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Melville’s Leicestershire Directory 1854 – Quorndon Section

"Melville and Co's Directory and Gazetteer of Leicestershire including the Market Towns ans adjacent villages" - Extracts referring to Quorn

Trade directories are a valuable source of information for both the local and family historian. Below is the Quorndon section from Melville’s Leicestershire Directory for 1854.

“Quorndon or Quorn, a village, township, and chapelry, in the parish of Barrow-on-Soar; 2 ½ miles SE from Loughborough; 8 ½ miles north from Leicester; 1 ¾ miles west from the Barrow Railway Station; 108 miles from London. The church dedicated to St Bartholomew, is a large ancient structure, the living, a perpetual curacy, is in the incumbency of the Rev Robert Stammers MA.
The Baptists, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodists have chapels here. The manufacturers are principally lace and hosiery.
Quorn is celebrated as the headquarters of the Leicestershire hunt; Sir Richard Sutton Bart., is the master of the hounds.
The charities amount to about £80 yearly. Thomas Cradock Esq and Edward Basil Farnham Esq MP are lords of the manor.
Gas Works are now erecting for supplying Quorndon and Mountsorrel.
Post Office – Thomas Freeman, postmaster. Letters arrive from Loughborough at 7.30am and despatched at 7pm.”

Baker Elizabeth - Gentry
Ball Mrs Sarah - Baker
Balm Miss - Gentry
Balm, Hill and Co - Lace manufacturers
Bates Isaac - Wheelwright
Bates Joseph - Wheelwright, farmer and beer retailer
Biddles William - Gentry
Blackshaw William - Butcher
Blurton Mrs - Gentry
Botheway William - Beer retailer
Bradshaw Charles - Boot & shoemaker
Bradshaw John Brown MD - Doctor
Briggs Charles - Farmer
Briggs Samuel - Beer retailer
Brown Mrs E - Carrier
Camm Joseph - Miller
Carter Richard - Gentry
Cartwright John - Gentry, Quorn Villa
Carver Benjamin - Blacksmith
Chapman Jane - Shopkeeper
Chapman Thomas - Farmer
Chapman William - Farmer
Coare James - Gentry
Cooke George - Shopkeeper
Copeland Mrs F - Day school
Cradock Thomas Esq - Gentry
Cragg Joseph - Tailor
Cross Mrs Ann - Farmer
Darker John - Butcher
Day Thomas - Huntsman
Dexter George - Cattle dealer
Disney William - Nail maker
Edwards Thomas - Lace manufacturer
Evans Thomas - Needle manufacturer
Farnham Edward Basil MP - Gentry, Quorndon House
Fowkes Henry - Bricklayer
Freeman Thomas - Grocer & coal merchant. Post Office
Greaves John - Builder
Gregory Mrs Frances - Gentry
Halford William - Publican - Blue Ball
Hall Edward - Gentry
Harris Samuel - Surgeon
Highman James - House steward to Sir Richard Sutton Bart
Hind James - Gentry
Hives Mrs - Gentry
Holmes James - Blacksmith
Holmes Thomas - Publican - Bull's Head Inn
Hubbard Thomas - Publican - White Horse Inn
Inglesant Joseph - Solicitor
Jackson Edward - High constable
Johnson William - Farmer
Kirbell Frederick - Farming bailiff to Sir Richard Sutton Bart
Lucas Thomas - Shopkeeper
Martin Samuel - Builder
Mayo Isaac - Brush manufacturer
McMahon Mr - Gentry
Moore Mary Ann - Farmer
Moore Mrs - Butcher
Morgan John - Whipper-in
Neave Andrew - Stud groom to Sir Richard Sutton
Nicol Mrs Catherine - Draper and milliner
Osborne Samuel - Joiner
Parkinson Thomas - Baker
Pink William Thomas - National school master and parish clerk
Raven Thomas - Gentry
Raven Thomas - Registrar of births and deaths
Rennocks William - Shopkeeper
Richardson Charles - Draper
Richardson Thomas - Butcher
Rimmington John - Wood turner
Robbins Robert - Beer retailer
Robinson and Hopkin Misses - Ladies boarding school
Rumsby James - Maltster and dealer in hops, White Hart
Sanders George - Butcher
Sarson Thomas - Farmer
Smith Mrs Sarah - Gentry
Spencer John and Henry - Farmers
Spittlehouse John - Blacksmith
Squire Benjamin - Druggist
Stadden Rev James - Clergy, Baptist Minister
Stammers Rev Robert MA - Clergy
Sutton Benjamin - Boot & shoemaker
Sutton Charles - Boot & shoemaker
Sutton Sir Richard, Bart - Gentry, The Hall
Swain William - Painter and gilder
Tacey Joseph Esq - Gentry
Tacey William - Shopkeeper
Taylor Edward - Hairdresser
Taylor John - Boot & shoemaker
Taylor Mrs Ann - Gentry
Taylor William - Hairdresser
Taylor William - Joiner and builder
Tebbutt William - Plumber, glazier and gas fitter
Trueman Thomas - Grocer
Warner Thomas - Tailor
Webster Charles - manufacturing hosier
Webster Joseph - Sock and glover manufacturer, publican Crown and Cushion
Webster Joseph Snr - Hosiery manufacturer
Wesley William - Gamekeeper
Whattoff William - Farmer
White Thomas - Gentry
Williams John - Boot & shoemaker
Woodruffe Daniel - Gentry
Worrall John - Saddler

 Submitted on: 2012-06-28
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 1615

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