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Guide to Ruyton in the Eleven Towns, Shropshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
In 1848 - RUYTON-in-the-Eleven-Towns (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the hundred of Oswestry, N.division of Shropshire, 8 miles (N. W.) from Shrewsbury. There is a place of worship for Independents.
The village was created by the Fitz Alan family in the early 13th century when they built a castle there. This castle became the manor for the eleven local townships of Coton, Eardiston, Haughton, Rednal, Ruyton, Shelvock, Shotatton, Sutton, Tedsmore, West Felton and Wykey. Some of these still survive as hamlets today.
Lying in a vulnerable position in the Welsh Marches, disputed territory between England and Wales, the castle was destroyed in 1202, rebuilt by 1313, and destroyed again later by the armies of Owain Glyndŵr.
The parish church of St. John the Baptist is an ancient stone structure with a tower, but the original building is thought to date back to the 1130s. It was restored and enlarged in 1845
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 474587. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
The parish of Ruyton-XI-Towns was part of the Oswestry Registration District.
The following records of Ruyton-XI-Towns are available on the IGI:
Ruyton XI Towns parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)|
|IARC = Internet Archive - free|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|MLOC = Mel Lockie website - free|
|PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|RUYTON IN THE ELEVEN TOWNS PARISH (1630) Online Records|
Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1630-1858 Marr 1630-1837 Bur 1630-1858 Missing all events 1852-1853
Nonconformist Church Records
The parish of Ruyton-XI-Towns became part of the Oswestry Registration District on its formation in 1837. Entries for births, marriages or deaths in Ruyton-XI-Towns will appear in the GRO Indexes as:
|1 Jul 1837 - 1974||Oswestry|| XVIII (1837-51)|
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