"Trysull, a small village, five miles SW of Wolverhampton, comprises within its parish 3310 acres of land, and 541 inhabitants, of whom 213 are in Seisdon hamlet. Lord Wrottesley is lord of the manor, but a greater part of the soil belongs to John Pudsey, Henry Jesson, John Perry, and D & W Banton, Esqrs, who have neat houses in the parish.
Seisdon, a pleasant hamlet, gives name to Seisdon Hundred and Union, and lies near the borders of Shropshire, one mile W of Trysull, where there is a narrow bridge of several arches over the River Smestow. Upon a lofty height, which forms the boundary line between the two counties, is the ancient entrenchment of Apewood Castle. Daniel Banton, Esq, owns and occupies several farms here, and was the first agriculturalist in the county who used guano, which in these 'free trade times' may be called the farmers' sheet anchor. Upon one of his farms, Mr Benton has a mill employed in thrashing the grain, and in grinding for his livestock. His thrashing machine performs at one time the operations of thrashing, winnowing, shaking the straw, piling the barley, bagging up the grain, and weighing ready for market."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]