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Kelly’s Directory 1881 – Quorndon entries

Directories are a valuable source of information for both the local and family historian. Below is the Quorndon section from one of the famous Kelly’s directories, ie for Leicestershire for 1881.

“QUORNDON (usually called QUORN) is a parochial chapelry, township and suburb of Barrow-upon-Soar, near the Midland railway, on the west side of the navigable river Soar, on the road from Leicester to Loughborough, in Barrow-upon-Soar parish and union, Northern division of the county, West Goscote hundred, Loughborough county court district, rural deanery of East Akeley, archdeaconry of Leicester and diocese of Peterborough, a mile south-west from Barrow-upon-Soar station, 2 ½ miles south-east from Loughborough, 8 ½ north from Leicester, and 106 ½ from London. The township is governed by a Local Board of nine members. The church of St. Bartholomew is an old building, in the Early English style, with chancel, nave, aisles, and square embattled tower and 6 bells and clock: the bells are dated, five in 1773 and one in 1777: the chancel windows are stained: the east window is to the memory of Charlotte Elizabeth, the only daughter of Edward Warner esq. of Quorn Hall : in the aisles there are also stained windows: Farnham Chapel, adjoining the south aisle, contains a very handsome and beautifully sculptured monument, erected by the late Countess of Denbigh, in 1817, to the memory of several members of this family ; there are also two large brasses, surrounded by carved marble frames with inlaid mosaic columns, with the coats of arms of the different branches of the family; the dates on monuments and brasses, and names are as follows: to Edward Farnham, 1775, and Easter, his wife, daughter of Henry Lake, of Canterbury ; also to their children, of whom Ann married Noah Bolaine, of Canterbury, who was a member of a Huguenot family, who settled there in the year 1572: the brasses bear dates, 1799, 1835, 1854, 1875 and 1879; there is also in the chapel a handsome stained window, depicting the Life of Christ, which was erected to the memory of Edward Farnham and Harriett, his wife, and to their son and daughter, Edward Basil and Sarah Ann: several ancient tombstones are in the chapel, but the dates are obliterated. All information as to date of register and other particulars is refused; but in the Parish Register Abstract (1833), it is stated that the oldest register commences in 1576. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £122, in the gift of the Bishop of Peterborough, and held by the Rev. Robert Stammers. Here is a Baptist chapel, and others for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists.
There are charities of the yearly value of £100. A gas company has been established here, called the Quorndon and Mountsorrel Gas, Coke and Coal Company, for the purpose of lighting these towns and Barrow-on-Soar with gas. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the manufacture of hosiery and elastic web. Here are the kennels and stables of the celebrated Quorn Hunt, of which John Copeland esq. of Goscote Hall, is master. A club has been established here by the leading gentlemen of the neighbourhood, and is held on premises adjoining the White Horse hotel: it has billiard, smoking and reading rooms. Quorndon House, the seat of William Edward John Basil Farnham esq. J.P. is situated to the south of the village. The Hall, the seat of Edward Warner esq. J.P. is on the north-east. The Earl of Lanesborough is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are William Edward John Basil Farnham esq. and Mrs. Perry Herrick, and Edward Warner esq. The soil is light and sandy; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans and roots. The acreage is 1,990; rateable value, £8,972; the population in 1881 was 1,816.

Parish Clerk, William Phipps.

POST, MONEY ORDER & TELEGRAPH OFFICE, Savings Bank & Government Insurance & Annuity Office. - Thomas North, postmaster. Letters are received through Loughborough at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched thereto at 5.50 p.m

London & Staffordshire Fire, W. W. Taylor
Royal Fire & Life, J. Camm
Scottish Equitable Life, Joseph Cowley, Rose cottage
Westminster Fire & Life, J. Cowley

Clerk, Joseph Camm
Medical Officer, Samuel Harris M.D.
Surveyor & Inspector of Nuisances, Joseph Bates
Collector, James Camm
Registrars of Births & Deaths, Geo. Bryan & Jas. Camm
Superintendent Registrar, Joseph Camm

LOUGHBOROUGH – James Lovitt, Thursday
LEICESTER - Charles Marston, Wednesday & Saturday returning same days”

Armstrong Mrs - Private resident
Attenborough Richard - Plumber
Ball Mrs Elizabeth - Baker
Barnett Samuel - Farmer & beer retailer
Bates Joseph - Wheelwright
Beardsley William Frederick - Soar House
Bolesworth James John - Chaveney House, farmer
Bradshaw Mrs - Private resident
Briggs Charles - Farmer
Brown Oliver Stanley - White Horse hotel
Callis Samuel - Shopkeeper
Camm James - Registrar of births & deaths, & collector to Local Board
Camm John - Quorndon Mill, miller
Camm Joseph - Manager, Quorndon & Mountsorrel Gas, Coke & Coal Co
Camm Joseph - Superintendent registrar, Barrow Union & clerk to Local Board
Chadburn Mrs Sarah - Shopkeeper
Chapman George - Farmer
Chapman William - Private resident
Chiltirn David - Manager of Quorn Co-operative Stores
Cradock John Davys - Quorn Court
Cragg Edward & Son - Saddlers
Cross Charles - Farmer
Darker Solomon - Grocer
Dexter George - Cattle dealer
Disney James - Nailmaker
Disney John - Shoe maker
Disney Samuel - Nailmaker
Dudgeon Henry Dalby - Private resident
Facer Henry - Newsagent
Farnham Charles John - Quorndon House
Farnham George Francis - Quorndon House
Farnham William Edward John Basil JP - Quorndon House
Fewkes Benjamin - Bricklayer
Freeman Thomas - Private resident
Harris Samuel - Private resident
Harris Samuel - Surgeon
Hole Henry Edward - Quorn Lodge
Hole Mrs - Quorn Lodge
Holmes Thomas - Blacksmith
Horsepool Joseph - Builder etc
Inglesant Williams - Private resident
Jenkins Joshua - Private resident
Johnson John - Shopkeeper
Kinch Thomas - King William IV
Lacy Mrs Ann - Shopkeeper
Leeds Mrs Ann - Shopkeeper
Leeds Mrs Sarah Ann - Ladies' school
Lucas Thomas - Watch & clock maker & jeweller
Martin Charles - Quorn Place
Martin Israel - Bricklayer and draper
Mee Frederick - Farmer
Moore Charles - Hosiery manufacturer
North Thomas - Grocer & postmaster
Paget Benjamin - Shopkeeper
Perkins Thomas - Plumber etc
Porter Edward - Saddler
Quorndon Club - J D Cradock esq president; W Inglesant esq hon. sec
Richards Rev Thomas William - Curate
Richardson John - Butcher
Richardson William - Butcher
Rowley John - Private resident
Rumsby James - White Hart
Sharp Joseph - Bootmaker
Sheffield Mrs Hannah - Bull's Head
Shephard John - Beer retailer
Smith Charles - Farmer
Smith Mrs - Private resident
Stammers Rev Robert - Vicar
Supper Miss Martha Jemima - Ladies' school
Sutton Charles - Shoe maker
Swain William Yalding - Painter etc
Tacey Joseph - Verandah Cottage
Thompson Richard - Private resident
Thornton William - Tailor and draper
Underwood John - Chimney sweep
Ward John - Farmer & hay & straw dealer
Warner Edward JP - The Hall
Warner John Henry Boyer JP - The Hall
Wise Daniel - Shopkeeper
Woodrooffe Samuel B - Westfield House
Woodrooffe the Misses - Private residents
Wright & Sons - Elastic web manufacturers, Bridge Mill
Wright Thomas & Joseph - Coal merchants

 Submitted on: 2012-11-05
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 1701
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=1701

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