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Aston on Trent History – Timeline of Important Dates
Robert Holden dies at the age of 70 and Mary inherits the Aston estate. A condition of Robert’s will stated that the next male heir to the
estate should change his name from Shuttleworth to Holden as part of the late Robert’s determination to avoid the Aston estate being
absorbed into the Lancashire estate of the Shuttleworth family.
The open fields of Aston on Trent enclosed as part of the Act of Enclosure. This gave rise to the building of outlying farms.
Act of Parliament authorised the construction of the Trent and Mersey canal which passes through the parish of Aston – completed in 1777.
Construction of a new road between Aston on Trent and Weston on Trent. The new road, formerly Lawrence Lane, is the route used today,
the earlier road having passed close to the front of Aston on Trent Hall and on towards Long Walk Wood.
Death of Mary, who had outlived her husband James Shuttleworth by 18 years. The Aston on Trent estate passed to her son the Rev.
Charles Edward Holden, Rector of Aston. He was married three times and, like his parents, had ten children.
Gypsum quarried in Aston on Trent parish by Richard Brown.
The population of Aston on Trent - 467.
Tramway opened between the gypsum workings and the Trent and Mersey canal – closed to traffic before the First World War.
Population of Aston on Trent increases to 587 consisting 292 males and 288 females occupying 133 dwellings. (There were 6 persons absent
and 1 stranger).
Death of the Rev. Charles Edward Holden at the age of 71. The Aston on Trent estate passes to his son Edward Anthony who is only 16
years old at the time.
Subscription school opened for 50 boys.
Methodist Chapel built on The Green.