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Eastwell

Description in 1830:
"Eastwell is in the Hundred of Framland, 6 miles north by East from Melton; contains 1,291 acres, 109 inhabitants and 24 acres. The sole proprietor is the duke of Rutland, who has a seat called Eastwell hall. Lord Huntingtower is lord of the manor. The king is patron of the rectory, which has a glebe of 36 acres. The rector receives 85 pounds yearly in lieu of tithes."
>[Curtis's "History of Leicestershire," 1830]

Bibliography.

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Cemeteries.

There are two cemeteries in Eastwell, the Church of England churchyard on the main road and the former Roman Catholic Church in Stanleys Lane (now private property). Note that "Some ancient gravestones were removed from the south side of the Churchyard, to the lower boundary wall during the last [i.e. 19th] century, to enable a notable hunting parson, Edward Bullen, to mow more hay for his horse." [1]
There is a GUY headstone photo on the M.I. photos page at Guy Etchells pages.

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Census.

Census
Year
Piece No. FHL
fiche/film.
1841 H.O. 107 / 587 0438740
1851 H.O. 107 / 2091 0087719
1861 R.G. 9 / 2303 0542951
1871 R.G. 10 / 3296 0839339
1881 R.G. 11 / 1341760
1891 R.G. 12 / 2545 6097655
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Church History.

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Church Records

Records held at the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office include:

LDS film 496698 is the above Phillimore/Randall volume.

LDS film 592704 is the Bishops Transcripts for 1593 to 1846 of births, deaths and marriages.

Guy Etchell has a transcription of some Eastwell parish records.

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Eastwell is a village and a parish in the Wold Hills, lying 5 miles north-east of Long Clawson and 7 miles north of Melton Mowbray.

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Directories.

19th Century directories that include Eastwell and are held at the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office include Whites, Hagars, Melvilles, Drakes, Harods, and Wrights.

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Genealogy.

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History.

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Land and Property.

Court records of 1490 and 1507 suggest that enclosure was at least partially achieved by then. Full enclosure was complete by 1656.

The register of land used for the preparation of the Tithe Award Map in 1847 showed the land owners to be:-

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Manors.

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Maps.

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population.

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Societies.

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