WILLESLEY, Derbyshire

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2268
1871 R.G. 10 / 3244
1891 R.G. 12 / 2509
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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

"WILLESLEY is about 2 miles and a half from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the same hundred as Measham, part of the parish being cut off by the boundary line of Leicestershire. The Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal passes here; and a rail-road from Willesley basin to Ticknall, passing Ashby-de-la-Zouch, is a conveyance for coals and lime-stone, worked in this neighbourhood, as well as for the carriage of the Moira spa-water, obtained about two miles from Measham; this water is in considerable repute, its properties being as valuable as the springs at Harrogate. 'Willesley Park', the fine seat of Sir Charles Abney Hastings, is a great ornament to this parish. The population is very inconsiderable, - thirty years ago it contained only 62 inhabitants, in 1821 exactly the same number was returned for the parish, and at the last census, 1831, the increase only amounted to one person."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

     Year  Inhabitants
1801 62
1811 57
1841 53
1881 57
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