28 July 2017
Created by Barry Thompson © 2011-2017 Aston on Trent on Trent Local History Group, all rights reserved
Aston on Trent History – Timeline of Important Dates 1256 The Abbot of Chester obtained the grant of a weekly market and fair at Aston, the market to be held on Tuesdays and a       three day fair on the Festival of St. Peter – August 1 st .            1350-1400 Aston Hall estate, which was independent of the Weston Manor, came into the ownership of the Tickhill (or Tikhull) family. 1513 Thomas Tickhill, gentleman, of Aston on Trent sold the Aston Hall estate and its lands to John Hunt of Overton in Ashover. 1630s A descendant of John Hunt, also named John, sold his Aston on Trent estate to John Gregorie of Nottingham for the sum of £350, although John Hunt and his wife Anne remained as tenants in the Hall for the remainder of their lives. 1633 John Gregorie sold the Aston on Trent estate together with land in Aston, Weston, Shardlow and Wilne to Anthony Roper of Eltham, Kent, who was the owner of the manor of Weston.  1648 Robert Holden bought Aston on Trent Hall, its garden, orchards, buildings, a number of cottages and land from the trustees     of Anthony Roper. The cost was £400 with the Hall still in the occupation of Anne Hunt. Robert Holden paid Anne Hunt £240 for the lease of the Hall whilst leasing her a house and garden for the remainder of her life. 1659 Death of Robert Holden. The Aston on Trent estate passes to his son Samuel, a barrister. 1692 Death of Samuel Holden at the age of 56. The Aston on Trent estate is inherited by his son Robert, also a barrister, who was married to the Hon. Elizabeth Burdett, widow of Robert of Foremark. 1726 Aston on Trent Rectory built. Incumbent at the time was the Rev. Thomas Holden. In 1648 Robert Holden had purchased the advowsons of the parish churches of Aston on Trent and Weston on Trent. The advowson is the right to choose succeeding incumbents of a living or benefice and a member of the Holden family held the benefice of Aston on Trent until 1916. 1735 New Aston on Trent Hall built for Robert and Elizabeth Holden. 1735-1740 Aston Lodge built for Joseph Greaves. 1742 Marriage of Mary, only child of Robert and Elizabeth Holden, to James Shuttleworth M.P. for Preston. They had ten children.