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Offline KGarrad

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Re: Woolley Moor
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 21 June 18 10:17 BST (UK) »
I would say they lived in Woolley Moor, Derbyshire! ;D

Since the advent of the postal system, the correct postal address would be Woolley Moor, Alfreton.
Because Alfreton was named as the Postal Town.

(some of us are old enough to remember writing letters! ;D)
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Re: Woolley Moor
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 21 June 18 12:56 BST (UK) »
You are probably correct!   However, the first of this line of ancestors (or at least the first I have tracked) was born in North Wingfield in 1685  and died in 1738 at Woolley Moor.   The last one born at Woolley Moor died at Clay Lane in 1834.    As these dates are before the introduction of postal districts in England in the 1850s my guess is that Alfreton would not be mentioned in the address!  it is possible Alfreton became a post town even later when post codes were introduced.

It all seems ridiculous speculation (family history gets one into this sort of thing!) but mail was delivered for at least two centuries before the introduction of the postal districts in the 1850s.  I cannot help but wonder how a letter  might have been addressed in 1738 for delivery to  William Ellse, Woolley Moor ???? Derbyshire.
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Re: Woolley Moor
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 21 June 18 14:05 BST (UK) »
Postal Towns existed well before the introduction of post codes! ;D

From a Gazetteer of 19th Century Derbyshire (1891):

North Wingfield parish originally comprised six townships, viz., NORTH WINGFIELD, with WILLIAMSTHORPE, CLAY LANE, PlLSLEY, STRETTON, TUPTON and WOODTHORPE; of these the township of Pilsley is now a separate parish, and is given under a separate head; the townships of Clay Lane, Stretton and Woodthorpe form the parish of Clay Cross.

POST OFFICE, Tupton.-Samuel Gregory, receiver. Letters via Chesterfield, arrive at 6.32 a.m. ; dispatched at 6.40 p.m. Clay Cross is the nearest money order office & Clay Cross railway station the nearest telegraph office


(Claycross being the parish containing Woolley Moor.)

Thus letters would be addressed as Woolley Moor, near Chesterfield.
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Re: Woolley Moor
« Reply #12 on: Friday 22 June 18 06:05 BST (UK) »
On the 1841 Census Woolley Moor appears under the Civil Parish of Stretton
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Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.