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The John Sudbury (Maplebeck) Charity established in 1616...HISTORY

Comprehensive history of Maplebeck village ...>

White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853 ----
"Maplebeck is a small village, in a pleasant vale, 5 miles north of Southwell. It contains 162 inhabitants and 1,112 acres of land, exclusive of 14 acres of roads, of the rateable value of £1,163. The church, a small edifice, with a tower and short spire, is a perpetual curacy of the certified value of £68. The Duke of Newcastle is the patron, principal owner and impropriator. The Rev. William P. Turton is the incumbent, and resides at the parsonage house, a handsome brick building, erected by the noble Duke about 3 years ago.
The Markhams had a big hall here, which was taken down in 1666. Sir Robert Markham, the father of Sir John Markham, Lord Chief Justice of England, obtained this lordship by marrying the heiress of Sir Nicholas Burdon, whose family had held it for many ages. However it was sold by Sir Robert Markham of Cotham, knight to the Earls of Clare. A considerable portion of this village was given by the Burdons to Rufford Abbey, which with the manor and the Grange, was at the dissolution given by Henry VIII to the Earl of Shrewsbury. S.E. Bristow Esq. and Sir William Key own about 80 acres in the parish."

A view of Maplebeck in 19thCentury:-
‘MAPLEBECK, a parish in Southwell district, Notts; on an affluent of the river Trent, 4½ miles N by E of Southwell r. station. Post town, Newark. Acres, 1,136. Real property, £1,731. Pop., 136. Houses, 27. The property is divided among three. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £68. Patron, the Rev. W.P.Turton. The church is old; and consists of nave and chancel, with tower and low spire. Charities, £3.’

WILSON. John Marius  1870-72
Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales

The converted Chapel dates from the mid 19th Century although there had been an earlier Wesllian chapel on the site.

Census records for Maplebeck

CensusYear Inhabitants
1801 152
1851 162
1861 136
1871 122
1881 123
1891 114
1901 85
1911 75
1921 72


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