Drayton

DRAYTON, a township, in the parish of Bringhurst, union of Uppingham, hundred of Gartree, S. division of the county of Leicester, 2¾ miles (W.) from Rockingham; containing 148 inhabitants. Here was formerly a chapel, dedicated to St. James. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1804. George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends, was born at this place in 1624.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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