WETTON .....  (1900)  by James Roberts

 

 

 

James Roberts, the Schoolmaster and Parish Councillor for Wetton, was a man of firm views and broad ability.  He had previously been deputy governor of a reform school and as a younger man he was a playing member of Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion Football clubs (p154).  He enjoyed turning out for the village cricket when he came to Wetton (p56).  He was well read and knowledgeable.  Very much a product of his age, it is clear from the book that he was an ardent imperialist and disapproved of drink (especially posset p55).  He was fascinated by royalty and aristocrats, even Edward VII's tricycle gets a mention (p177), and his admiration of the Eighth Duke of Devonshire bordered on sycophancy (pp103-5).  He displays his general historical knowledge in the book at the slightest opportunity and could well have been one of those schoolmasters who has difficulty in focusing, indeed he frequently repeats himself and his love of red herrings must have intrigued his classes ......... or sent them to sleep.  Notwithstanding all this, Roberts is redeemed by his attention to detail, the way he uses his encyclopaedic knowledge to put local history into a national context, his gentle - albeit ponderous - humour and, above all, his genuine love of and concern for the village. 

 

 

Roberts wrote "... parents should at once make a present of this 'History of Wetton' to  every child in the village' (p 54) and the book was clearly intended to mobilise the community's interest in its roots.  For all its idiosyncracies, perhaps even because of them, Wetton ... makes fascinating reading and one hundred years on we could use it to stimulate futher interest and research.  The book discloses the museums in which excavated items were deposited so if there were a wish to create an attraction for the general public it should be easy, with the support of Chatsworth estates and those museums, to find items for display.  Also youngsters could follow up themes in the book for their school history projects, additional information on significant buildings could be identified for their occupants and families could trace their roots.  A web site with a data base could be created and information from other sources, such as Mr Alec Gilman's 'Wetton: recollections of the 1920s and 1930s ......,' and oral history added.  This index is intended to help start all of this. 

 

 

The chapter headings and endings are delightfully engraved.  Surprisingly there isn't a map.  However, chapter 13 (pp125-132) describes the North-South course of the Manifold and locates many of the frequently mentioned woods and caves.  It gives variations of the names too.

 

 

 

HCKC                                                                                                                                     6-viii-01

 

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INDEX

 

I haven't had time to tidy up or define all the cross references yet so if a subject doesn't appear in the main body of the index try looking under a main entry such Wetton, Thor, Church, Education etc. .

 

 

Adams,

                Samuel finds evidence of a poor law dispute 147,

                Sarah (1777-1878) 77,

                William 158,

Aethelflaed 43,

Afghanistan 16

Agate 113,

Agricultural 64, (1631) 80,

Corn, 111

                                Price of 81,

                                Corn Laws 158,

Ess (Turf ash) 112,

Lime 115

Ox plough 112-3,

                Push plough 112,

                Turf 112

Alabaster 111,

Albucasis, Arab chemist 50,

Alderwasley 72,

Algar, grandson of Leofic 43

Alfred, King (871-901) 29, 43, 102,

Allcock, Mrs Horace 132, 157,

Alsop-en-le-Dale, New Inn 119-20, 175,

Alstonfield 5, 7, 10, 11, 21, 25, 33, 43, 64, 118, 120, 139, 149,

                Battle 'near Alstonefield' (716) 32, 34-5

                Brass band 148,

                Church 61, 65,

                Dairy Association 148,

                Dick Turpin 152

                Deanery Magazine 8, 40, 95, 112, 142,

                                Ghost story 159

                Horticultural Society 148,

                Musicians singing at Waterfalls 156

                Police 'beat'-part of Wetton 177,

                Relations with Wetton 68,

                                Enmity over the Poor Law 146-8,

                Titterton of Rudyard, Alstonefield royalties 180,

                Volunteer Regt 56,

                Workhouse 146,

                                ghost 95,

Alton Towers 35,

Amusements and pastimes 153, 154,

Ancient Britons 27,

                Belief in 'spirits of air ..' 92,

Anna Woman's Hall (Old), 10, 27, 71

                Far Hill location and ghost 7, 94-5,

                Possible link with Charles I 89,

Anne, Queen 99-100,

Anglesey 22, 107,

Anglo-Saxon 25, 28, 30,

                Occupation of Thor's cave 130,

                    Weekday names 30,

Anson, Chief Constable 77,

Apsey, Mrs bro. of the schoolmaster Mr Freeman 182,

Arabia 27,

Arbor Low 10,

Arkwright, Sir Richard 63,

Ardglass, Earl of 61,

Ashbourne 5, 6, 7, 56, 60, 62-3, 64, 84, 85, 91, 104, 114, 140, 145, 149, 153, 175,

                Ashbourne News 70, 104,

                Charles I at the church 60,

                Derivation; Esseburn 111,

                Dick Turpin 152

                Football - traditional Shrovetide game 153

                Grammar School 75, 180,

                Green Man 170,

                Hall and Manor 75, 142-3,

                Highwayman captured at the George and Dragon 102,

                Jacobite rebellion 142-5,

                John Wesley visit 1743 138,

                 Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 172

                Poor Law Union 146,

                Pride of the Peak 63,

                Loyal to the Stuarts 63,

                Market 152,

                Union 66,

                Vicars named Exton, Wetton and Hurte

                Wesleyan choir 180

                White Horse - Highwaymen Inn 102,

Ashley, Vicar 151

Asker 45,

Atlow Moat 173,

Augustine, St in Kent (596) 31

Axe Edge 116, 125

Ayerst, Lt, murdered with a Major Rand at Poona 181

                Married a Miss Purchas whose father was vicar of Alstonefield 181,

                Father preached at Wetton 181,

Badger hole cave 132,

Bagnal 115,

Bagott, Sir Harvey's house at Bromley 85, 112,

Bagshaw, 179,

Baiting, badger, bear, bull 153

Baker, 73

                Mrs Joe 135,

                    Professor 18,

                'Rabbling'  member of the Wetton village band 156-7,

Bakewell 64, 74, 139,

Ball family 133,

                Jo. / Joshua - made drunk by the rebels 145,

Bands

                Church band 14,

                Village band 14,

Bardsey, Isle of 24,

Bardus, s. of Druis King of Britain 24,

Barker, Mr Wm 49, 75, 113, 156,

                Churchwarden 96, 179,

                Clerk of the Ecton Mine works 106,

                Marriage at Etruria 64,

                Mr Barker's premises 74,

                                Textile mill 111,

                Miss Cantrill Barker 74,

Barleston 84,

Barr Beacon 22,

Barrows 35,

Barton, John and Hannah 75,

Bartholomew, St 47,

Bassett, William of Blore, Governor of the Prince Charles (1638) Gen. of Northern troops 87,

Bateman (Geologist)10, 13, 17, 28, 34, 124,

                Living in Youlgreave 179,

Beach, Dr schoolmaster at Macclesfield 105,

Beacons, (Spanish armada 1588) 70, 80,

Beardmore,

                George, Churchwarden 179,

                Mr R of Stanshope hall 118

Beardsley, Mrs of Pepper Inn Ecton - recently departed 109

Beeston Tor (Jack o' Daws, Baystun Tar) cave 6, 24, 32, 34, 41, 46, 71, 121, 126,

Bells, see Church

Bellot, John 83,

Belstone 41,

Bemrose, Sir Henry's Speech day speech 182,

Benard, John of Ecton (Married 1630) 75, 80, 82, 134,

Bencliff mine 6, 68, 69, 79, 86,

Benson, Archbishop 20, 124,

Benebury see Borough Holes,

Bencliff(e) 86,

                Fatal accident 109,

                mine 54, 69,

Bentley 88

                Hall 15,

                Manor House 23,

                Merrie wives 61, 67,

Beresford (Berisford) 6, 49, 53, 61, 77, 83-4, 111, 113, 118, 123, 144,

                     Beresford family 71,

                Castern Hall 111, 175,

                Dale 119, 126, 147, 179,

                Isaac Berisford 85,

                William, Fd Mshl Viscount 71,

Berry, Rev W B of Darwen, preached in Wetton church 181,

                Father Vicar of St Werrburgh's Derby 181,

Bertram, St.  (Berteline, Beccelin, Bettelin, Barthelm, Bertellin) c800; 20, 32-4, 40-2, 48,

                St Bertram chapel 72,

Bertramy 41,

Bestwick 73, 75,

                Schoolmaster 181

Bibliography 90-1,

Biggin 64,

Billinge, William (1679-1791!) 71, 76,

Bilston, Boy of 92,

Birchall, Mr James

                England under the Revolution and House of Hanover 136-7,

                English history 152-4

Birklands 56,

Birmingham

                'The children of the streets, a Tale of Birmingham life' and other publications 151

                Weekly Post 151

Black country 62,

Blackett, Edward Umfreville RHA: Church living in his gift 136

Blithfield 133,

Blore 40, 42, 47, 48, 52, 72, 84, 85, 118, 134,

                Battle of (1459) 59, 65,

                Blore Heath, Market Drayton

                Blore Ray 59, 65, 

                Blore park 121,

                Tea story 95,

Blount's work on Boscobel 90,

                Deer park 86,

                Lady Low 10,

Blithe (Blythe), River 110, 127,

Boadicea (61); 23,

Boer War, South African War fund, Mrs Laughton collected 178,

Bolsover Castle 60,

Bonsall, 73,

                Sam's tomb-stone 107,

Booden 73,

Borough Holes see Wetton,

Boscobel (Shropshire) 60, 88, (Royal Oak), 90,

Bostorne, Robert, Alstonefield Church warden (1637) 88,

Boswell 20, 62-3, 120, 123-4,

                Life of Dr Johnson 128

Botstone 122,

Bould, Sam of Cauldon's band (c1830) 157,

Bowden (Bowman)  59, 74,

                Dan 111,

                Harry 18, 111,

                Henry, excavation of Thor's cave 131, 158,

                Member of the Wetton village band 156-7,

Bowdin 73,

Bowyer, Governor of Leek 83,

Bradbury, Mr Peter - offering accommodation 120,

Bradnop 7, 82-5,

Bradwell's enmity with Hope 147,

Bramwell, Lord, 50,

Brande and Brande side 89,

Brent, Sir Nathaniel, Vicar General's visit (1635) 72, 80,

Brewood 88,

Briarlow 11,

Bridgeford, Richard snr - buried in a woollen shroud at Ilam - (1678) 98,

Bridgewater canal 149,

Bright, John 64,

Brindley, James (1716-72) 64, 149,

British Bishops at Christian Councils 31,

Brodeburste, Wm 82,

Bromley (Staffordshire Moorlands) 52, 84, 85, 112,

                Hall, seat of the Lanes 88

Bronze age 17,

Brougham, Lord (1778 - 1868), 15, 104,

Brown, Humphrey - shot dead by the Jacobite rebels 143,

Brund 89,

                Textile mill 111,

Buckingham, Duke of 61,

Bull, John 104,

Bunster

                Hill 115,

                Low 10,

Burgoyne See Ecton

Burial places 8, 9, 34,

                See also Borough Holes

Burleigh House 60,

Burnett, James of Ecton, bleak rhyming epitaph at Butterton 177

Burrell, Alfred, Methodist minister, 140

Burslem 63,

                John Wesley visit 1743 138,

Burton

                Abbey 40, 42, 47, 52,

                Civil War 60,

                Town 42,

Butter, 110-111

                Act of parliament (1670) 62, 111,

Butterton 25, 43, 47, 65, 93, 110, 118, 125, 139, 175, 177,

                Enmity with Wetton 148,

                Spirit of old Moses 93,

                Sulphur 122,

Buxton 5, 7, 11, 23, 60, 64, 87, 91, 119, 153,

                Crescent Hotel  20-21,

                Road and Dick Turpin 152,

Byrch, Ralph, Churchwarden 73,

Cabinet

Caesar, Julius (Calendar) 69,

Caldon Canal, See Cauldon

Caldon,  See Cauldon

Calke Abbey 15, 20,

Calton 43, 47, 65, 66, 84, 112, 115, 118,

                BAND 157

                Jacobite rebellion 141, 143,

                Low 10,

                Vicar of 151

Camden (Staffordshire historian) 20, 90, 110-111, 123,

Canals 20,

                Caldon 64,

    Grand trunk constructed 64,

Cannock Chase 22,

Cantrell (Cantroll, Cantrill) 73, 74,

                Cotton mill 111,

                George, Churchwarden 179,

                Henry 74,

                Mr J B, Churchwarden 179,

                Pelican coat of arms 74,

                Old barn (1639) 74,

Capgrave 41,

Caratacus 24,

Carthaginians 8,

Carr, I (1699) 73, 74,

                Carr cottage 74, 121,

                    Holbrook house 74,

                    Warden's name on Bell  74, 133,

Carrington, Mr Sam  (Schoolmaster and geologist) 8, 10, 13-17, 23, 28, 34, 55, 69, 179, 181-2,

                His book on Wetton 14 - 16,

                Churchwarden 179,

                Died (1870)  & buried in the church 14,                   

                Excavation (1845), 34,

                Letter explaining ghostly explosions 95,

                Member of the Wetton village band 156-7,

                No memorial to him 55,

Carrington, John 72,

Carrington, Sam  18,

Castern (Catesthurne) Hall (770 feet)5, 6, 40-2, 48, 49, 52, 53, 72, 83, 126, 139, 180,

                Berisford, see separate entry

                Hurt, see separate entry

                Low 10,

                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 162-171

                Police 'beat'-part of Wetton 177,

                Robert 52,

                Robert de 52,

                William 52,

Castleton 7, 62,

                Peak Castle Castleton 62,

Catesby (See gunpowder plot)

Cathcart, Earl 53,

Cattle 111,

Cauldon (see also Caldon) 10, 15, 25, 42, 47, 65, 66, 84, 128, 132,

Caldon 118, 121,

Caldon Canal 64,

Low  ...  'Fairies of..' Mary Howitt 25-6, 128,

Vicar 151

Cavendish,

Devonshire, Dukes of;  17, 20-21, 47, 60, 62, 64, 79, 85, 101, 107, 113, 118, 123, 129, 131,

                Oddune, Saxon Earl of Devonshire, 102,

                First (1640-1707 - Wm of Orange supporter) 99-101,133

                Second (1673-1729) 101,

                Third (1698-1755) 101,

                Fourth (1720-64) 102, 105,

                Fifth (1748-1811, married Georgiana Spencer) 102,

                Eighth (1833-1908) 101, 103-5,

                                As Marquis of Hartington 103,

                                Prime Minister (1756) 102,

                                1894 visit

                Victor (1868-1938; became the Ninth Duke in 1908), heir to the Dukedom and MP, 105,

                                volunteers for Boer War service 178

                Edgar the Peaceful, wife of 102,

                Egerton, Lt - naval casualty during the Boer War 178,

                Elizabeth Countess Bess o' Hardwicke (1527-1608) wife of Sir William (d. 1557) 60,

                Frederick's assassination in Phoenix Park (1881) 178,

                Henry (1731-1810) Scientist/chemist, identified water as H2O. Buried Derby 101

                Louisa Egerton, Lady - sister of the 8th Duke of Devonshire - and Wetton restoration 178,

                Oddfellows in his name at the Royal Oak 101,

                Thomas,  on Drake's voyages 77,

                William, Duke of Newcastle (1592 ), 7, 60, 79, 82, 84, 86,

                                Lady Margaret, wife of William - Duke of Newcastle 86,

Celts 9, 10, 17, 18, 22,

                Celtic, Cymric 25,

                Occupation of Thor's cave 130,

Ceolred, see Mercia

Chad, St (Ceadda) 42,

Chalgrove 60,

Challinor,Wm of Leek 43

Charles, Bonny Prince

                Merrie Monarch 7, 63,

Charles I, King 7, 60, 61, 63, 68, 76, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 87, 90,

                Escape to Fecamp 88,

                Poet laureate - see Drayton

                At Wetton? 89,

                Witches 92,

Charles II, King 7, 61, 81,

                Tea act of 1660 96,

                Wetton silver half crown connexion 89,

                Woollen shrouds - Act of Parliament (1660)

Charles IV, King of France 54,

Charles Edward, Young Pretender b 1720 136,

Charlesworth, Edward, Methodist minister, 140

Chatham, Lord 50,

Chatsworth  21, 60, 107,

Cheadle 81, 84,

                coal from 112

Cheddleton 75,

Chesterfield

                Bolsover castle 60,

                Courts 56,

                Miners wages to/from 107,

                Pancake Bell 29,

Chinese 54,

Chitta, River 126,

Cholera 157,

Christianity (see also Church) 39-41,

Christmas 29,

                Play, George and the Dragon 65,

Chritchlow 73,

                Local surname 133,

                Police officer 177,

Church, 46-8, 52, 80-1, 86,

                Architecture 135,

                    Attendance poor 68,

                Bands 155-6,

                Bells 65, 74, 80, 100-1, 133, 134,

                Bishop's visitation (1693) 73,

                Blackett, Edward Umfreville RHA: Church living in his gift 136

                Carvings removed in 1820, 134,

                Churching or 'Seeing' of women after childbirth 96-7,

                Churchwardens since 1800, 179,

                    Churchyard

                                Burial before C17? 134,

                                Condition 80,

                                Dates on tombstones 134,

                                Ghost 94,

                Clerk 156,

                Clergy 135, 151

                                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 170

                Clock 135,

                Cockaynes in the Churchyard 142,

                    Commissioners (1552) 48,

                    Deanery/diocese 5, 47,

                    Engravings and their destruction 53, 55,

                Feast days  28,

                    Gargoyles 27,

                Gateposts from Stanton 178,

                Lamps for the Jubilee, outdoor 183

                Living 136,

                    Margaret, St 47, 65,

                Mellor bequest to educate 12 children (1719) memorial in the vestry 136,

                Norman building 46,

                Nuns of the Minories 47,

                Oak stairs 135,

                Oldest record of the Church (1552) 65,

                Organ 135, 155,

                Peter's pence 73,

                Plough Monday 29,

                Rebuild (1820) 47,

                    Registers (1657- ) 72, 175

                    Restoration

                                (1820) 134-5, 152,

                (1861) 135, 180,

                (1894) 103, 135,

                                fund 74,

                                Louisa Egerton, Lady - sis. of the 8th Duke of Devonshire & Wetton restoration 178,

                                lamb and cross taken to the Potteries 135,

                                reopening after restoration 183,

                                skeleton found in 1894 134,

                Saxon-Norman Church in the forest 136,

                Sunday school 135,

                    Suppression of Monasteries (1538) 65,

                Tower 6, 135,

                Wesleyan responses to Church initiatives 140,

Churnet, River 110, 127,

Civil War, English 7, 60-2, 79, 82-5,

Clifton, and the Jacobite rebellion 143,

Clamps in the Wood, mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 160,

Close, Rev Thomas,

                Resident vicar since 1886, 72, 135, 136,

                Dau Ada married Rev PM Watkins 181,

                Wife buried in the Churchyard 1801,

Coaching 64,

Coal 78, 111-2,

Cock fighting 153

Cockayne 73, 142,

                Jacobite rebellion 142,

                Thomas 75,

                William 75,

Cockayne Higton 75, 132,

Coinage  52,

Coleridge, Ld. 50,

Compleat  Angler, The (1653) 70,

Compton,

                Jacobite rebellion 143,

                Samuel 53,

Congleton, Jacobite rebellion 142,

Congreve 71, 123,

Convocation, Act of (1531) 47, 54, 65,

Cookery 55,

Coomps, Ecton 106,

Cope, Mr E.'s collection of weird (Leek) traditions 92,

Copper, See geology and Ecton

Copy Golenni 23,

Corn Laws 158,

Cornabii, Cornavii  22-23,

Cornwall 7, 8, 10,

                Cornish miners 114

Cotton, Charles (1630-87) 20, 60-1, 70-1, 84, 87, 113, 119, 122, 123,

                Fishing house at Beresford (1674) 61,

                Mary 61,

Coventry, Bishop Richard (1161-83) 52,    See also Godiva.

Cow Close 41,

Cox, Joan - accusation of witchcraft - 91-2,

Coxon, Mr W C of Southport        

                Castern occupancy 175,

                Friendship with the Throwley Philipses 173

                Joe, Frank 173,

                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 162, 170

Crakemarsh 43,

Crewe, Sir Vauncey of Alstonefield, owner of Paddock Ecton 101,

Crewell crags 28,

Cricket 56, 66,

Crimea 158,

Cromford 62, 63, 64, 74, 91,

Cromwell, Lord 53, 82, 84-5,  See also Wingfield

Crow-stones 113

Cruelty 155,

Crystal Palace see Paxton 

Cudgels 153

Culloden, Battle of (1746) 143,

Cumberland,

                Duke of 63, 143, 145

                Jacobite rebellion 142,

Customs, 50, 55, 73

Cyclists visiting the area 132,

Czartan, Peter (1539-1724!)

Daily News on education 176,

Dale, Thomas, Police officer 177,

Danes 12, 42, 43-4, 102,

Darfar Bridge and Rock, See Wetton

Darlaston, John Wesley visit 1743 138

Dartmouth, Earl of 77,

Darwen, Lancashire 96, 124,

                Literary society visit to Dovedale 124, 180,

Darwin 123, 126, 131,

Davenport of Wetwood 47,

                Mr Bromley, 149,

Defoe, Daniel 63,

Deforestation 86, 105,

Demography

                Life expectancy 76, 134, 157,

                    Population 5,

Denbigh 83,

Denman, Captain, mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 170, 174,

Derby and Derbyshire 6, 7, 17, 18, 20, 43, 59, 70, 84, 109, 114, 116, 140, 153,

                Derby museum 19, (Contents of Thor's cave) 129,

                Jacobite rebellion 142-3,

                John Wesley visit 1743 138,

Derby Mercury and the Jacobite rebellion 143

Derbyshire Advertiser 175,

Devonshire, Dukes of;  See Cavendish

Dha the good (or 'the fair') Independent Prince of Wales (942) and Darfar Rock 177-8

Dichelont, Digelont, Digge, Dige land, Dychelont, Dyke (trenches, fortifications)  23, 25, 28, 34-5,

Dieulacres (near Leek) 46-7,

Diet 153,

Disreali, Mr (Lord Beaconsfield) 100,

District Teachers Association 180,

Dixon, Seth, Methodist minister, 140

Dog hole cave 132,

Donkey Hole cave 71, 132,

Doomsday book 18, 28, 43, 126,

Dora, Sister 64

Dorking, Football - traditional game 153

Dove

                Dale 23, 32, 34, 41, 43, 48, 63, 64, 67, 85, 90, 110, 115, 119, 123, 125-8, 144-5, 147, 149,

                                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 160,

                River  7, 10, 23, 42, 49, 120, 127,

                Source  61,

Drayton, Michael (1563-1631) 20, 62, 110-1, 119-20, 123, 127,

                Polyolbion (1613) 120, 127,

                Water swallows at Wetton (C17) 92, 110,

Druids 9 -12, 22-3, 44-5, 92,

Drummond, James, Methodist minister, 140

Drunkenness 50,

Dubbridge 58,

Dudley 60, 78,

                Castle 115,

Dudley, Dud 62, 78,

Dukeries 56,

Dunnett, William - Wetton Schoolmaster 182,

Dunsmore 127,

Durham, Bishop's palace 55,

Dutchmen working Ecton mine 113,

Duthie, James, Methodist minister, 140

Earp, Police officer 177,

Ecton (Eckton) 6, 8, 10, 20, 33, 68-9, 78-80, 86 (also a 'Wetton Copper mine'), 87, 106-14, 117, 125,

                Ashley, Lord A's Mines Act 158,

                Blasting and depth 20

                Bonsall, Sam - Captain of Ecton Mine 107

                Burgoyne 25, 35, 49, 77, 106, 109,

                    Expulsion 54,

                Exton, Vicar of Ashbourne 175

                Coal instead of wood 79,

                Copper discovered in large quantities (1768) 149,

                Cornish miners 114

                                Successful examination by (in 1720) 136,

                Crystal Palace Sydenham, see Paxton

                    Dutchman level 79, 109,

                    Elizabethan ruin 75,

                Gun powder  - see below

                Jacobite rebellion 142,

                Jug - Success to Ecton 108,

                Manor House - see Pepper Inn below

                Methodism amongst the Miners, 139

                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 169

                Mines 7, 101, 105,

                    Ownership 79, 105,

                Paddock Farm, 101

                Pepper Inn (Manor House)  6, 49, 109, 179,

                Police 'beat'-part of Wetton 177,

                Population of about 70, 106,

                Prince Rupert - see Rupert.

                Romans mining 108,

                    Royalties 1790, 20,

                    Rudyards - miners at Ecton 74,

                Titterton of Rudyard (Murderer) 179,

                School at Ecton 109,

                Sugar loaf 106,

                Turner, Mr - Teacher at Ecton, Mr 109

Edgar the Peaceful (958-975) 102,

Edge Hill 60, 82,

Edmund, King and Martyr 102,

Education 103-4,

                and the Press 176

                See Carrington

                Duke of Devonshire (8th) and education 103-4,

                Old School on the Hill, now a lumber room 14, 132, 135, 181

                'Present school' 14, 74, 132, 181

                                Built (1866) 180-1,

                Foster Education acts 15, 155,

                Inspector Sandford 155,

                Inspectors comment on too many changes, but recently have been flattering 182,

                Mellor bequest to educate 12 children (1719) 136,

                National power and education 16,

                School attendance 68, 153,

                Schoolmasters listed 182,

                Standards in country districts 176

                Voluntary Schools (Act) Federations 104,

                Wolseley, Lord calls for more investment in education 176,

Edward the Confessor, King 43,

Edward I, King  53, 56,

Edward VI's Prayer book 66,

Edward VII's tricycle 177,

Edwin, gt grandson of Leofric 43,

Egbert (K of Wessex) 42,

Egerton, Commander, see Cavendish

Egginton Heath, nr Tutbury 61,

Egyptians 8, 14,

Eliot, George (Evans family) 138,

Elizabeth Countess Bess o' Hardwicke 60,

Elizabeth, Queen 53, 60, 68, 69, 70, 99,

Elkstone, Upper and Lower 118,

Ellastone 138,

Embla 45,

Endor, Witch at 175,

Erdeswicke, Sampson (C16 Staffordshire historian d 1603) 33-4, 53, (1593) 90, 123,

Essex, Earl 80, 82, 86,

Etches, Charlie 173,

Ethandune, Battle of 102,

Ethelred,

                King 32, 43,

                    Grandson of  Leofic 43,

Etherington, Fred - Wetton Schoolmaster 182,

Etruria 63, 64,

Exton, Vicar of Ashbourne 175

Evangelical movement 137-140

Evans, George Eliot, (Evans family) 138,

Eyam 11, 44, 45,

                Plague (1666) 62, 

Eyre,

                Daniel, Methodist minister, 140

                Peter, Methodist visitor (1898), 140

Fairs 153,

Fairbutts, Ferbutts 43, 59,

Fallowfield

Fallows Bison 6, 25, 43, 59,

Fallows,

                Edward, Churchwarden 179,

                Mr, finds evidence of a poor law dispute 147,

                Mrs Lawrence-                 offering accommodation 120, 

                mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 171

                Mr T 156,

                Mule bells 177

Far Hill, see Anna Woman's Hall

Fawfieldhead 76,

Feast days 28,

Ferrar family 58,

Feudal hiring 56,

Fenny Bentley 23, 60, 84, 85,

Fiddling Hobhurst ghost, see Thor's cave

Mrs Finny, formerly married to Mr Bestwick, schoolmaster 181

Fishing, 128,

Fitz-Herbert, Sir Henry and William and the Gibert Poor Union 146

Flash 10, 115,

Flax 111,

Fleetwood, Sir Ed working Ecton Mine 113-4, 134, 149,

Flatter, Miss - Boer War nurse 178,

Flower, Sir John 7,

Football, -racing 153

Fortifications, see Dichelont

Foster,

                Geo, Churchwarden and schoolmaster 75, 156-7, 179, 181,

                                Living at Hall Fields 181,

                Thomas, Member of the Church Band, nephew of George 156-7,

                Tombstones bearing the name of 157,

                William and George, Thomas and Ann 75,

Frank's hole, Dovedale 145

Freeman,

                George D - Wetton Schoolmaster , buried in the churchyard 182,

                Police officer 177,

Freya  (Friday) 19,

Frigga, Saxon God 92,

Frumenty (custom dish - venison - Christmas, Yorkshire) 55,

                Record in purveyance (1387) 55,

Furbutts (Ferbutts) 7, 25,

Fyldes, Rev W 23, 25, 49, 153,

                Guide to Dovedale and other dales 119

Galland, Antoine (Arabian Nights) 27,

Garner, Dr 46, 115, 123, 156,

                Natural History of Staffordshire 120,

Gateham

                Farm 94,

                Grange 94,

Gauls 8,

Gawbie, see Statute hiring

Gell, Colonel 84,

Geology 5, 115-8,

                Black marble at Wetton (porphyritic) 118

                Bronze 8,

                Copper 19-20, 86, 106, 111, 113, 118, 125,

                    Anglesea  21, 149,

                English coinage (1717) 107, 136, 142,

                Swedish cheaper 113-4,

                Geological society  14,

                Iron  8, 111, 118

                                smelting 78,

                Lead 111, 114, 118

                                mines 21, 86,

Lime 115,

Limestones 113, 116

                Magnesia 118,

                Ouzel, water or stone 128,

                Silex or chert 118,

                Thors cave, mineral content 130,

George III, King  67, 100,

                Loss of America 103,

                Repeal of the Woollen shrouds Act of Parliament (1660) 98,

George IV, 135,

Germany 15-16,

                    education 16, 104,

                    militarism and expansionism  15,

                see mining and Prince Rupert.

Ghosts and Demonology 8, 35-6, 92-5, 128, 159,

                Clamps wood ghosts 158-175,

                ghost of a big black dog 144,

                see Wm Howitt, John o' th' Clamps Wood, Fiddling Hobhurst under Thor's Cave, 

                    Phoenicians

Gibraltar 76,

Gibbs 73, 156,

                Jno (1739)

Gibson, Joseph, Methodist minister, 140

Giffard, Col - (disguised Charles I) 88,

Gibert's Act (1782) - Poor Union of Wetton, Alstonefield, Grindon and Butterton 146,

Gilman, Mrs J - offering accommodation 120,

Gladstone, Mr 100,

Glapwell Hall 74,

Glorious Revolution (1688) 99,

Godiva, Countess of Coventry 43-4,

Gould,

                Gil 173,

                Wm (Postmaster) 72,

                Tenant of Paddock Farm Ecton

Gov't mining record office 69, 91,

Grange Mill 64,

Granville, Rev Gray, Vicar of Ilam, article on a ghost 159,

Gray's Elergy quoted 183,

Great Slip 34,

Greek organs 155,

Green Man Ashbourne, Johnson visit with Boswell 62-3, 123,

Gregory, Mrs - occupant of Ecton Mine office 106,

Gregory XIII, Pope 69,

                    Gregorian correction 69, 149,

Grindon 25, 40, 42, 45, 48, 52, 65, 66, 84, 89, 117, 118, 126, 131, 133, 134, 155,

                Jacobite rebellion 141, 144,

                Marble at 113,

                Mentioned in the Clamps Wood Ghost story 174

                 Registers 145

Grinning and yawning matches 153

Guisers (custom) 50, 65,

Gunpowder  20, 68, 79, 87, 107, 125,

                Catesby and Percy 60,

                Plot (1605) 59-60, 71,

Guthrum the Dane 102,

Hall Croft 49,

Hall Fields see Wetton

Hallowes, W (1703) 46, 148,

                    Bell/churchwarden 73, 133

                    Hallowes House / Glapwell  74,

Hambleton's Temperance hotel 119,

Hamps, (Hanse) River 5, 24, 34, 110, 121, 126-8,

                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 163,

                    Sinks/swallows 71, 118

Hanbury of Throwley Hall,

                Rt. Hon RW, MP

Hanging Bridge innkeeper- shot dead by the Jacobite rebels 143,

Harecastle 64,

Haregate, Jacobite rebellion 142,

Hargreaves, James 63,

Harris, Rev S of Darwen 181,

Harrison, Mr G - Longnor Church Clerk 156,

Hartington, 6, 7, 10, 47, 60-1, 64, 65, 67, 70, 82, 84, 85, 119, 121, 139, 145,

                Battle of 60,

                Cotton Hotel 61, 70

                Dick Turpin 152

                Textile mill 111,

                    Volunteer Regt 56,

                Whist versus Wetton 54,

Harvey,

                Dr 76, 82,

                Solomon 158,

Hazeldon Low 10,

Hela 46,

Hemp, 111

Henry IV, King 55,

Henry VI, King 53,

Henry VIII, King 42, 47, 65,

Hereford, Bishop of 57,

Hetherington, J - Wetton Schoolmaster 182,

Heywood, George Harvey - in the stocks 158,

                John Clamps, 171

                Old Mally, mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 170-2

                Police officer 177,

                Solomon, mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 170-2

Higton,

                Mrs S 49, 73, 77,

                Mrs Hy,- offering accommodation 120,

                Postmistress, dau married the schoolmaster 182,

                Paymaster-Sergeant's Army testimonials 177,

Hill, Mr George 15, 156,

                William, Methodist minister, 140

Hindus 54,

Hodgkinson, Police officer 177,

Hobthurst 27,

Holbeach House 60,

Holbrook (How-brook, Hole brook)) 125,

                House,  see Carr

                Side 122

Holiwallesiche(Hoy Well Ash) 40,

Holling 46,

Hollinsclough 139,

Hollowes 46,

Hood, Police officer 177,

Hope, 21, 25,

                Dale 117, 147,

                Dairy Association 148,

                Hope's enmity with Bradwell 147,

Horton, 75,

Horton, Dr (1812-1896) evangelical vicar of Calton 151-2      

                'The children of the streets, a Tale of Birmingham life' and other publications 151-2

How-brook see Holbrook

Howitt, Wm and Mary  20, 25-7, 37, 62, 92-4, 114, 120, 123, 126, 149, 158,

                Clamps Wood ghosts 158-175,

                Description of 172,

                Rude about country women 176

                Writing about Ghosts, Spiritual magazine 159, 170,

Hulme End, part of Wetton Police 'beat' 177,

Hunt, Mr Jeremy - local historian 96,

Hunter, Police officer 177,

Hurt, 49, 72, 98,

                Ilam Church records 98,

                                Charles (baptised 1678) s of Nicholas and Elizabeth

                                Squire (in 1900) living at Castern 72,  Mentioned in the Clamps Wood Ghost story 174

                (Records between 1607 & 1676.)

                                Anne and Grace 72,

                                Harpur and Isabella 72,

                                John, 72,

                                Nicholas 72,

                                Percivall, S of Thomas, and

                                Eleanor  72,

Hurt Arms, nr Ambergate 72,

Hurt, Hutchinson of Owthorpe 61,

Hurte, Robert 175

Huxley, Professor 175,

Iberians 22,

Iceni 23,

Ilam (Islam or Ylam) 5, 6, 32, 33-4, 40-3, 47, 48, 52, 63, 65, 70, 71, 72, 83, 85, 118, 120-3, 127-8, 134, 149, 173

                Church registers and the Hurt family 98,

                Hall 173,

                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 160, 171,

                Police 'beat'-part of Wetton 177,

                William, Clerk of 52,

Imperialism 15,

                Wolseley, Lord calls for more investment in education 176,

                Race, tradition of (eulogy to the Earl) 103-5,

                See also Germany

                Threats to British superiority  16, 50, 104,

Ina, see Saxons

Ingestre, Vicar 151

Ipstones 115,

                Old Seth of, and his bear 154,

Iron 111,

                smelting 78,

Jackson, Mr of Stanhope 113,

Jacobite rebellions 7, 136, 141-145,

                and Ecton mines 107,

                skeleton from at Weegs bridge 93,

James I, King 78, 119,

                Witches 92,

James II 99,

Jane Hambleton's Rock 139,

Jenkins, Dr at the opening of the second Methodist chapel 139,

Jewett, Mr L., FSA Ed The Reliquary  17, 34, 49, 123,

John, King 52, 56, 59,

John o' th' Clamps Wood 6, 26, 32, 37, 41, 69, 126,

                Cottage 120,

                Ghost 94,

                Title of Wm Howitt's ghost story 158-170,

Johnson, James of Alstonefield 108,

Johnson, Dr Samuel 20, 119, 120, 123-4, 173

                Birth (1709) birth 62,

                Life of  ..... see Boswell

                Penance at Uttoxeter 62,

                Visits Ashbourne and Milldale 63,

Jones,     David - Wetton Schoolmaster for over 10 years , co-founder of the reading room 182,

                Edmund - Wetton Schoolmaster 182,

Jourdain, Rev F 102,

Jourvall, Abbot of 33-5, 123,

Jubilee tree 158,

Jukes, Mr on geology 117,

Keeling, Police officer 177,

Ken, Bishop 70,

Kenilworth 109,

Kent 10,

Kinder, Philip (1650) 61, 67,

Kingsley 84,

Kipling, Rudyard 74,

Knypersley 116,

Labour, hiring 56

Ladyside Wood 126,

Lancaster 64, 67, 110,

                Earl of 55

                    Lancastrian era 68,

Lanchester 76,

Lane, of Bromley Hall

                Colonel 88,

                Jane 88,

Langley Close near Stanshope 118,

Mrs Laughton and the Boer war fund 178,

                Her daughter, the war nurse, 178,

Law Courts 5,

Lawlessness 155,

Lead - see geology

Lease, Alfred 21, 118,

Legge, Bishop of Lichfield 183,

Lee, Rev William 62,

Leek 5, 7, 10, 11, 43, 44, 57, 60, 63, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 91, 114, 122, 140, 145, 153,

                Charles I visits (1643) 60

                Clowns 180,

                History of (by Sleigh) 82-3,

                Jacobite rebellion 142, 145,

                John Wesley visit 1743 138,

                Magistrates court 152

                Manor, rectory and advowsons 75,

                Market 152,

                Wesleyan activists 140,

                workhouse mortuary 132,

                Workmen's Liberal Club 180,

Leekfrith 74,

                Manor 75,

Legge 77,

Leicester 60,

Leigh 52,

Leland 65,

Leofric, Earl 43,

Leofwine 43,

Leopold, Prince 50,

Legge 77,

                Bishop 77,

Lichfield 5, 32, 40, 42, 60, 61, 62,

                Bishop 183,

                Lichfield Diocesan Magazine 180

                William, Dean of 52,

Light, Bishop 123

Lime and Limestones See geology

Little Low 34,

Little John - see Robin Hood.

Little John's Stride 58,

Lomas, Rev Robert 64, 139,

London,  82, 111,

                Holy Trinity, Minories 77,

                Jacobite rebellion 142,

                Plague 73,

                Tower Hill 47,

Longford Hall; Duchess of York visited (1899) 177

Longnor 47, 52, 59, 71,76, 81, 85, 89, 115, 125, 139,

                Church clerk 156

                Dick Turpin 152

                Fairs and Wakes 154,

                Musicians singing at Waterfalls 156

Lowndes,  64, 73, 149, 175,

                F. Clerk to and member of the first (1895) parish council 177,

                 Jerry 148,

                John, Churchwarden 179,

                T,                 instrumental in the opening of the second Methodist chapel 139,

                                District Councillor and member of the first (1895) parish council 177,

Loxley Hall 58,

Ludchurch 57,

Lud, Ned 64,

Luddites 64,

Ludlow 58,

                St Lawrence Parish Church 58,

Lynam (Church architect) 46, 135, 156,

Macaulay 100,

Macclesfield 63, 104, 139,

                Maxfield, Jacobite rebellion 142,

                John Wesley visit 1743 138,

Mackay, Charles The Sea-King's Burial 184

MacKenzie's Staffordshire 22, 125,

Mackerness, Rev, mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 160, 170,

Maclagan, Archbishop 123,

Malbon, Rev John, Curate of Wetton and Sheen (1693) 73,

Malvern 109,

Manchester 119, 170,

                Jacobite rebellion 141-2,

                Manchester Guardian on education 176,

                to London coach 64, 102,

Manchester, Duke's widow's marriage to the Eighth Earl of Devonshire 103,

Manifold, River 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 24, 33-4, 42, 43,  49, 57, 61, 67, 106, 110, 119, 120-1, 124-8, 132,

                Derivation (according to Drayton) 127,

                Ghosts 92-5,                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 162,

                'Manyfold' being a tributary of the Trent 89, 127

                    Sinks/swallow 71, 118, 123,

Manor House, see Pepper Inn

Manse, Wesleyan  25,

Mappleton 84,

Marble 111, 113,

                Ashford 118,

                Marble matches

Marsh, Frank - Frank's hole, Dovedale 145

Marshall, Police officer 177,

Marston Moor 60,

Mary, Queen 71, 123,

Mary, Queen of Scots 61,

Mathfield see Mayfield,

Mather Ward, the Rev., former Curate of Wetton, vicar of Hartington 135,

Matlock 21, 63, 64, 91,

                Defoe visited (1724) 63,

Matthews, JS annotations on Pitt's History of Staffordshire 90

Mayfield (Mathfield) 5, 43, 63, 67, 122,

Maxfield - meaning Macclesfield 122,

Medhope, Major 83,

Mellor 73,

                John, of Hall Fields, bequest (1719) 136,

Mercia 31-40, 43-4, See also Saxon

                Ceolred, King 3,3-4,

                Council with Ina 35,

                Kenrid, king 33,

                Penda, King (626) 31,

                    Rebellion of 1071, 34, 43,

                    Werburgh 32,

                    Wolphere, King 32,

Mersey 64,

Meteyard, Miss (Authoress; Dora and her Papa) 63, 179,

Methodism,  see Wesley

Meverell,

                Oliver de 53,

                Richard 72,

Meynell hunt 139,

Middleton 17,

Midland Scientific Soc./ Assoc.  17, 28, 129, 180,

Milldale 21, 25, 51, 63, 119,

Millward 73, 76, 77, 111,

                John, 1st Bn Derbyshire Regt 178

Millstone 111,

Milton, Oliver Cromwell's secretary 61,

Mineralogy, see geology

Mining 68,

                German miners in Wetton 78, 84,

                                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 169

                See Gov't Record Office

                Mine mule bells 177,

Mixon 117,

Modwena St 42,

Mogridge, George - apprentice Ecton miner 109,

Mollanus, Major 84,

Mompesson, Rev Mr of Eyam 62,

Monyash, 64, 138,

Moon worship see Saxons

Moore, Thomas - Irish poet - 63, 119, 123,

Moorlands 5, 63, 71,

                    Moorlanders in the Civil War 82, 84,

Morcar, gt grandson of Leofric 43,

Morredge 11, 41, 85, 115-6,

Morris, 'Dinah' - Methodist preacher - 138,

Morris, The Rev MCF 56,

Morris, William Morris Labour Church 180

Morton, The Rev Jos;

                Buried in the Churchyard 181,

                Resident clergyman 135,

                Son, Dr Edward of Wolverhampton

Mosely 88,

Mosley, Sir Thomas 15,

Mow Cop millstones 116,

Mules, bells 177,

Mumford, Alfred - Wetton Schoolmaster and Sherwood Forester Volunteer  182,

Museum of Economic Geology 69, 91,

Musden low 10,

Napoleon III 20, 177

Narrowdale murder 179,

Naseby 60,

Naylor, R. member of the first (1895) parish council 177,

Needwood Forest 58,

Nelson, John - Methodist preacher bullied by fox hunting parson - 64, 138-9,

Newhouse 139,

New House  - offering accommodation 120,

New Inns 102,

Newark 60,

Newbold, James and Ellen inscribed on Ecton jug 108,

                Their daughter Ellen's work 108,

Newbury 60,

Newcastle, Duke of - see Cavendish

Newcastle-under-Lymne 25

Newhaven House 64, 102,

Newton, Rev Dr; President of the Methodist Conference opened the Chapel in 1822 139

Nile, River, Egypt 110,

Normans 12, 34, 43, 44-59,

Northumbria 32,

                Oswy, King (c 577) 32,

Nottingham, 62, 63,

                Civil war 60,

                John Wesley visit 1743 138,

                Sheriff of 57-8,

Oakden,

                Hannah 135,

                Mr, strict schoolmaster of Ilam 173,

Oakmoor 115,

O'Connell, Police officer 177,

Oddfellows Lodge 101, 148,

Odin (Saxon deity) 44,

Offa (758-798) 42,

                Offa's Dyke (Dee to Wye)  35, 42,

Ogilvie's imperial dictionary 68,

Okeover 40, 42, 48, 65,

Old Anna Woman's Hall cave, See Anna .......

Old Moses Smith's spirit 93,

Old Sheldon's

                Bank cave 71,

                Rock and ghost 94,

Oldfield, Mr John's tea story 95-6

                Dr John 95-6,

Onecote 93, 118, 175,

Ordovices 22,

Oratories (Custom) 29-30, 50, 96,

Orwandle (Or-ion) 37, 39,

Osborne, Joseph 70,

                Illustrated guide to Dovedale and neighbourhood 119,

Overset mine 6, 37, 54, 68, 69, 86, 120,

                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 163,

Oxford, Bishop of mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 170

Paddock Farm, see Ecton

Palmerstone, Lord 100,

Paradise (Ilam) 71, 127,

Parks, John - Waterfall Musician (1800) 155

Parliament Oak 56,

Parliamentarians 89,

Parr, Thomas (1483-1635!) 76,

Parson's Tor 64,

Pattinson 46,

                Mrs, dau of Mr Barker and her silver goblet heirloom 179

Paulinus, Bishop of Nola 48,

Parson's Tor 139,

Parwich 23,

                Oddfellows 101,

Patting 46,

Paxton, Jos and Crystal Palace 20-21,

                Sydenham 107

Peak cavern 62,

Pearson's magazine 89,

Peel's Bill (Bobby -1829) 158,

Penderel of Boscobel 88,

Pennington 7,

Pepper Inn (Manor House) see Ecton 

Percy, see gunpowder plot

Perrye, Thomas b 1607 - Yeoman of Bilston, faked fits 91,

Peveril, William; son of William the Conqueror 60, 62,

Phillips, Miss 49, 53, 156, 175

                Friendship with the Castern Coxons 173

                George of Throwley 173

                George of Hall Fields Wetton 123, 156,

                Jane of Blore; marriage (1630) 75,

                John and George of Hall fields 49, 53, 75,

Phoenicians 7, 8, 20, 69,

                    hydromancy, pyromancy, rhabdomancy and xylomancy 8,

Picts 12,

Pirehill 83,

Pitt 102, 115, 123,

                History of Staffordshire 90,

Plague, see Eyam and London

Plantagenets 56,  59,

Playing Cards 54,

Plays at Christmas and New Year 65,

Plew Gang (Custom) 50,

Plot, Dr 9, 20,  21, 28, 32, 33-5, 40, 48, 49, 53, 71, 101, 105, 107, 109-111, 113-4, 118, 120-3, 128,

                Natural history of Staffordshire (1686) 9, 28, 86, 109-10,

Pocklington 56,

Policemen, see Wetton

Poole's glossary of Staffordshire words 66,

Poor, condition of 81,           See also standard of living below

                Gibert's Act (1782) - Poor Union of Wetton, Alstonefield, Grindon and Butterton 146,

                Mutual support through 'Seeing' after childbirth 96-7

                Relief and rates 81,

                Poor law union; Alstonefield and Ashbourne 146, 153,

                Wetton and Alstonefield disown a pauper, and violence follows 146-7,

Port,  120-3, 127,

                Old Manor house 127,

                Rev of Ilam 71,

                Rowe 72,

Posset (custom ale and fish dish)  50, 55,

Potteries 62,

                see also Stoke

Powell's English History Reader(s) 37, 39,

Preston Pans, Battle of 141,

Prince,

                Mr, mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 166,

                Miss became a schoolmistress and married Mr Salt 177,

Punshon, Dr opened the second Methodist chapel 139,

Purchas, Rev Vicar of Alstonefield, father in law of Lt Ayerst, murdered at Poona 181,

Pyne, Sir Salter 16,

Quarnford 10,

Radcliffe's (Ratcliffe) stables cave, near Thor's cave 7, 57, 71, 82, 87, 89, 132,

                legend explained 144,

                 Charles II hid there? 145

Railways

                Leek and Manifold light railway 108, 121, 131, 155

                Leek Hartington, NS 76,

                London and NWR 119, 121,

                Buxton Ashbourne L & NW 76,

Ramillies 76,

Rasselas, by Dr Johnson 63,

Ratcliffe's Stable see Radcliffe ......

Rates 5,

Recipes 55,

Red deer hurst, Redhurst see Wetton

Red Rover Coach 64,

Redfern,

                Home formally housed four cobblers,

                George, son of Wm - church clerk - North Staffs Regt 178,

                     Matthew, Maria and

                Thomas 73,

                Marriage with the Bowdens 74,

                Member of the Wetton village band 156-7,

                Mrs R's issue 76-7,

                Mr W. (Ashbourne News) 73,

                William, Church Clerk, 156,

                Sexton 75,

Reform bill (1832) 157,

Reliquary, 179 and see Jewitt

Restoration period (c1660) 88, 99,

Revedge 116,

Rewlach 139,

Reynolds, Sampson, Methodist minister, 140

Rhoades, Mr George, Rector of Blithfield 133,

Rhyl 23,

Richard II, King 55,

Roaches (Roches) 10, 46,

Roberts, James - listed with all the schoolmasters, with details of his former appointment as Deputy Governor of Castle Howard Reformatory Farm School 182

                his character 54-5!  View on Charles II 89,

                Cricket (50 n.o. !) 56,

                District Teachers Association Secretary and Treasurer, Title page

                Education (cf. Germany) - strong views! 104-5

                Footballer, played for Liverpool!

                Friendship with Birchall, historian 136-7,

                Guests to Wetton welcome 121,

                Musical talent 182,

                Nephew Frederick, named after Lord Roberts of NW frontier fame 178,

                Racial attitude in relation to the Duke of Devonshire 103,

                Sense of humour (dialect) 67, (cyclist and mortuary jokes) 132,

                Temperance appointments 182,

                Wife from Lancashire 124, 181,

Robin Hood 25, 28, 43, 53, 56-9, 122

                Larder 56,

                Little John 57-8,

                Friar Tuck 57, 59,

                Marriage to Clorinda 58,

Robinson, 73-4

                Local surname 133,

                Old Fakener, Churchwarden 74, 112-3, 135,

Robinson Crusoe 63,

Robotham, Mr Joseph -- and the Jacobite rebels 143,

Rocester 23, 43,

Rollestone Hall 15, 20,

Romans 8, 9, 13-14, 20, 22-24,

                    Augustine to Kent AD 596; 31,

                BC 55; 8,

                Benebury, Bene bury or Benbury  8, 9, 23, 27, 32, 34-35, 101, 136, 180,

                Benebury, battle of 110,

                Burial places 34,

                Caesar 12,

                    Caratacus 24,

                    Conversion to Christianity  31,

                Emperor Costantine (306-337) 23,

                Ecton mine 21,

                Emperor Gallienus AD 250-268, 23,

                Feast Days 28,

                Flavia Caesariensis 23,

                General Paulinus 23,

                Mining, at Ecton and Anglesey 108

                Playing cards 54,

                Parwich 101,

                Province S. of the Clyde 83AD 23,

                Roman historians 10,

                Romano-British occupation of Thors cave 18, 130,

                Relics at Wether Pasture 13,

                Rykneld Road 23,

                Watling Street 23,

                Wuotan 23,

Rosebery, Lord (PM) on education 104,

Ro(u)sseau (J) Jacques 67, 119, 149,

Rovenzon, Dutch Iron Smelter 78, 79,

Rowlands, Mrs of Ecton - recently departed 109

                Mr Rowland's death on Wetton Hill 109,

Royal Cottage 7,

                Charles I stays (1643) 60, 87,

Royal Oak, see Wetton

Rudgeyard 73, 74,

                Local surname 133,

Rudyard 73, 74,

                Thomas, property owner 74,

Rupert, Prince of the Rhine (1632) 20, 61, 79, 84, 87, 123,

                Working Ecton mines 89, 107,

                German workers 134,

                     Gunpowder in  mines (1632) 79, 87,

Russell,

                Lord 99,

                Sir William of Ilam 61,

Rushton Spencer 115,

Rykneld Road 23 

Sack racing 153

Salisbury, Lord 100-1,

Salt

                library, Stafford 69,90, 91

                mineral 111,

                Mr, schoolmaster married Miss Prince 177

                Thomas, (1701) Greenlowhead Butterton

Sandford, Rev H. - Inspector of schools 1874 - on cruelty 155

Sanitation 157,

Saratoga 77,

Saxons 8, 9, 12, 18, 24, 28-35. 42, 50, 68, 86,

                Burial places (Borough Holes) 34-35,

                Fairy tales 35-6,

                Gods 92

                Ina, King of W Saxons 32-5, 45, 73, 86,

                Mercia, Kingdom of - see Mercia

                Occupation of Thor's cave 130,

                Oddune, Saxon Earl of Devonshire, 102,

                Osrid 33,

                Site of Saxon-Norman Church 136,

                Sun, Moon and star worship 36-8,

                Wergeld (Hiring of staff) 30, 56,

                Witan (Witena-gemot) Parliament 46,

Scandinavia 24,

Scarlet, Will - Robin Hood's companion 122,

Schools - see education

Schwarz (1320) German monk: gunpowder 107,

Scoke, Sco-key 68, 148,

                    Derivation from Poke weed 68,

Scots 12, 114,

Scott, Walter 58,

Sedgley 115,

Seeings (custom) 50,

Sellers, ghost of a big black dog 144

Serfdom - see labour

Shambles tree 56,

Sharp Low 10,

Sheen 25, 40, 42, 48, 65, 89, 115, 139,

Sheldon 73,

                Local surname 133,

                One eyed 'Old Dicky' 152

                Thomas. Member of the first (1895) parish council 177, Churchwarden 179,

Sherwood Forest 53, 56, 57-8,

                    Foresters 53, 56,

Shrewsbury 82,,

                Earls of 35, 151

Shropshire 58, 59, 76, 82, 88,

Shrove Tuesday, Shrive 29, 153-4,

Silures  22,

Simmon(d)s, Capt of K. Charles army 82, 85, 112,

Singleton 75,

Sleigh, History of Leek 82, 83,

Slip Low 6,

Smith,

                Fred, Methodist minister, 140

                James (Jim Crow)- and the Jacobite rebels 143,

                J, Police officer 177,

                William, geologist b. 1769 149,

Southwell, Baron of Clifford 53,

South Sea Bubble (1720) 136,

Spenser, Edmund (1552-99) 69,

Spinning 63, 111,

Spott, Wulfic 42, 48, 52,

Stafford, 70, 80, 

                Earl of 82, 84,

                Robert de 43,

                Safety committee 83,

                Salt Library - see above

Staffordshire 6, 17, 34, 59, 64, 84, 109, 116, 153,

                Advertiser 95,

                Alms house return (1577) 68,

                Cholera 157,

                Jacobite rebellion 141-2,

                Lawlessness and cruelty 155,

                North 22,

                    Rebellion, see Mercia

                Romance - see Widow of the Wood

Stage coaches

Stamford 60,

Standard of Living

                poor 81,

                Farmers and small free holders 152-3

                gentry 86,

Stanley 115,

Stannah,

                Thomas and the Jacobite rebels 143-4,

Stanshope 21, 33, 83, 118,

                Hall 118,

                Low 10,

                Police 'beat'-part of Wetton 177,

                Stanhope 60, 113,

Stanton 67, 178,

                Moor 115,

Statute Hirings (custom - hiring of servants) 55-6,

Statutes, Saxon Wergeld 30,

Steep Low 10,

Stephen, King 49, 53,

Stevens, Sam - Wetton Schoolmaster 182,

                Author teaching in 1900 near Stoke 182,

                NUT delegate 182

Stoke on Trent 5,

Stone age 17,

Stryckland, Elizabeth 72,

Stubbs 73,

Sugar Loaf, see Ecton

Supernatural phenomena, see ghosts

Sugden, Mr from Leek- architect - 135-6,

Sutton,

                Local surname 133,

                Thomas's register  (1693) 72-3, 81, 100,

Sun worship, eclipse see Saxons

Swainsley, 128 See also Sir Thomas Wardle

Swinscoe 10, 25, 72,

                - and the Jacobite rebels 143,

Swithamley 10, 57,

Swithin, St 47,

Tain, River See Tene

Tankey,  George 83,

Taylor 73, 75, 94,

                Dr 124,

                Mr - ghost at Thor observed 144

                Local surname 133,

Tea

Telephones installed (1898) 155

Temperance 51,

                Hambleton's T Hotel 119,

                Roberts condemns Posset 55,

Tene, (Tain) River 110, 127

Tennyson, 123,

Tertullian 40,

Textile mill 111,

Thompson, Rev Canon preached at Wetton 181

Thor and Thors cave (950 feet above sea level - 350 feet drop) 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 23-24, 26-7, 37-41, 44, 55, 57, 82, 126, 128-9, 136,

                Delve 37-9

                Cliff 24,

                    Derivation of Thursday 19,

                    Derivation (Tor, Hobt, Hob - house, cavern etc) 24-25, 34, 126, 131,

                Defence against the Romans 23,

                    Excavation by Mr Jewett (1864-5)  17, 18, 129-31,

                Fiddling Hobhurst ghost 93, 131,

                Ghost at Thor observed 144

                Giantland 38-9,

                Greyhound ghosts 94

                Grow 39

                Muck-calf 38-9,

                Paths' poor condition 55

                Ratcliff's stables below Thor's cave, see separate entry

                Railway station 121,

                Rung-ne the giant 38,

                Saxon God 92,

                Stables 57,

                Story of Thor 37-39

                Wade stones at Thor 126, 132,

                Vertical tomb 17-18,

Thorley, Robert 83,

Thorpe 84,

                Cloud 127,

                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 160,

Thorncliffe 74,

Throwley (780 feet) 6, 7, 25, 32-35, 41-2, 48, 49, 53, 61, 90, 121, 123, 126,

                Civil war 82-6, 112,

                Deer park 53, 86,

                    Ownership of the Hall 53, 61,

                Philipses at Throwley 173,

                Police 'beat'-part of Wetton 177,

                Squires 72,

                Woods Cottage/Farmhouse 126,

Tiddeman, Rev Edmund Spenser 69,

                Sister authoress/hymn writer 69,

Tissington 64, 84, 85,

                Well dressing 84,

Tittesworth 74, 115,

Titterton of Rudyard 73, 74,

                Alstonefield royalties 180,

                A. Murderer in Narrowdale 179,

                Local surname 133,

Tonge 88

Top Low 10,

Torbay 99,

Totmanslow, (Totmonslow, Tatemanslow) 43, 81-3, 90,

                North 5,

Trenches, see dichelont

Trent 88, 110

                River 7, 10, 61, 64, 84, 127,

Trentham, Vicar 151

Troubadours 27,

Trout 128,

Tudors era 68,

Tunsted 149,

Turpin, Dick 152,

Tutbury 58, 60, 61,

                Shire horses 139,

Twigg 73,

Ullr 44,

                Saxon God 92,

Uttoxeter 43, 58, 60, 62, 63, 80, 81, 85,

Via Gellia 64,

                Holly Bush Inn, Grange Mills, near Via Gellia 152,

Victoria, Queen  21,

                Jubilees (1887, 1897) 70, 158, 183,

                Opens crystal Palace at Sydenham 107,

                Premiers during her reign 100,

Vortingen 50,

Wade Stone see Wetton and Thor

Wain 46,

                Jos, Churchwarden 179,

                Mary, mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 171

                Ralph, member of the Wetton village band 156-7,

Wakes 47, 50, 53, 65, 153, 154.

Walbeck Abbey 60,

Wales 88,

Walsall, 64,

                John Wesley visit 1743 138

Walton, Izaak (b 1593) 20, 61, 70-1, 119, 123, 124,

                Inn, 180,

                                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 166, 169,

                                York, Duchess of visited (1899) 177

Wars of the Roses (1455-85) 59

                    Lancastrians 59

                Yorkists 59

Wardle, Lady, President of the Boer War fund 178

                Sir Thomas of Leek and Swainsley, 10, 128,

Wardle, Thomas for Widdow ...... ,

                    Churchwarden 73

Warwick 60, 109,

                    Warwickshire 82,

Warslow 25, 29, 33, 47, 65, 85, 114, 116-8, 139,

Washington,

                George 77,

                John to Virginia (1657)  77,

                Sir William 77,

Waterfall 42, 47, 66, 84, 121,

                Church choir 155,

                Low 10,

Waterhouses 63, 65, 121, 157,

Water-swallows or sinks at

                Haughton Cross, Dowall, Gateham, Grindon, Waterhouses, Darfa and Waterfall 118, 121,

Watts Russell, Jesse                 Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 162,

Washington,

                George 77,

                John 77,

                William 77,

Waterfall 118,

                Vicar 151

Waterhouses 6, 10, 15, 43, 67,

                John Wesley visit 1743 138,

                Quarries 117,

Weather, severe winter (1854-5) 158,

Wedgwood, Josiah (b 1730) 63,

Wedin  (Wet-withins) see Wetton

                Saxon God 92,

Wedinton 48,

Wedmore,  Peace of (879) 43

Wednesbury, John Wesley visit 1743 138

Weegs wood and bridge see Wetton

Welbeck 86,

Welsh 22,

Werburgh, St

                Father 32,

Wesley, John (1703 - 1791) 64, 136-9, 149,

                                Visit to the Potteries and region in 1743 138,

Methodism

                Chapels (1822) 6, 24, 109, 139, 178

                                                Lamps for the Jubilee, outdoor 183

                Leek activists 140,

                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 172

                Ministers p140                1875                Frederick H Smith

                                                                1878                William Hill

                                                                1881                James Drummond

                                                                1884                Seth Dixon

                                                                1887                Sampson Reynolds

                                                                1888                Edward Charlesworth

                                                                1891                Alfred Burrell

                                                                1894                Jame Duthie

                                                                1896                Joseph Gibson

                                                                1899                Daniel Eyre

                Responses to Established Church initiatives 140,

Wesleyan new chapel (1870), school, vestry, manse and grounds 139,

Wesleyan library 79,

Wesleyan Preacher 64,

West, Bishop 123,

West Hanningfield Essex 69,

Weston Park Museum, Sheffield 17, 20

Weston, Thomas, Alstonefield Church warden (1637) 88,

Wet rent abolished 101,

Wetlands 28, 34,

Wetley 115,

Wether pasture 13

Wetton,

                Adam 175

                George 175

Wetton (980 feet) 5-13, 21, 42-9, 57, 65, 68, 70, 83, 84, 85, 89-92, 99, 114, 117, 118-21, 134, 136, 142-5, 153, 157, 175

                Ancient site 136,

                Agriculture See separate entry

                Architecture, local 153

                    Benebury - see Borough Holes, Wetton below

                Bene burgi 44, 85,

                Black marble at Wetton (porphyritic) 118

                Black Horse ale house 152

Borough Holes  6, 8-9, 24, 27, 34, 77, 86, 136, 179,

                    Batille of Benebury (716) 35, 46, 86,

                    Benborough 9,

                    Benebury, See Romans

                    Derivation 35,

                    Holy Town 8, 136,

                                North Staffordshire  Pompeii 9,

                                    Roman relics nearby 13,

                    Wedinton 35, 136,

                Burial before C18? 134

                Centre of England 11,

                Centre of the village 158,

                Cholera passed by Wetton, 157,

                Church, see above

                Cobblers 180,

                Dale 9, 10, ghost 95, 125,

                Darfar Bridge (615 feet) 126, 132,

                ghost 94, 95,

                Rock 126,

                                Dha the good (or 'the fair') Independent Prince of Wales (942) and Darfar Rock 177-8

                Stalactites 128,

                    Derivation of Wetton (Wade stone, Wedin, Woden, Wuotan, Wet town, Wet Stone, Wittingas,                  Whitting) 18-19, 24, 39, 44-46,

                Emnity with Alstonefield 146-8,

                Enmity with Butterton 148,

                Fête (c1830) near Thor's cave 132,

                Geology see separate entry

                George Wetton, of Ipstones 175,

                Ghost shot at 93,

                Hall, 54, 86,

                Hall Fields 49, 53, 75, 123, 136,

                Hill (1,221 feet):  5, 7, 12, 49, 70,

                                Ghosts, Gabrielle's hounds 94,

                Holy Borough, see Borough Hole

                Jacobite rebellion 141-2,

                John Wesley see separate entry

                Lead Mining 69, 86,

                Little Low 10,

                Low (1,020 feet) 6, 10, 17, 24, Site of Saxon-Norman Church 136, 179,

                Magistrates court at Leek 152

                                   Justices of the Peace 81,

                Marble matches v Grindon 154-5,

                Mill (617 feet) 121, 122, 125, 127,

                Mires, cockpit near the  154

                Music 155,

                Parish Council named, 177

                Police station 148,

                Policemen since 1851 listed 177,

                    Population 80,

                Postal address 153,

                Pound opposite the school, 178

                Reading room 8, 54, 66, 72, 182,

                Red deer hurst, Redhurst 93, 126, 132, 148,

                Ring 95,

                Royal Oak 6, 7, 27, 51, 68, 87-9, 101

                                Drunken casualty at Thor's cave 131

                                offering accommodation 120,

                 Sanitation 157,

                Saxon Town 44

                Scenery

                Schools, see education

                    Sepultrae locus 44

                Slip Low 10,

                Social condition 68,

                Stocks 158,

                Strife with Alstonefield 68,

                Surname of, 175

                 Telephones installed (1898) 155

                Tor 24,

                Village history, need for 54,

                    Volunteer Regiment 56,

                Wade Stone in Doomsday  28, 44, 126,

                Wakes 154,

                Water shortage/supply 147, 157,

                Wedin  (Wet-withins)11, 24, 34, 41, 44-5, 86, 136,

                Weegs

                                Bridge ghost 93, 144,

                                Wood 85,

                    Wesleyan library 79,

                "Wet"  11

                Wet-town 43,

                Wetton Dale

                Wettonised stone (marble) 113,

                Wildlife 6,

                Windle Alehouse Bowling Green 154

                Wodin 27,

                Woolpack Inn,  (1616) 99, 179,

                Wuotan 24,

Wheelcock, Mr Robert - Jacobite excesses 144,

Wheeldon - Waterfall Musician (1800) 155,

Whistling trials 153

Whitting 46,

White 46,

                F. Member of the first (1895) parish council 177,

                Sam, Wetton Minister 1782, 75

                William, Chairman of the first Wetton Parish Council 175, 177,

White Ladies 88

                Loyalist inscription on Dame Joan Yates' tomb (1669) 88

Widow of the Wood (1755) Staffordshire Romance 94,

Wilkes,

                Dr W.'s Staffordshire Recollections 91,

                Boy of Bilston 91,

William, Prince, s of Henry I, 50,

William, Prince of Orange; Duke of Devonshire declared for (1688) 99,

Wingfield, 1st Baron Cromwell

Winning 46,

Wint 46, 73-4,

                      councillor 74 

                Edith Annie presented bouquet to the Duchess of Devonshire 183

                John (New House) churchwarden 179, Member of the first (1895) parish council 177,

                J. (The Hill) Member of the first (1895) parish council 177,

                Mrs J - offering accommodation 120,

                Mr William, Churchwarden 179,

Winter fuel, turf and cowpads 112

Wirksworth 138,

Wittingas 46,

Woad 21,

Woden 44,

Wolphere, King of Mercia 32

Wolseley, Lord calls for more investment in education 176,

Wolvescote 6,

Wood

                candles 54,

                charcoal 78,

Wood,

                H W the Rev., resident clergyman 135,

                                Death and evaluation 180-1,

                Member of the Wetton village band 156-7,

Woods cottage, see Throwley

Woodward, Mr of Macclesfield 74

Wool 98-9,

                woollen burial shrouds 98

                import duty and the prohibition of exports 98,

                woolsack 99,

Woolley, John - Waterfall Musician (1800) 155

Woolpack Inn, see Wetton

Wootton under Weaver 67, 149,

Worcester 60,

                Battle of (1651) 82, 88,

Wrestling 153

Wye, River 109,

Wyndham, Anne's "Ye king's concealment at Trent" 89, 90,

Y,  as in 'the' and 'ye' 67, 

Yates, 88-9

                Francis 89,

                Francis and 'Dame Joan' 88-9

                Gateham residence piano playing ghost 94,

                Grindon family 89,

                Rodger, Alstonefield Church warden (1637) 88,

Yeldersley Tor 113,

Yendon 127,

Ydalir 44,

Ygdrasil 45,

York, Duchess of visited (1899) 177

Yorkshire 56, 64,

                Mentioned in Wm Howitt's ghost story 166

                Yorkist era 68,

Youlgreave ghosts 94,