links are to transcripts and information elsewhere on this web
 See Hall's
"Days in Derbyshire", 1863. You will need
to scroll down to below Allen's poem.
Derby Mercury" of Wednesday, January 8, 1873 announced
that Miss Henstock and Mrs. Greaves were selling the farm. Other
surnames, found in the parish registers, associated with the farm
were MARRIOTT, PEARSON, STATHAM, GREATOREX, HADFIELD and HURSTHOUSE.
Census returns for the Matlocks were poor in providing exact addresses
but the 1861 census shows the
Greatorex family were living at Masson Farm and the Stathams were
living there at the time of the
 "The Derby Mercury",
Wednesday, June 18, 1856.
 "Derby Daily Telegraph", 7
March 1927. Death of Herbert Wardman's wife Ganny, aged 75.
 The Wardman family can be found in
Matlock Dale in the
1901 census. They were shown at Masson Farm in Kelly's
1908 Directory | Kelly's
1912 Directory | Kelly's
1916 Directory. Herbert Wardman, who had retired by 1939 and
passed away on 3 April 1943 aged 87, moved from the farm to
Harvey Dale Cottage in Bakewell Road.
 Kelly's Directory 1942.
 "Derby Daily Telegraph",
21 September 1948. For Sale by Private Treaty. With Vacant Possession
on completion of purchase. Freehold Farm.