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Little Woolstone

Introduction

Church: Holy Trinity

Hundred: Newport

Poor Law District: Newport Pagnell

Size (acres): 631

Easting & Northing: 487239

Grid Ref SP870390 Click to see map

Names

Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Little Woolstone PARISH Holy Trinity
Ulsiestone NAMES name for Woolstone in Domesday Book in 1086
Wooston NAMES name for Woolstone in 1586
Wulston NAMES name for Woolstone in 1526

 

Population

Population

These population figures are based on the Census results. The boundaries are those used in the particular census which may vary over time..

Note  
1801 103
1811 88
1821 114
1831 124
1841 115
1851 102
1861 125
1871 117
1881 81
1891 83
1901 85
1911 56
1921 42
1931 39
1941 N/A
1951 N/A
1961 N/A
1971 N/A
1981 N/A
1991 N/A

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Records

Parish  Church  Register  Start
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Little Woolstone   Holy Trinity   Baptisms   1597   1812   Yes,
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Little Woolstone   Holy Trinity   Marriages   1562   1900   Yes,
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Little Woolstone   Holy Trinity   Burials   1597   1944   Yes,
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Surnames

Surnames

These were extracted from our own records and presented as a guide.

PositionBefore 1700  18th Century  19th Century  Overall Surnames  
1 BINION FOSSEY MARKHAM SMITH
2 BENION SMITH EATON EATON
3 EATON EATON SMITH BINION
4 SMITH EDMUNDS FOSTER FOSSEY
5 WALLIS RUDKINS HENSON MARKHAM
6 EDMONDS WEBB GOODMAN EDMUNDS
7 ASHBY PAIN YATES RUDKINS
8 PERSE BRINKLOW CLARE HENSON
9 PERCE JENKINS ROGERS GOODMAN
10 BISHOP DUDLEY PAINE WEBB

 

Description

Description of Little Woolstone from J. J. Sheahan, 1861.

The area of Little Woolston or Woolston Prava, is 613 acres, of the rateable value of £672. Population about 100. The soil is a staff clay. The parish adjoins that of Great Woolston. The village is small and lies 3 miles S. of Newport Pagnell, and 3.5 miles N. from Fenny Stratford. The females and children make pillow lace.

On the banks of the Ousel stands an ancient water mill and dwelling house, in the occupation of Mr. James Perkins. There are, what looks like faint traces of a moat, around them; also indications of fish ponds.

The Living is a rectory, united with Great Woolston. It is valued in the King’s Books at £8 6s. 1d. The Church (Holy Trinity) is a small plain building, repaired in 1837 at a cost of £200 raised by a rate. There are three bells in a very unsightly wood turret, and the roofs are tiled. Over the door of the south porch are two niches, and a portion of the old stoupe for holy-water is plainly discernable. The interior of the church is divided into a body and chancel. The former is lighted by four good mullioned windows of three lights each, in the Decorated style of architecture. One of them (that at the west end) contains a few fragments of old stained glass. The chancel-arch is pointed and supported by columns, with plain mouldings. The ceilings are of plaster, and plain; the pulpit, reading desk, and pews, are of deal, painted oak colour; and the font is sculptured. The chancel is about to be rebuilt.

Little Woolston parish participates in Chapman’s Charity (Ravenstone). When the parish was inclosed one of the allotments awarded to the then owner of one of the estates, was charged with an annual payment of £5 5s. for fuel for the poor, in lieu of the common rights they formerly enjoyed. An annual rent-charge of £1 11s. 6d. is chargeable upon the estate belonging to Mr. Smith, by the award of the Commissioners of Incloseure, in liew of certain small pieces of land in the open fields which belonged to the church. This rest charge is carried to the churchwardens’ account.

Education

Little Woolstone Parish (Pop. 124)

No School in the parish.

ABSTRACT OF EDUCATION RETURNS, 1833.

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