Loppington, Brown Heath, & English Frankton
Loppington is a village and parish in Shropshire, England, situated a few miles west of Wem. The population of the parish (2001) is 576 and there are 206 households. The population at the 2011 census was 611.
Ancestors Who Lived in Loppington, Brown Heath, & English Frankton
My Kynaston ancestors lived in the area that covered Loppington, Brown Heath, and English Frankton. Richard and Elizabeth Kynaston married in Loppington at the Church of St. Michael on 27 January 1829.
Richard and Elizabeth's son, John Kynaston, was born 30 June 1829 (according to his obituary) and was christened in at St. Michael on 19 July 1829. John later immigrated to the United States and lived the rest of his life in Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, until his death on 14 March 1900.
Map of the Loppington area
Church of St. Michael
Church of St. Michael - Wikipedia
The church of St. Michael has a rich history, dating back to the 14th century. You can read more about the church on the church's website.
One of my favorite things to do when I am researching my ancestors is to find historical maps of the locations they lived. While Google Maps is great to view the "current" locations, many times the historical locations looked quite different. Below are some fun maps I found when researching Loppington and surrounding area.
Are you related to my Kynaston family? If so, I would love to get in contact and share information, stories, and photos. Contact me so we can get in touch!