Collection of all census returns for the town of Uttoxeter 1841 to 1911.
Extract from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72:
UTTOXETER, a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Staffordshire. The town stands on the U. canal, at a forking of railways, near the river Dove, 13 miles NE of Stafford; was known to the Saxons as Uttocceaster; was given, at the Norman conquest to H. de Ferrers; passed to John of Gaunt and to the Talbots; was the scene of some military operations in the civil wars of Charles I.; suffered severely from fire in 1672; had, for natives, the antiquary Sir S. Degge, the famous seaman Admiral Lord Gardner, and the mathematician Allen; is a seat of petty-sessions and a polling place; publishes a weekly newspaper; carries on brewing, cork-cutting, glue and leather manufacture; comprises several good streets, with a central market place; and has a post-office‡ under Stoke-on-Trent, a r. station with telegraph, two banking offices, a town hall of 1855, built at a cost of about £4,000, an ancient six-arched bridge, a modern church, with ancient tower and spire, four dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, a grammar-school, national and infant schools, a workhouse, alms houses, considerable charities, a weekly market on Wednesday, four annual cheese fairs, and five other annual fairs. Pop. in 1861, 3,645.