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List of New Constables for Matlock, 1844
Justice Rooms, Wirksworth

Matlock:
Messrs. D. HURD, jun
John ELLIS
Solomon STATHAM
Thomas SMITH
John SMITH

Matlock Bath:
Mr. Benj. BRYAN re-appointed[1]
Magistrates for the County who resided in the Matlock District
Not all lived within the County. And some were the other side of the world!

1855[2]
ARKWRIGHT Peter esq., Willersley Castle, Matlock
CLARKE Charles esq., Matlock
NIGHTINGALE William Edward esq., Lea hurst, Matlock
RADFORD Edward esq., Tansley wood, Matlock

1881[3]
ARKWRIGHT Frederic Charles esq., Willersley, Cromford, Derby
CHRISTIE Richard Copley esq. Darley House, Matlock Bath
RADFORD Childers Charles esq. Tansley Wood, Matlock Bath
SLEIGH John esq. Eversley, Matlock Bath
SORBY Clement esq. The Lodge, Darley Dale, Matlock
WASS Edward Miller esq. The Green, Lea, Matlock

Dec, 1887[4]
ARKWRIGHT Frederic Charles esq., Willersley, Cromford, Derby
BARROW Bridgman Langdale esq. Sydnope hall, Matlock
HARRISON William esq. M.D. Dean House, Matlock
RADFORD Childers Charles esq. Tansley Wood, Matlock Bath
SLEIGH John esq. Eversley, Matlock Bath
SORBY Clement esq. The Lodge, Darley Dale, Matlock
WILDGOOSE Robert esq. The Poplars, Holloway, Matlock

May, 1891[5]
ARKWRIGHT Frederic Charles esq., Willersley, Cromford, Derby
BARROW Bridgman Langdale esq. Sydnope hall, Matlock
HARRISON William esq. M.D. Dean House, Matlock
RADFORD Childers Charles esq. Tansley Wood, Matlock
SLEIGH John esq. Eversley, Matlock Bath
SORBY Clement esq. Woodend, Cromford, Derby
WILDGOOSE Robert esq. The Gables, Matlock Bank

1895[6]
Marked thus * are Deputy Lieutenants
ARKWRIGHT Frederic Charles esq., Willersley, Cromford, Matlock Bath
BARROW Bridgman Langdale esq. Sydnope hall, Matlock Bath
CARRINGTON Arthur esq. Warney Lea, Darley Dale, Matlock Bath
CLAY Alfred esq. Darley hall, near Matlock
HARRISON William esq. M.D. Dean Hill house, Matlock green, Matlock Bath
*HURT Lieut.-Col. Albert Frederic, Alderwasley hall, Matlock Bath
MARSDEN-SMEDLEY Jn. Bertram esq. Lea Green, Matlock Bath
RADFORD Childers Charles esq. Tansley Wood, Matlock
SORBY Clement esq. Denacre, Darley Dale, Matlock Bath
WALKER Capt. Edwyn, Rock ho. Cromford, Matlock Bath
WALKER William esq. Lea Wood, Cromford, Matlock
WILDGOOSE Robert esq. The Gables, Matlock Bank

1899[7]
ARKWRIGHT Frederic Charles esq., Willersley, Cromford, Matlock Bath
BARROW Bridgman Langdale esq. Sydnope hall, Matlock Bath
CLAY Alfred esq. Darley hall, near Matlock
MARSDEN-SMEDLEY Jn. Bertram esq. Lea Green, Matlock Bath
SLEIGH John esq. Crècy, Annerley road, Upper Norwood, London SE
WALKER Capt. Edwyn, Rock ho. Cromford, Matlock Bath
WILDGOOSE Robert esq. The Gables, Matlock Bank
Justice of the Peace : 18 - 19th century
Names taken from List of the Justices of the Peace for the County of Derby A.D., 1594-1889[8]

ARKWRIGHT, Frederick Charles. - Jan., 1877
NIGHTINGALE, Peter - 16 April, 1776
NIGHTINGALE, Wm. Edward - 9 Jan., 1821
Sheriffs : 18 - 19th century
1770. Peter NIGHTINGALE, of Lee, esq.
[Footnote - Written in 1780 by the Derbyshire Antiquary, John Reynolds:
"Peter NIGHTINGALE, of Leas, Sheriff in 1770, had no arms, but he used those of NIGHTINGALE, of Essex, to whom I don't know he's any akin."][8]

1787. Sir Richard ARKWRIGHT, of Cromford, Knt.
1801. Richard ARKWRIGHT, of Willersley, Esq.
1855. Peter ARKWRIGHT, of Willersley Castle, Esq.
1887. Frederic Charles ARKWRIGHT, of Willersley Castle, Esq.
Deputy-Lieutenants : 18 - 19th century
'There was some expectation that those who were granted the office of Deputy-Lieutenant should actively promote the interest of the local force of the county'[8]:

'His Majesty does very well approve of the persons following o be Deputy-Lieutenants of the County of Derby, viz' :
1797. Richard ARKWRIGHT, Willersley (p.178)
1831. Richard ARKWRIGHT, Willersley Castle. (p.179)
1832. Charles CLARKE, Matlock. (p.179)
1855. Peter ARKWRIGHT, Willersley (p.180)
5. County Police
Headquarters, St. Mary's Gate, Derby
Wirksworth District

1881[9]
Superintendent John SHARPE, Wirksworth
Inspector William BRITTLE, Matlock Bath

Stations: Bonsall, Brassington, Cromford, Darley Dale, Kirk-Ireton, *Lea and Holloway, *Matlock Bath, Matlock Bank, Matlock Bridge, Matlock Town, Middleton, Tansley, Wirksworth
*Sergeants' Stations

Dec, 1887[10]
Superintendent George BORRETT, Wirksworth
Inspector Roger FAULKNER, Matlock Bath

Stations: Bonsall, Brassington, Cromford, Darley Dale, Kirk-Ireton, Lea and Holloway, Matlock Bath, Matlock Bank, Matlock Bridge, *Matlock Town, Middleton, Tansley, Winster, Wirksworth
*Sergeants' Stations

May, 1891[11]
As above except for:
Superintendent William LYTLE, Wirksworth
Inspector Edmund HUTCHINS, Matlock Bath

1895[12]
As above except for:
Superintendent Aaron HOLLINGSWORTH, Wirksworth
Inspector D. MUSSON, Matlock Bath

Extracted by Ann Andrews and provided for personal use only. This information was originally incuded under 19th Century Lists

References (coloured hyperlinks are to transcripts elsewhere on this website):

[1] "The Derby Mercury", Wednesday, 3 April, 1844
[2] "The Post Office Directory of Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire" (1855), p.40
[3] "Kelly's Directory of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland" (1881), London, pp.891-3
[4] "Kelly's Directory of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland" (Dec 1887), London, pp.9-10
[5] "Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland" (May, 1891), London, pp.8-10
[6] "Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire" (1895), London, pp.8-10
[7] "Kelly's Directory of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland" (1999), London, p.295
[8] "Three Centuries of Derbyshire Annals, an Illustrated by the Records of the Quarter Sessions of the County of Derby from Queen Elizabeth to Queen Victoria", Rev. Charles J. Cox, LL.D., F.S.A Vol I. (1890), London: Bemrose and Sons, 23 Old Bailey; and Derby
[9] "Kelly's Directory of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland" (1881), London, p.89
[10] "Kelly's Directory of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland" (Dec 1887), London, p.11
[11] "Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland" (May 1891), London, p.11
[12] "Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire" (1895), London, p.11

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