Langley, Meynell

LANGLEY, MEYNELL, a township, in the parish of Kirk-Langley, union of Belper, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby; containing 122 inhabitants. The manor took its name of Meynell from an ancient family who possessed it so early as the reign of Edward III., and from whom it passed, by successive female heirs, to the families of Bassett and Cavendish. In the year 1669, William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, sold it to Isaac Meynell, citizen of London, whose only daughter and heiress conveyed it to the Cecils, by whom the lands were sold to another branch of the family of Meynell. There are now several owners.

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

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