White's Directory of Nottinghamshire, 1853



Edwalton, formerly Edwald's Town, is a small, secluded village and parish, near the Melton Mowbray Road, 3½ miles south south east of Nottingham, containing 118 inhabitants and about 800 acres of land which, 60 years ago, was so boggy and indifferent, that it could scarcely be let at any price, but has been much improved within the last twenty years by draining and superior cultivation. John C. Musters Esq. (a minor) is owner, lord of the manor, and patron of the perpetual curacy, valued at £97, which has been augmented with Queen Anne's bounty.
The church, dedicated to Holy Rood, is a humble edifice, and has a brick tower with three bells. The Rev. john Peatfield is the incumbent. In the burial ground is a stone to the memory of Rebecca Freeland, who died in 1741, which says,

"She drank good ale, good punch, and wine
And lived to the age of ninety-nine"

A feast is held on the Sunday after old St Luke's, or on that day if it falls on a Sunday. -- Directory. Mrs. Eliz. Flint, Edwin Hoyles, Esq.; Wm. Taylor, parish clerk; William Thurman, joiner; and Wm. Daniels, Benjamin Howard, Thos. Marriott, Matthew Martin, Edward Peet, William Sanders, and John Tnrner, farmers.

[Transcribed by Clive Henly]