cravens Arms.

Eaton on Tern, Shropshire

Around 1104 Hugh Beauchamp 1104-1187 was born to Walter Beauchamp 1090-1131 (14) and Emmeline Arbetot Urse at Eaton on Tern.

Ellesmere, Shropshire

On 18 May 1282 John Strange 2nd Baron Strange Knockin 1282-1312 was born to John Strange 1st Baron Strange Knockin 1253-1309 (29) and Maud Eiville Baroness Strange Knockin at Ellesmere.

Hordley Ellesmere, Shropshire

In 1382 John Kynaston 1382-1403 was born to Madog Kynaston 1360-1403 (22) at Hordley Ellesmere.

In 1389 Jenkin ap Madog Kynaston 1330-1389 (59) died at Hordley Ellesmere.

Around 1402 Griffin Kynaston 1402-1444 was born to John Kynaston 1382-1403 (20) at Hordley Ellesmere.

Around 1433 Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 was born to Griffin Kynaston 1402-1444 (31) at Hordley Ellesmere.

Stocks Ellesmere, Shropshire

In 1330 Jenkin ap Madog Kynaston 1330-1389 was born to Madog Kynaston 1305-1373 (25) at Stocks Ellesmere.

Frodesley

Great Bolas, Shropshire

In Feb 1792 Sophia Cecil 1792-1823 was born to Henry Cecil 1st Marquess Exeter 1754-1804 (37) and Sarah Hoggins Countess Exeter 1774-1797 (18) at Great Bolas.

In 1793 Henry Cecil 1793- was born to Henry Cecil 1st Marquess Exeter 1754-1804 (38) and Sarah Hoggins Countess Exeter 1774-1797 (19) at Great Bolas.

Halesowen, Shropshire

In 1558 John Lyttelton 1519-1590 (38) purchased the manor of Halesowen from Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588 (25).

In 1587 William Segar Painter 1554-1663. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588. Around 1575 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588. Around 1575 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588 wearing his Garter Collar.

The River Stour Worcestershire rises in the Clent Hills and near Romsley after which it passes Halesowen, Cradley, Stourbridge, Stourton, Cookley, Wolverley and Kidderminster before joining the River Severn at Stourport-on-Severn.

Hales Abbey Halesowen, Shropshire

1232. Titchfield Abbey of St Mary and St John the Evangelist was founded by Bishop Peter de Roches -1238, Bishop of Winchester, for Premonstratensian canons, an order founded at Prémontré in France and known also as the ‘White Canons’. The first canons came from Hales Abbey Halesowen.

On 27 Nov 1420 Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell 1347-1420 (73) died at Cotton. He was buried at Hales Abbey Halesowen.

High Ercall, Shropshire

Around 1655 Thomas Newport 1st Baron Torrington 1655-1719 was born to Francis Newport 1st Earl Bradford 1620-1708 (34) and Diana Russell Countess Bradford -1695 at High Ercall.

After 28 Apr 1642 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Diana Russell Countess Bradford -1695.

On 03 Dec 1737 Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford 1661-1737 (76) died in High Ercall. She was buried in Weston Park Weston.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford 1661-1737 at Weston Park Weston.

Hardwick, Shropshire

The River Onny is a tributary of the River Teme. Rising in the Shropshire Hills it is formed by the River West Onny adn River East Onny which converge 500m south of Hardwick. Thereafter the River Onny passes Cravens Arms and Stokesay Castle before joining the River Teme at Bromfield.

Hodnet

Holdgate, Shropshire

Around 1326 Nicholas Burnell 1st Baron Burnell 1326-1383 was born to John Haudlo 1267-1346 (59) and Maud Burnell Baroness Lovel 1290-1341 (36) at Holdgate.

Hopton, Shropshire

Hopton Castle Hopton, Shropshire

Around 1310 John Hopton 1310- was born at Hopton Castle Hopton.

Around 1337 Walter Hopton 1337- was born to John Hopton 1310- (27) at Hopton Castle Hopton.

In 1362 Thomas Hopton 1362-1389 was born to Walter Hopton 1337- (25) at Hopton Castle Hopton.

Around 1427 Elizabeth Hopton Countess Worcester 1427-1498 was born to Thomas Hopton -1428 at Hopton Castle Hopton.

On 22 Jun 1498 Elizabeth Hopton Countess Worcester 1427-1498 (71) died at Hopton Castle Hopton.

Before 08 May 1674 Bartholomew Beale Auditor -1674 puchased Hopton Castle Hopton.

Thomas Hopton -1428 was born to Thomas Hopton 1362-1389 at Hopton Castle Hopton.

Ketley, Shropshire

Kinnerley, Shropshire

On 11 Nov 1652 John Bridgeman Bishop of Chester 1577-1652 (75) died at Moreton. He was buried at Kinnerley.

Knockyn

Longnor, Shropshire

In 1267 Fulk Strange 1st Baron Strange Blackmere 1267-1324 was born to Robert Strange 1232-1276 (35) and Eleanor Blancminster at Longnor.

On 25 Jan 1306 John Strange 2nd Baron Strange Blackmere 1306-1349 was born to Fulk Strange 1st Baron Strange Blackmere 1267-1324 (39) and Eleanor Giffard Baroness Strange Blackmere at Longnor. He a great x 3 grandson of John "Lackland" King England 1166-1216.

Ludlow

Market Drayton, Shropshire

On 10 Aug 1643 Thomas Myddelton of Chirk Castle 1586-1666 (57) reached Nantwich where he was joined by William Brereton 1st Baronet 1604-1661 (38). The proceeded on 04 Sep 1643 to Market Drayton, Wem on 11 Sep 1643, which they seized, garrisoned and made their Shropshire headquarters.

The Styche Market Drayton, Shropshire

On 26 Sep 1725 Robert Clive "Clive of India" 1725-1774 was born to Richard Clive 1694-1771 (31) at The Styche Market Drayton.

Around 1770. Nathaniel Dance Holland Painter 1735-1811. Portrait of Robert Clive

On 29 Aug 1745 William Clive 1745-1825 was born to Robert Clive "Clive of India" 1725-1774 (19) at The Styche Market Drayton.

Moreton, Shropshire

On 11 Nov 1652 John Bridgeman Bishop of Chester 1577-1652 (75) died at Moreton. He was buried at Kinnerley.

Moreton Corbet

Much Wenlock, Shropshire

Harley Much Wenlock, Shropshire

On 16 Jul 1624 Captain Silas Taylor 1624-1678 was born in Harley Much Wenlock.

Myddle, Shropshire

On 28 Oct 1495 Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (62) died at Myddle.

Nordley Regis, Shropshire

On 26 Feb 1383 Thomas Astley 1343-1383 (40) died in Nordley Regis.

Oakengates, Shropshire

Oswestry, Shropshire

On 05 Aug 641 (or 642 or 644 depending on the source) Penda King Mercia -655 Mercian and Welsh army defeated the Northumbrian army at the Battle of Maserfield. The battle is believed to have taken place at Oswestry. Northumbria was once again separated into two kingdoms.

King Oswald of Northumberland 604-641 (37) was killed. His body was subsequently dismembered with his head and arms mounted on poles. His brother King Oswiu of Northumbria 612-670 (29) succeeded King Bernicia. Rhiainfellt Rheged Queen Consort Bernicia by marriage Queen Consort Bernicia.

Osric King Deira -634 was killed. His son King Oswine of Deira -651 succeeded King Deira.

Eowa King Mercia -642 was killed (probably).

In 1705 Roger Palmer 1st Earl Castlemaine 1634-1705 (71) died at Oswestry.

Llanforda Oswestry, Shropshire

Overley Hill, Shropshire

Pontesbury, Shropshire

On 05 Nov 1436 Richard Grey 3rd Earl Tankerville 1436-1466 was born to Henry Grey 2nd Earl Tankerville 1418-1450 (18) and Antigone Lancaster Countess Tankerville 1422-1450 (14) at Pontesbury. He a great grandson of Henry IV King England 1367-1413.

Shifnal Manor, Shropshire

Around 1468 George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 was born to John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury 3rd Earl Waterford 1448-1473 (19) and Catherine Stafford Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1437-1476 (31) at Shifnal Manor. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III England.

On 19 Apr 1630 Anne Dacre Countess Arundel 1557-1630 (73) died at Shifnal Manor. She was buried at Arundel Castle.

Shipton, Shropshire

The River Corve rises near Bourton after which is flows south-west past Brockton, Shipton and Stanton Lacy joining the River Teme at Ludlow.

Shrawardine, Shropshire

Shrewsbury

Stanton Lacy, Shropshire

The River Corve rises near Bourton after which is flows south-west past Brockton, Shipton and Stanton Lacy joining the River Teme at Ludlow.

Wooton Stanton Lacy, Shropshire

On 09 Aug 1303 Joan Verdun Baroness Furnivall 1303-1334 was born to Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun 1278-1316 (24) and Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun 1286-1312 (17) at Wooton Stanton Lacy.

Stokesay, Shropshire

On 08 Feb 1325 John Ludlow 1325-1382 was born at Stokesay.

After 1365 John Ludlow 1365-1398 was born to John Ludlow 1325-1382 at Stokesay.

Around 1482 Alice Ludlow 1482-1531 was born to John Ludlow 1459-1495 (23) and Elizabeth Grey -1497 at Stokesay. She a great x 3 granddaughter of Henry IV King England 1367-1413.

Stokesay Castle, Shropshire

The River Onny is a tributary of the River Teme. Rising in the Shropshire Hills it is formed by the River West Onny adn River East Onny which converge 500m south of Hardwick. Thereafter the River Onny passes Cravens Arms and Stokesay Castle before joining the River Teme at Bromfield.

Tong, Shropshire

In 1256 Alice Zouche 1213-1256 (43) died at Tong.

Around 1314 Robert Pembridge 1314-1364 was born at Tong.

On 24 May 1409 Fulk de Pembridge of Tong Castle -1409 died. The estates at Tong were inherited by his great-nephew Richard Vernon aka Pembridge 1389-1451 (20) grandson of his sister Juliana Pembridge 1349-1409 (60).

In 1427 Benedicta Ludlow 1391-1427 (36) died at Tong.

On 28 Aug 1531 Alice Ludlow 1482-1531 (49) died at Tong.

Tong Castle, Shropshire

In 1338 Hawise Pembridge 1338-1385 was born to Richard Pembridge of Clehonger 1300-1346 (38) and Petronilla Unknown at Tong Castle.

In 1600 Venetia Stanley 1600-1633 was born to Edward Stanley 1563-1632 (37) and Lucy Percy at Tong Castle.

Around 1633 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Venetia Stanley 1600-1633.

In 1613 Thomas Harries 1st Baronet Tong Castle 1550-1628 (63) bought from Edward Stanley 1563-1632 (50) at Tong Castle.

In 1613 Edward Stanley 1563-1632 (50) sold Tong Castle to Thomas Harries 1st Baronet Tong Castle 1550-1628 (63).

Upton Magna, Shropshire

Around 1251 Guillaume Fitzwarin 1251- was born to Fulk IV Fitzwarin 1220-1264 (31) and Constance Tosny 1233-1266 (17) at Upton Magna.

Wem

Westbury, Shropshire

Caus Westbury, Shropshire

Caus Castle Caus Westbury, Shropshire

On 10 Aug 1443 Christopher Talbot 1419-1443 (24) was killed in a tournament by Gruffudd Vychan 1395-1447 (48) who was outlawed, captured and beheaded in 1447 at Caus Castle Caus Westbury.

Whitchurch

Whittington, Shropshire

In Apr 1247 Mabel Fitzwarin 1247-1297 was born to Fulk IV Fitzwarin 1220-1264 (27) and Constance Tosny 1233-1266 (13) at Whittington.

In 1253 Joan Fitzwarin 1253-1328 was born to Fulk IV Fitzwarin 1220-1264 (33) and Constance Tosny 1233-1266 (19) at Whittington.

In 1258 Fulk Fitzwarin 1160-1258 (98) died at Whittington.

On 10 Aug 1897 William Walsham How Bishop 1823-1897 (73) died at Leenane whilst on holiday. he weas buried at Whittington.

Whittington Castle, Shropshire

Around 1160 Fulk Fitzwarin 1160-1258 was born at Whittington Castle.

In 1160 Madog ap Maredudd Mathrafal Prince Powys -1160 died at Whittington Castle. He was buried at St Tysilio Meifod Radnorshire Welsh March.

Willey, Shropshire

Willey Park Willey, Shropshire

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824 1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. From Badminton we went on a visit to Lord Forester at Willey Park, Shropshire, where I met Lady Jersey (56) and her daughter, Lady Clementina Villiers (18).

Lady Jersey was the greatest grande dame in London Society, and her house in Berkeley Square was the centre of the Tory party. She knew all the artistic and literary celebrities of the day, and her popularity was most remarkable. Lady Clementina Villiers (18) was a beautiful and accomplished girl, and everybody loved her. Once when some one said to her father (68) that " no one was perfect", Lord Jersey (68) replied: " There is one who is perfect — there is Clementina (18)". Many suitors proposed for her, a most persistent one being the Duke d'Ossuna, a grandee of Spain, and an immensely rich man. He must have been deeply in love with the beautiful English girl, for he used to keep many drawings and portraits of Lady Clementina in his palace at Madrid.

"Those whom the gods love die young", and so it was with Clementina Villiers; she was taken ill during a visit to Germany with her mother and only returned to England to die.

Her portraits were in all the " Books of Beauty " of the day, but although they faithfully portray her perfect features, they cannot convey the beauty of colour and changing expression that were her greatest charms.

Before 1858. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873. Portrait of Clementina Augusta Wellington Child-Villiers 1824-1858.

Worthen, Shropshire

Church of All Saints Worthen, Shropshire

Wrocwardine, Shropshire

On 31 Oct 1902 Robert Charles Herbert 1827-1902 (75) died in Wrocwardine.

Wroxeter