The manor of Blackwall, a township in this chapelry [Ed: Taddington], was given to the Priory of Lenton in Nottinghamshire by Wiliam Peverell, in the reign of Henry I. It appears by Pope Nicholas's Valor, that this manor consisted of four oxgangs of land, then valued at 1 pound 5 shillings per annum. This manor was granted in 1552 to Sir William Cavendish, and seems to have descended to the Newcastle branch of the fmaily. It is included in the rental of the Earl of Newcastle's estates in 1641, being then valued at 307 pounds per annum. There was another manor in Blackwall, which was the property and residence, for several generations, of the ancient family of Blackwall; the last of whom having become greatly involved in debt, an extent was issued at the suit of the crown, in the reign of Charles II for the enormous sum of 130,632 pounds 7s 10d This manor having been then seized appears to have been granted to the family of Hope; Lady Margaret Hope, widow (dau of the Earl of Haddington) was possessed of it in 1702. Both these manors and the whole of the landed property in Blackwall, are now vested in his Grace the Duke of Devonshire.
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[From Lysons Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817. Transcription kindly donated by Barbarann AYARS, 22nd Aug 2001]