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Halam

"Halam is a pleasant and well built village and parish, at the foot of a lofty range of hills, 1½ miles west by north of Southwell. It is in the liberty of Southwell and Scrooby, contains 390 inhabitants, and 1,558 acres of land, enclosed in 1778, when allotments were made in lieu of tithes. The Archbishop of York is lord of the manor, but the principal owners are William Flint Esq., John Milward gent., Rev. Edward Walker Foottit, Sir Richard Sutton, Bart., V.S. Burnell Esq., Mr David Towle, Mr Samuel Hart, Mr John Barrow and Mr John Rick, who are mostly copyholders and leaseholders. There are also about 20 small freeholds, which are generally occupied by their owners.
There was an ancient capital messuage and a good demesne, all freehold, the inheritance of Leek of Halam, of which family Adam Leek deceased 1673, son and heir of Herbert Leek, being left by his father in as much debt as this old seat was worth, and having married the heiress of Bollet de Osberton, removed thither, and sold his interest at Halam to Richard Lloyd Esq., who was high sheriff of this county in 1673. He built a large house of brick and stone, where he resided for many years."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2470
1891 R.G. 12 / 2707
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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

Halam is a village and a parish on the high road from Southwell to Mansfield. The parish is 1.5 miles west of Southwell and 10 miles south-east of Mansfield. The parish covers 1,310 acres and includes the hamlet of Radley, 1.5 miles south of Hallam village.

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Directories

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History

Year  Person
1853 Wm. Bell, Vict.
1869 Mrs. HANNAH BENNETT
1881 William LAMB
1891 Thomas KIRK
1912 Thomas FOSTER, blacksmith
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Maps

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Military History

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Population
1801 284
1841 411
1851 390
1881 290
1901 255
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