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"Morton is a small village and parish, within the liberty of Southwell and Scrooby, 2½ miles south-east of Southwell. It contains 137 inhabitants and 500 acres of land, including a portion of 400 acres, which was an open field till 1839, when it was enclosed, two-thirds of which belong to Fiskerton, and one-third to Morton.
It was of the fee of Walter de Ayncourt, and afterwards held by the Cressovers, by whom it was conveyed to Thurgarton Priory. After the Dissolution it was greanted to Thomas Cooper Esq., from whose family it was bought, in 1846, by the ancestors of the present owner, John Pemberton Plumptre Esq., who is lord of the manor, impropriator, and principal owner of the soil, which is partly held under a leasehold tenure of the Chapter of Southwell.
The church, St Denis, is a small brick structure, and is a perpetual curacy united to Bleasby, the two livings being consolidated in 1841. The Prebendary of Dunham is the patron, and the Rev. jon William Marsh the incumbent, who also enjoys 45 acres of glebe. The tithes were commuted a few years ago for upwards of £70. In 1695, Richard Daybell left 50s yearly, for the education of four poor children of Morton and Fiskerton."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 866
1861 R.G. 9 / 2472
1891 R.G. 12 / 2708
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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

Morton is a village and a parish only .75 mile south-west of Fiskerton, 7 miles south-west from Newark, 3 miles south-east of Southwell and 125 miles north of the city of London. The parish covers only 498 acres.

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Military Records

The War Memorial is a marble tablet on the east wall of the parish church, dedicated in 1920.

For a photograph of the War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Southwell Church History Project site.

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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The village has practically doubled in size since 1911.

    Year  Population
1801 101
1811 135
1841 131
1851 140
1861 142
1871 120
1881 109
1901 108
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