Marchington

MARCHINGTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Hanbury, union of Uttoxeter, N. division of the hundred of Offlow and of the county of Stafford, 4 miles (S. E. by E.) from Uttoxeter; containing 471 inhabitants. The manor was part of the demesne lands appertaining to the honour of Tutbury, and given by the Conqueror to Henry de Ferrers: Earl Talbot is the present lord. The township is situated on the south bank of the Dove, and at the northern point of Offlow hundred. The copyhold land is held on a heavy tenure, being subject to fines amounting to a year and a half's rent, with the best beast or stack as a heriot on the death of every tenant. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £92; patron, the Vicar of Hanbury; appropriator, the Bishop of Lichfield. The tithes have been commuted for £90 payable to the appropriator, and £20 to the vicar; and there is a glebe of nearly 20 acres. The chapel is dedicated to St. Peter, and stands below the village.

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

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