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National Date Local
Battle of Trafalgar1805
Battle of Waterloo1815
George IV1820
Bellamour Hall sold

Edward Blount sells Bellamour Hall to Mr J. Oldham Oldham

First Steam Railway openedStockton and Darlington
William IV1830
Queen Victoria1837
Census 7th June 18411841
1845Tithe Map of Colton
1845Rev Parkers map of Colton with field names
1847Rugely Trent Valley Station Opened
Census 30th March 18511851
Crimean War1854-1856
Dr William Palmer Hanged at Stafford Goal

William Palmer was hanged at Stafford Goal on 14th June 1856.

There are several web links which give information about his life in Rugeley

and his ‘murders’.

Staffs Past Track  Wikipedia entry Willaim Palmer web site.

Bellamour Hall sold to Manchester M.P.

Mr T.B. Horsfall buys Bellamour Hall upon the death of Mr. Oldham.  Mr. Horsfall became a great benefactor to Colton providing land for a school that he financed and also the Reading Room for Colton residents. link

Census 7th April 18611861
Census 2nd April 18711871
1874The Reverend Frederick Perrot Parker becomes Rector of Colton
Census 3rd April 18811881
1882OS Map of Colton
1882Estate map and pictures of Bellamour House
1891Frederic Bonney moves in to Colton House
Census 5th April 18911891
Boer War1899-1902