Bagshaw's 1846 TD - Osmaston

Bagshaw's 1846 Trade Directory of Derbyshire


OSMASTON parish and small scattered village, 2¼ miles S.E. from Derby, contains 929A. 37P. of land, including an allotment of 77A. 1R. 4P. belonging to Sir Robert Wilmot, Bart., and 2A. 35P. of land belonging to the incumbent, on Sinfin moor, 29 houses, and 178 inhabitants, in 1841, of whom 83 were males, and 95 females.  Population, in 1801, 114 ; in 1831, 172.  Rateable value, [£]1,847 12s. 6½d.  Sir Robert Wilmot, Bart., is the principal owner and impropriator, and patron of the church, All Saints, a perpetual curacy, now worth £280, has been augmented wit[h] £200 benefactions and £400 Queen Anne’s bounty.  Rev. Forrester French, incumbent, for whom the Rev. James Dean, of Derby, officiates.  The church has a small nave and chancel, with a wooden turret, and one bell.  In the chancel is a handsome painting of our Saviour in the manger, and some ancient tablets to the Wilmot and Horton families, including a very neat one to Sir Robert Wilmot, Bart., who died 23rd July, 1824, aged 82 years.  Mr Briggs, of Newton Regis, owns 14A. 3R. 32P. of land, subject to a rent charge of 30s. to the impropriator ; and 2A. 27P. of glebe land belongs to Bolton.  The Hall is a large stone mansion stuccoed, with an observatory from the top, and situated in park-like grounds, at the bottom of which is the Derby and Loughborough turnpike road.  This manor (Osmundistone in domesday survey,) was in 1307 granted to Robert Holland, as an appendage to Melbourne, with which it has passed ever since, and belongs to the Marquis of Hastings.  Sir Robert Wilmot, Bart., the principal owner, is descended from a younger branch of the Wilmots of Chaddesden.  Sir Robert Wilmot, Bart., the principal owner, is descended from a younger branch of the Wilmots of Chaddesden.  Sir Nicholas Wilmot, of Osmaston, serjeant-at-law in the reign of Charles II., was fourth son of Robert Wilmot, Esq., of Chaddesden.  The late Sir Robert Wilmot, of Osmaston, was created a baronet in 1772.  Sir John Eardley Wilmot, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, who died in 1792, was of the family.

Wilmot Sir Robert, Bart., Hall
Hough John, blacksmith
Lewis Josiah, silk manufacturer, & Derby
Marshall Thomas, parish clerk
Morris Mathew, collector, Tollgate
Truman Henry, silk manufacturer & Derby
Wragg Sarah, vict. Navigation Inn

FARMERS
Bowmer Wm. - Draper Isaac. - Gilman Jno.

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