Data on Turnpike trustees and tollkeepers, researched and published by Dr Keith Lawrence
(e-mail access via site host, rosevear1@aol.com)
These are in a series of Excel Tables, accessed by clicking the highlighted name link
TURNPIKE TRUSTEES
         Combined list of Trustees for Turnpike Acts dated;
Nantwich & Woore 1744, 1769 (3rd Div), 1803, 1809 (2nd & 3rd Divs), 1824, 1853
Whitchurch Madeley 1767, 1785, 1804, 1824
Nantwich & Newcastle 1767, 1808, 1829
Nantwich & Weelock 1816, 1856
Tarporley & Whitchurch 1829
Nantwich & Congleton 1835
         List of Nantwich Worthies and those acting as Turnpike Trustees
         List of Commissioners on Cheshire Canals
TURNPIKE GATE KEEPERS AND TOLL FARMERS
         Tollkeepers in England from published Directories (with links to Census records where found)
         Records of Tollkeepers in England & Wales; Tollkeepers in census of 1841/51/61/71/81.
         Records of Tollkeepers in England & Wales; Insolvency in London Gazette
Summary tables - Analysis of All Census
OCCUPATION OF NON-GATEKEEPERS LIVING AT TOLLHOUSE
1841   1851   1861   1871  
Occ n Occ n Occ n Occ n
Ag Lab 10 Toll Farmer 11 Toll Farmer 22 Toll Farmer 13
No Occ 8 No Occ 7 No Occ 4 Labourer 7
Shoemaker 4 Ag Lab 6 Labourer 2 Ag Lab 5
Labourer 3 Labourer 5 Ag Lab 1 No Occ 4
Toll Farmer 3 Shoemaker 3 Carpenter 1 Pensioners 4
Brick Layer 1 Miner 2 Chelsea Pensioner 1 Carpenter 2
Carpenter 1 Carpenter 1 Farmer 1 Shoemaker 2
FWK 1 Cotton Spinner 1 Miner 1 Basket Maker 1
Miner 1 Farmer 1 Shoemaker 1 Blacksmith 1
Wool Comber 1 FWK 1 Total 34 Book Seller 1
Total 33 Quarryman 1 Gardener 1
Schoolmaster 1 Grocer 1
Surveyor's Ass 1 House Painter 1
Weaver 1 Machinist 1
Wool Comber 1 Staymaker 1
Total 43 Unemployed TC 1
Wheelwright 1
Total 47
Summary tables - Analysis of 1861 census
Secondary Occupation of collectors
Tollkeepers with Bye Occupations      
Men   Women  
Title Occ No. Title Occ No.
Ag Lab 48 Dressmaker 3
Shoemaker 38 Tailor 3
Labourer 22 Baker 1
Tailor 19 Burr Dyeing Wool 1
Chelsea/ Greenwich Pensioner 18 Labourer 1
Gardener 8 Post Mistress 1
Weaver 6 Potato Dealer 1
Blacksmith 4 Silk Button Maker 1
Butcher 4 Stay Maker 1
Farmer 4 Total with Bye Occ. 13
Miner 3    
Non Conformist Preacher 3 With none 631
Stone Mason 3 % with Bye Occ 2.1
Agent 2
Carpenter 2
Carpenter 2
Potter 2
Ropemaker 2
Almsman 1
Brass Founder 1
Bricklayer 1
Broom Maker 1
Cab Proprietor 1
Clerk 1
Corn Dealer 1
Cow Dealer 1
Engine Driver 1
Engraver 1
Frame Work Knitter 1
Groom 1
Miller 1
Parish Clerk 1
Porter 1
Potato Dealer 1
Quay Master 1
Rag Dealer 1
Road Contractor 1
Road Surveyor 1
Rural Postman 1
Salesman 1
Shepherd 1
Silk Dyer 1
Thatcher 1
Thong Maker 1
Tinsmith 1
Waste Dealer 1
Wood Carver 1
Total with Bye Occ. 219    
   
With none 1168
% with Bye Occ 18.8