SAWLEY, Derbyshire

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2491 & 2492
1881 R.G. 11 / 3391
1891 R.G. 12 / 2725
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

"SAWLEY, a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 8½ miles S.E. of Derby, its post town, and 5¼ N.W. of Kegworth. It is a station on the Midland railway. The parish, which is situated on the rivers Trent and Derwent, includes the chapelries of Long Eaton and Breaston, and the hamlet of Wilsthorpe. The village, which is neatly built, was formerly a market town, and has the old market-house still standing. Some of the inhabitants are employed in frame-work knitting and cotton-spinning."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

Andy JAMIESON has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2009.

David LALLY, however, has a photograph of the new, fancier village sign on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2009.

Rodney WETTON captures the sunrise from Sawley Bridge on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2011.

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Military History

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Military Records

There are six Commonwealth War Graves in All Saints churchyard from World War I and one from World War II:

  1. W. T. BERESFORD, priv., 2nd/7th Btn. Sherwood Foresters, age 21, died 5 Nov. 1911. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. BERESFORD.
  2. Charles William BROOKS, rifleman, 13th Btn. Rifle Brigade, age 21, died 13 Jan 1919. Son of Charles and Charlotte BROOKS.
  3. G. CAPPELL, pfc, Royal Air Force, died 4 July 1918.
  4. J. MARSDEN, priv., 3rd Btn. Loyal North Lancs Regt., died 14 Mar. 1919.
  5. William PARKER, priv., Royal Army Service Corps, age 23, died 7 Dec. 1918. Son of George and Margaret PARKER.
  6. A. S. POYSER, priv., 12th Btn. Sherwood Foresters, died 2 Dec. 1918.
  7. Robert Henry STORRY, airman 2nd class, RAF Vol. Rsrv., died 7 Apr. 1941. Son of Edward and Ethel Amelia STORRY, of Long Eaton.

Steve MORSE provides this list of men from Sawley who served. It is not known if they are on the War Memorial mentioned above:

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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