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When the new Fryer's Estate was built in the 1960's one of the streets was called Mansfield Croft. indicating a long association of Mansfields with Etwall, mainly in the farming community.

It is from the Burnaston Census records that the details of John G Mansfield's family come, however.


John G Mansfield, head, aged 27, Agricultural lab, born Mlckleover 
Ellen, wife, aged 26, born Quarndon.
Ellen, daughter, 4, born Burnaston.
Thomas, son, aged 2, born Mackworth.
William, son, aged six months, born Burnaston.

This young Mansfield family seems to have chosen the Derbyshire villages around Etwall, and not Etwall itself, except for going to school.

The Primary School records are;

Thomas Mansfield, born 14/4/1898 in Mackworth. Started school 29/7/1904. Father John. Burnaston.
Left school for Markeaton, 4/11/1907 where he would have continued his education.

His sister, Ellen, was born 23/08/1896 in Burnaston. She started school 14/04/1902. A year later, she died of consumption and the school records her death at 27/4/1903 or maybe the day she left school due to her debilitating illness.

Thomas died in the Military Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne on the 6th March, 1917, and was buried in Etwall, in St Helen's Churchyard on the 9th March, aged 18.

 His father, John George Mansfield, was buried in St Helen's Churchyard on the 12th June 1919 aged 44.