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White's 1857 Directory of Derbyshire

Rosliston, a township, parish, and pleasant village, 5 miles S. by W. from Burton-Upon-Trent, and 4 miles N.W. from Oakley station, contains 1189A. 3R. 37P. of fertile land, and in 1851 had 86houses, and 379 inhabitant, of whom 189 were male and 190 were females; rateable value, £1903 17s 7d.  The principal owners are, John Hamp, Esq, Trustees of the Late C. Arkwright, Esq, Miss Evans, John W. Daniel, Esq, Mr Daniel Moor, and Mrs E. Cox.  The church, dedicated to St Mary, is a perpetual curacy annexed to the rectory of Walton-upon-Trent.  Rev. Thos. Perrott, incumbent.  It was re-built, with exception of the steeple, in 1819, by subscription, aided by a grant of £50 from the Incorporated Society, and 200 sittings, are unappropriated.  Here are 58A of glebe, and the tithe was commuted in 1840 for £100.  There were 307A. tithe free, and 517A. were covered by a modus.  A new school was built by subscription, the site for which was given by John Hamp, Esq; the average attendance is about 50.  The feast is on the first Sunday after September 12th. Coton Park, 2 miles S.W., a compact farm of 300A. of land, with a good house, the property and residence of John Wilks Daniel, Esq.

Post Office, at Henry Hollis's letters arrive from Burton-upon-Trent at 7.20am. and are dispatched at 5.30pm.

Bach.Mrs, Lucy

Beck John, shopkeeper

Campion John, baker

Cox Mrs. Elizabeth

Croxhall Samuel, shopkeeper

Durant Henry, carpenter

Durant Sarah, shoemaker

Durant Sarah, joiner, &c.

Durant Thomas, parish clerk

Durant William, vict., Plough

Ford Mr. Isaac

Harding Joshua, land agent

Hollis Henry, schoolmaster

Poole Rev. Alexander, B.A., curate

Russell John, maltster

Warren Charles, butcher

Wetton George, vict., Bullís Head




Mkd. * are Cottagers.

Bach Mary

Dagley Joseph

Daniel John Wm.,

  Coton Park

Durant Francis

Falkner John

* Holden Christopher

Holden Mary Ann

* Leedham John, (and


Pipe James

* Roberts John

* Smith John

Warren William

Whittingham Thos.,

  (and grazier)



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