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Boylestone, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p. 53
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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BOYLESTONE is a small parish and scattered village, 4 miles north-north-east from Sudbury station,7½ south from Ashbourne, 13 west from Derby and 134½ from London, in the Western division of the county, Appletree hundred, petty sessional division of Sudbury, Uttoxeter union and county court district, rural deanery of Longford, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. John the Baptist is a building of stone, erected in 1700 and consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch and a small western tower containing a clock and one bell. In the church is a brass to Roger Bickerstaff, 20 years rector of the parish : the east window is a memorial to Harriet, wife of the present vicar, who died 29 April, 1883 ; in 1887 the chancel was restored and paved with tiles: there are 200 sittings, 100 being free. The register dates from the year 1734. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £8, gross yearly value £278, including 154 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of and held since 1861 by the Rev. Tansley Hall M.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge who resides at Kew, Surrey; the Rev. Nicholas Isaac Fyson M.A. of Worcester College, Oxford (rector of Barton Blount), is curate in charge. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels here, the former built in 1809 and the latter in 1846. A few charities are distributed yearly in bread and clothing. Admiral Sir Arthur Cumming K.C.B., F.R.A.S. of Foston hall, Foston, is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Lord Vernon, Admiral Sir A. Cumming, and the Rev. Tansley Hall M.A. rector, The soil is rich loam; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat and beans. The area is 1,341 acres ; rateable value, £2,405; the population in 1881 was 224. Sexton, John West.

Letters through Derby, via Sudbury, which is the nearest money order office, arrive at 9a.m. LETTER BOX situated in School wall cleared at 4.45 p.m. week days only; Sudbury is the nearest telegraph office

Church National School (mixed) opened in 1845 for 80 children; average attendance, 39; Miss Agnes Williams, mistress

Fyson Rev. Nicholas Isaac Hill M.A. [curate in charge & rector of Barton Blount], Rectory

Allsop William, farmer, Myers farm
Ball Henry, farmer
Carrington William, farm
Chadfield Joseph, farmer
Deaville William, farmer
Hopkins Thomas, farmer
Lawley Arthur, farmer, overseer of the poor & road surveyor
Lester Francis, Rose & Crown P.H. & wheelwright & blacksmith
Morley Thos.Jas. thrashing machine prop
Nash John, cowkeeper
Oakden Brothers, farmers
Oakden Edward, farmer, Brook farm
Povey Edward, farmer
Rushton David, farmer
Rushton John, tailor
Salt William, cow keeper
Shipton Thomas, shoe maker
Slater Isaac, farmer
Tunstall Ann (Mrs.),
Wainwright George, farmer
Wainwright William, farmer
Wyate William, farmer

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