Pigots Directory 1842

PIGOT AND CO’S NATIONAL COMMERCIAL DIRECTORY

1842

(J PIGOT AND CO.)

Whittington was included in Staveley’s entry in this edition, they were both in the

Hundred of Scarsdale

WHITTINGTON – is a small parish in the same Hundred as Staveley about 3 ½ miles west from Staveley and 2 ½ miles north of Chesterfield. The village is one to which some note is attached, as having been the place where the Earl (afterwards Duke) of Devonshire, the Earl of Derby (afterwards Duke of Leeds) Lord Delamere and Mr John Darcy, eldest son of the Earl of Holderness assembled to concert measures for effecting the revolution of 1688. A jubilee or centenary of the great event, took place here in 1788. On Whittington Moor there are several extensive manufactories for stoneware, in which many of the inhabitants find employment. The parish church of St Bartholomew is a very ancient building, the living is a rectory in the patronage in the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The Rev ………Gordon is the incumbent, and the Rev R Robinson is the present curate. The Free school here was founded in 1674, by Peter Webster, and endowed by him with lands which, together with subsequent bequests, produce an annual income of about £32 10s for which 20 boys and 10 girls receive instruction. The parish contained in 1831 740 inhabitants and at the last census, 1841, 750.

  SURNAME GIVEN NAME TITLE PLACE/PARISH
GENTRY AND CLERGY
  Ardron Edward Mr Whittington
  Dixon Henry Esq Whittington
  Green Eliz Mrs Whittington House
  Jenkinson George Mr Whittington
  Marr George Esq Whittington
  Marr George Jun Mr Whittington
  May Charles Hugh Esq Whittington
  Robinson Robert Rev Whittington
  Smith Robert Edmund Moore Esq Whittington
  Sorby Elizabeth Mrs Whittington Hall
  Steade Charles Capt Whittington
ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS
  Roe Wm Master Free School Whittington
  Lamb Sara Whittington (Boarding)
  Shacklock Ruth Whittington
BLACKMITHS
  Littlewood John Whittington
  Thorp George Whittington
BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS
  Cartwright Thomas Whittington
  Hancock George Whittington
  Shephard Henry Whittington
  Siddall James Whittington
  Widdowson George Whittington
BUTCHERS
  Belfit William Whittington
  Bower George Whittington
GROCERS AND DEALERS IN SUNDRIES
  Cooke Richard Whittington
  Gill John Whittington
  Green William Whittington
  Thorpe George Whittington
  Thorpe John Whittington
  Widdowson Frances Whittington
HOOP MAKERS
  Green Henry Whittington
  Green William Whittington
MILLERS
  Cundy John Whittington
PLUMBERS AND GLAZIERS
  Shepley James Whittington
SCYTHE MAKERS
  Hancock George Whittington
STONE MASONS
  Mettam Thomas and Robert Whittington
  Ward Samuel Whittington
TAILORS
  Bargh Thomas Whittington
  Beswick George Whittington
  Shacklock Francis Whittington
  Smith John Whittington
  Staton John Whittington
  Webster Elijah Whittington
TAVERNS AND PUBLIC HOUSES
  Cooke John Bulls Head Whittington
  Woodhouse John Cock and Magpie Whittington
  Bargh Joshua Sheepbridge Inn Whittington
  Bower George Square and Compass Whittington
  Littlewood John White Horse Whittington
RETAILERS OF BEER
  Hoult George Whittington
WHEELWRIGHTS
  Cooke John Whittington
  Siddall John Whittington
MISCELLANEOUS
Green Wm Sickle shaft maker Whittington
Moody John Mole catcher Whittington
Moody Richard Mole catcher to the Duke of Devonshire Whittington
Naylor John Millwright Whittington
Shacklock Harriet and Charlotte Dressmakers Whittington

Whittington at this time was still a combination of what we now know as New, Old and Whittington Moor. Although these trades and businesses are in Whittington they could have been anywhere in the Whittington area, apart from the obvious names where it is easy to confirm they were in Old Whittington.

The population is still around 750 inhabitants but the number of grocers and dealers has increased slightly from 1828-1829.