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The Derby Mercury shows the population of Mapperley in 1831 as 304 inhabitants

The Derby Mercury - Wednesday, January 10th 1838.
Alexander Millington, Transported 14 years

Derbyshire Epiphany Sessions Results of trials of prisoners Alexander Millington, aged 49, John Millington, aged 24 and William Millington, aged 20, stealing at the township of Mapperley, six pair of boots, 2 pair of shoes, and a quantity of leather, the property of John Hardy - Alexander Millington, transported 14 years, John Millington and William Millington, acquitted

Name: Alexander Millington
Vessel: Lord Lyndoch
Convicted Date: 2 Jan 1838
Voyage Date: 2 Apr 1838
Colony: New South Wales
Place of Conviction: Derby, Derbyshire, England

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The Derby Mercury - Wednesday, March 30, 1842; Issue 5725.

West Hallam Free School – This school was founded about the year 1662, by Mr. John Scargill, gent.
There is an inscription on the tomb-stone of the benevolent founder, which explains the nature of the institution. It is this:- “He built a schoole, free for XII children “poore; VI of this Towne, and  VI of III more, “to whom he gave besides their learning free, IXd, a “week to each boy paid to be,” The three townes more,” are Stanley, Dale Abbey and Mapperley.  In consequence of the increase of the property belonging to the school, there are now about 95 boys who are instructed in reading, writing, English grammar and arithmetic and in the catechism and liturgy of the established church.  It is now in connection with the Diocesan Board of Education at Lichfield and was on the 22nd instant visited by the Rev. Mr. Allen, who is the examiner employed by the board, and who expressed himself highly satisfied with the proficiency of the boys.

The Derby Mercury  Wednesday, April 16, 1845

Inquests before Mr. Mozley. Jun. Coroner - On Saturday the 12th instant, at Mapperley, on the body of Mary Ann Shelton. a child not quite 2 years old, who had died suddenly on Thursday; and as it appeared from the evidence of Mr. Boden, surgeon, of convulsions.

Verdict - Died by the visitation of God

The Derby Mercury - Wednesday, May 22, 1850

Committed to Derby County Gaol William Roe, of Mapperley, 3 months or pay 11. 4s. 6d., for bastardy.

The Derby Mercury - Wednesday, July 17, 1850


We have much pleasure in being able to bring before the public the account of the Society's Annual exhibition, which was held in the School Room at West Hallam on Wednesday, last. The late fine weather contributed very much to the excellence of the show, and we merely speak the words of experienced judges when we say, that a more interesting sight than the day afforded was seldom before witnessed in this or any other village. We have on previous occasions spoken commendably of the moral influence of the society, and on this head have nothing to say but one fact cannot fail to have struck others as it has ourselves, viz., that the yearly exhibitions bear evidence of the progressive improvement of the villages in the healthful and useful exercise of horticulture. We would beg especially to allude to this, in connection with the other fact, for the encouragement of those who wish to promote societies elsewhere.
This society has now existed for a period of six years, viz., four years in connection with the villages of West Hallam and Kirk Hallam and two years since its extension with the parishes of Mapperley, Dale Abbey, and Stanley. We beg  to present a list of the successful competitors, with the articles of cultivation for which they were rewarded, and to acknowledge on behalf of the committee the very liberal subscriptions which they have received from the honorary members, &c.


Kidney Potatoes — 1st Mr. W.Hart : 2nd Mr. W. Handley
Round Potatoes – 1st Mr. John Hollingworth : 2nd Mr. John Dakin
Spring Cabbage – 1st Rev. C. J. Newdigate : 2nd Mr. Milnes
Cauliflowers – Mr. George Lings
Turnips - 1st Rev. C. J. Newdigate : 2nd Mr. Hollingworth
Onions – (Sown in Spring) – 1st Mr. Evans : 2nd  Mr. John Hollingworth
Onions – (Sown in Autumn) – 1st Mr. Evans : 2nd  Rev. C. J. Newdigate
Shallots – 1st Mr. W. Hart :  2nd Mr. W. Handley
Cucumbers – Rev. C. J. Newdigate
Peas - 1st Mr. W. Hart :  2nd Rev. C. J. Newdigate
Beans - 1st Rev. C. J. Newdigate : 2nd Mr Borebank
Rhubarb - 1st  Mr. W. Handley : 2nd Mr. Evans
Parsley – 1st Mr. J. Dakin : 2nd Mr. Samuel Dakin
Lettuce - 1st Mr. Hollingworth : 2nd Mr. W. Toplis


Strawberries – 1st Mr. Robert Fletcher : 2nd Rev. C. J. Newdigate
Raspberries - 1st Mr. Evans : 2nd  Mr. Martin
Black Currants - 1st Mr. S. Dakin : 2nd Mr. W. Hart
White Currents – 1st Mr. J. Dakin : 2nd  Rev. C. J. Newdigate
Red Currents – 1st Mr. W. Toplis : 2nd Mr. W. Handley
Cherries - 1st Rev. C. J. Newdigate : 2nd Mr. W. Handley


Pansies – Mr. J. Dakin
Best Collection of Roses – Mr. Evans
Best Nosegay – 1st Mr. Evans : 2nd Mr. W. Handley

The Morning Chronicle - (London, England), Tuesday, September 10, 1850

Drainage and Improvement of Land. Applications for Advances
In the year 1846 an act was passed by which The Treasury were empowered to make advances from the Consolidated fund, for the improvement of land in Great Britain, by works of drainage.
In the list appears an application by A. M. Mundy Esq  M P., Shipley and Mapperley £1000.00

Nottinghamshire Guardian, Thursday, October 24, 1850

LAYING THE FIRST STONE OF THE NEW CHURCH, MAPPERLEY - The first stone of a new church at this village was laid on the 21st instant by the Venerable Archdeacon Hill, The ceremony commenced at 11 o'clock.

About that time the principal persons of the neighbouring villagers, as well as a number of the poorer sort, had assembled to witness the event.  A hymn was sung by the scholors of the West Hallam free school and prayers were read by the Rev. Newdigate, incumbent of West Hallam; the silver trowell was presented to the Archdeacon, and the stone was laid by him.  He afterwards delivered a most beautiful address, congratulating the inhabitants of Mapperley on the advantage of having a place of worship so near their homes, and urging them to look for salvation by Christ, assuring them that if they rested their hopes on any other day they would fall like the house that was built on the sand.    The dexology was sung and the people daparted to their homes.  This church will supply a disideratum that has long been wanting.   Belonging as the village does to the distant Parish of Kirk Hallam, it was next to impossible that they should go to their own parish church to hear the word of God, so that they have been obliged to go anywhere; but by the blessing of God this will not happen again and Mapperley will boast now of it's own church; simple in it's architecture it is true, but yet sufficient for the wants of it's inhabitants.

The Morning Chronicle - (London, England), Saturday, November 1, 1851
Issue 26485

HOLY TRINITY, Mapperley - On Monday this church was consecrated by the Bishop of Lichfield. The ceremony was attended by a great number of the clergy and laity of the surrounding districts. An approriate sermon was preached on this occasion by the Bishop, who selected for his text the 2nd verse of the 95th Psalm, "Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with Psalms."

The church is an edifice in the pointed style of architecture, and exteriorly presents an outline simple and unobtrusive, yet sufficiently broken up into masses to relive it from any charge of monotony.

A small but well disposed burying ground surrounds the church, which is placed on an elevated platform, and constitutes as pleasing as well as interesting feature of the landscape. - Derby Reporter

The Derby Mercury - (Derby, England), Wednesday, November 5, 1851

Issue 7125
On Sunday morning last The Venerable Archdeacon Hill attended at Mapperley to preach a sermon, when a collection was made towards defraying the expense incurred in the erection of the new church there. The venerable preacher delivered a very able sermon from the 8th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, and part of the 5th verse.
The collection amounted to £51. 15s. 6d.


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