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The Derby Mercury shows the population of Mapperley in 1831 as 304 inhabitants
The Derby Mercury - Wednesday, January 10th 1838.
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
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.
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
HORTICULTURAL AND FLORAL EXHIBITION, WEST HALLAM
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.
Kidney Potatoes — 1st Mr. W.Hart : 2nd Mr. W. Handley
Strawberries – 1st Mr. Robert Fletcher : 2nd Rev. C. J. Newdigate
Pansies – Mr. J. Dakin
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
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
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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