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"FORD, (or Fordsholme), a parish in the hundred and division of Ford, county Salop, 5 miles N.W. of Shrewsbury, its post town. It is situated in the vicinity of the river Severn and the ancient Roman highway, Watling Street. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £91. The church is an ancient stone structure, dedicated to St. Michael, and contains a very old font and an elaborately carved screen. Sir Offley P. Wake man is lord of the manor. Ford House is the principal residence.[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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  • The transcription of the Parish Registers for Ford provided by Mel Lockie. 

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