Magna Britannia: Volume 5, Derbyshire. Originally published by T Cadell and W Davies, London, 1817.
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ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
P. iv. It is stated in Farey's Agricultural Survey (fn. n1), that in 1803, there were 267 friendly societies or benefit clubs in Derbyshire, of which 20 were of females : the total number of members in the men's societies 21,505, in the women's,1100.
On the 9th of June, 1817, an alarming insurrection broke out at SouthWinfield, in this county. The insurgents, who were chiefly inhabitants of South-Winfield and some neighbouring villages, proceeded towards Nottingham, in pursuit of their rash enterprise; the object of which was the overthrow of the constitution. They were met by a party of the military within a few miles of the above-mentioned town, and speedily dispersed. Many of the insurgents taken on this occasion were committed to the prisons of Nottingham and Derby, and tried by a special commission at Derby, in the month of October following; when three out of four of the ringleaders, who had been tried and convicted of high-treason, were executed at Derby, on the 7th of November. Nineteen others, who had pleadednot guilty,withdrew that plea, and having pleadedguilty, by the advice of their counsel, were reprieved: and twelve were acquitted, no evidence having been offered against them.
P. lxxxvii. Thomas, the immediate ancestor of Robert Holden, Esq., now of Darley-abbey, being the second son of Samuel Holden, Esq., who died in 1692, married a coheiress of Gilbert Millington, Esq., of Felleyabbey in Nottinghamshire, who was some time M. P. for Nottingham, and one of the judges of King Charles I. The late Mr. Holden of Darleyabbey, who died without issue, was descended from Alexander, third son of Samuel Holden above-mentioned, by the heiress of Atkinson.
P. 38, l. 21. The congregation of the meeting-house at Buxton are Unitarians. — P. 56. The meeting-house at Glapwell still exists, and is occupied by the Independents. Having reason to suppose that we had been misinformed in other instances with respect to dissenting places of Worship and meeting-houses of the Methodists; we have been since enabled to correct errors and supply deficiencies by the kind assistance of the Reverend D. P. Davies, minister of the Unitarian congregation at Millford, and the Rev. Adam Clarke, LL.D. F.A.S. It appears, by the communications of these gentlemen, that there are in Derbyshire the following congregations.
Glapwell in Bolsover.
Belper in Duffield.
Heage in Duffield.Charlesworth.
Hayfield and Marple-bridge in Glossop.
Snelston in Norbury.
Ridgway in Alfreton.
Baslow,Beeley, Buxton,and Flagg, in Bakewell.
Edale in Castleton.
Brimmington in Chesterfield.
Tansley in Crich.
Quarndon in St. Alkmund's, Derby.
Belper,Hazlewood, and Millford, in Duffield.
Foolow, and Grindleford-bridge in Eyam.
Chinley, Hadfield, Hayfield and New-Mills, in Glossop.
Bradwell and Great-Hucklow in Hope
Woodhouse in Horsley.
Burrow-ash in Ockbrook.
Finderne in Mickle-Over.
Ripley in Pentrich.
Measham and Tickenhall in Repton
Draycote in Sawley.
Handley in Staveley.
Cromford in Wirksworth.
Winster in Youlgrave.
P. 56. In the return made to the House of Commons in 1787, Mrs. Isabella Smithson's charity is said to have been intended, in the first instance, for giving marriage portions of 25l. each, to young women.
P. 72. Mr. Charles Potts, in 1724, gave the sum of 20l. to purchase lands for the education of two poor scholars at the school founded by Richard Bagshaw, Esq., at Castleton. Mr. Robert Charlesworth, in 1735, gave a dwelling-house at Castleton, divided into two tenements, for the purpose of paying 10s. per annum, in discharge of a bequest of 10l. left to the parish of Castleton by his father for charitable uses in general, the remainder to be applied in aid of Castleton-school.
P. 83. In the year 1781, Mrs. Elizabeth Tomlinson built an almshouse at Newbold, and gave the sum of 4001. four per cents for the purpose of repairing it, and for the maintenance of three poor women therein.
P. 134. The Reverend Mr. Turie, in 1720, gave 401. to be laid out in land for the purpose of educating, six children of Dore; the Duke of Devonshire, in 1747, the sum of 31. 10s. per annum, for educating nine; the Honourable Fr. Middleton and other freeholders, in 1753, the sum of 31. 9s. for educating six; Elizabeth Dowce, in 1754, the sum of 1l. 12s. for educating three children. The present income of the school at Dore is 121. 4s. per annum.
P. 137. Bassano supposed Sir R. Minors to have been of Windley-hill in the parish of Duffield : he had property there, but resided at Win die-hill in the parish of Sutton-on-the-hill, as stated in this page. The monument still exists, and was repaired in 1732.
P. 143. In addition to the revenue of the school at Eckington, as stated in this page, Mr. Peter Cadman bequeathed to it the interest of 100l. on condition that the children should be brought to church regularly on Saints' days. The income of the school at Mossborough is about 18l. per annum, that of Ridgway not above 10l. per annum.
P. 160. There are monuments at Etwall of Judge Porte, and Sir John Porte his son, who died in 1557. (fn. n2)
P. 167. Robert de Kinder built the chapel of Hayfield, in 1420, on his own ground and at his own charge. (fn. n3)
P. 227. The date of Alsop's foundation was 1715: the date of 1765, probably, is that of the benefaction becoming payable, which did not take place till after the death of the widow and son of the testator. Having been favoured, by the vicar of Mickle-over, with a copy of the clause of Alsop's will which relates to this charity : it appears that the lands were given for the purpose of instructing the children (males and females) of such poor people of Finderne, Willington, or Stenson, as are not worth more than 201. in lands or goods, in reading and writing, and the boys in the five first rules of arithmetic. The management of the school and the choice of the schoolmaster is vested in the churchwardens and overseers of the said township. There is no mention of Mickle-over.
FURTHER ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
P. lxxvi. Joseph Bainbrigge, Esq., of Derby, mentioned in this page, is the representative of the Bainbrigge's of Lockington : he is great-grandson of William Bainbrigge, Esq., of Lockington, who died in 1736. This William married a co-heiress of Laycock : his son Thomas, who resided at Derby, the heiress of Parker. Thomas Bainbrigge, Esq., the elder brother of Joseph, died a bachelor in the month of June, 1818.
P. Ixxviii. and p. 48. We were misinformed as to Mr. John Beresford's being the representative of the ancient family of Beresford of Bentley: the present representative is Mr. Richard Beresford, now of Plas Bellin in Flintshire, eldest son of the late Mr. Beresford of Ashborne, who was elder brother of Mr. John Beresford's father.
P. cxxiv. I am informed that a principal branch of the family of Dakeyne, descended from Henry Dakeyne, Esq., who sold Stubbing-Edge Hall, in 1661, to William Michell, Esq., is now resident at Bagthorpe House, in Nottinghamshire, and that they spell their name Deakin.
P. 64. Sir Henry Fitzherbert possesses only the tithe-corn of Tissington : the tithe of hay, which was also appropriated to the priory of Dunstaple, belongs, by descent from the Goodwins, to J. Goodwin Johnson, Esq., of Bradborne, who took the name of Johnson in 1811, pursuant to the will of his maternal uncle Francis Johnson, Esq.