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"Walesby Parish includes the hamlets of Walesby and Willoughby, extending northward from Kirton to Bevercotes, under the abrupt declivity which divides the Hatfield and South Clay divisions, and westward to the River Idle. It contains 362 inhabitants, and 1,429a 1r 24p of land, all of which is a fertile sand, except the eastern side about Willoughby, which is a strong clay, and several hop-yards are in this district. The open fields were enclosed in 1821, when 152a 3r 27p were awarded to the rector in lieu of the tithes of the whole parish.
Walesby is a scattered village, halfway betwixt Tuxford and Ollerton, 3½ miles west of the former, and the same distance north-east of the latter. After the Conquest, the parish was of several fees, and Reginald Ursell gave to the monks of Rufford, "in pure alms, the service which Robert de Lexington was wont to do him for one bovate that he held of him in Walesy, viz. a pair of spurs of iron, or 2d yearly, with all reliefs, wards, excheats &c." Several other parcels of land were subsequently given to the same monastery, and after the dissolution passed to the Earl of Shrewsbury. The Duke of Newcastle and the Earl of Shrewsbury are now the principal owners, and the latter is lord of the manor and patron of the vicarage, which is valued in the King's books at £6 1s 2d, now £154, and is enjoyed by the Rev. Roger Pocklington M.A."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 852
1861 R.G. 9 / 2475
1891 R.G. 12 / 2710
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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

Walesby is both a village and a parish sitting 141 miles north of London, about 3.5 miles north-east of Ollerton and 3.5 miles west of Tuxford. The parish covers 1,260 acres.

The hamlet of Willoughby is in this parish, a half mile north-east of Walesby village. Haughton is a former village and parish that are now part of Walesby parish. If you are planning a visit:

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Year  Person
1853 Geo. ARNOLD, joiner
1869 William LACEY
1881 William LACEY
1912 Alfred SHARP
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Military Records

There is a War Memorial (Roll of Honour) plaque in the church on the south wall. To see 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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    Year  Population
1801 250
1851 362
1861 327
1871 286
1881 282
1891 274
1901 261
1911 233
1921 257
1931 336
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