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Aston on Trent History – Timeline of Important Dates
Edward Anthony Holden marries Susan Drummond, daughter of George Drummond of Appleby. They went on to have 12 children.
Aston’s old market cross removed. Its fate is unknown.
The citizens of the neighbouring village of Shardlow worshipped at All Saints’ church Aston on Trent until in this year when the church
of St James, Shardlow was completed.
The Loyal Holden Friendly Society formed to render Assistance to villagers who, for example, were too sick to work or required
financial assistance with funeral expenses.
A ‘lock-up’ is constructed to contain the unruly and drunkards of the village. It is thought to have stood at the junction of The Green
and Clarkes Lane.
Derby Road school built with funds provided by Edward Anthony Holden on land donated by Sir Richard Wilmot. It was conveyed in
trust to the Rector and Churchwardens of the parish.
Population of Aston on Trent - 357. An analysis of occupations shows Agriculture 39%, Domestic Service 23%, Textiles 7%, Transport 5%,
Building 5%, and Plaster Pits 3%.
James Shuttleworth son of Edward Anthony and Susan Holden becomes Rector of Aston.
Almshouses founded in Clarkes Lane. Two houses were purchased and altered and four built on adjoining land.
Major restoration work carried out on the parish church - funded by the Holden family.
Edward Anthony Holden dies at the age of 72. The Aston on Trent Estate is inherited by his grandson Edward Charles who was only 12
years of age at the time.
At a parish meeting the Rector states the need for an additional burial ground for the village. A few months later a parcel of land on
Moor Lane is offered by the trustees of Edward Charles Shuttleworth Holden.