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William Pemberton (1755–1785)
William Pemberton Cludde (1785–1829)


Born William Pemberton; assumed the name Cludde on succeeding his uncle, Edward Cludde of Orleton, in 1785. Mayor of Shrewsbury, 1795; high sheriff of Shropshire, 1814. Owned the Shropshire manor of Wrockwardine from 1822. Married Anne Maria Jeffreys in 1781.


Baugh and Elrington eds. 1985, pp. 311–12

Burke’s landed gentry 1952, s.v. Herbert of Orleton

England, select births and christenings, 1538–1975 (, accessed 20 June 2019)


Baugh, George C. and Elrington, Christopher Robin. 1985. A history of the county of Shropshire vol. 11. London: Victoria County History.

Burke’s landed gentry: A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank but unvisited with heritable honours. Burke’s genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry. By John Burke et al. 1st–18th edition. London: Henry Colburn [and others]. 1833–1969.