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"Stokeham is a small village and parish, five miles north east from Tuxford, only containing 60 inhabitants, and about 564 acres of land, of which, William and John Otter, and Joseph Quibell are resident owners, and Thomas Kneeton and Frederick Beardsall have estates here; but Earl Manvers is lord of the manor, which in Doomsday Book is called Estoches, and was soc to Fledborough, of the fee of the Bishop of Lincoln, and was successively held by the families of Lysure, Bassett, Swift and Amstrudders.

The church is a small fabric, annexed to the vicarage of East Drayton, which has all the tithes of the parish; the Rev. John Goodacre is the incumbent."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 851
1861 R.G. 9 / 2417
1891 R.G. 12 / 2642
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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

This village, township and parish are about 5 miles north-east of Tuxford and 6 miles south-east of Retford. The parish covers only 564 acres.

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1861 53
1871 53
1881 43
1891 35
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