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Derbyshire 

"The general appearance of Derbyshire is exceedingly dissimilar, its south and north parts exhibiting a striking contrast; the former not being remarkable for hills or valleys, while the latter is eminently marked by a continued succession of both..." according to Pigot's Directory of 1828. "The High peak is a region of bleak barren heights; but the scenery is in many parts romantic and sublime, yet not partaking of picturesque effect, beauty being resident only in the valleys; the high grounds appearing dreary and sterile, without a tree or verdant sward to relieve the wearied sight of the traveller...

The climate of Derbyshire may be considered healthful: the atmosphere is pure and the higher situations generally free from epidemic diseases, though agues and fevers sometimes prevail in the valleys. One disease is, however, endemic in those parts; this is the Bronchocele or "Derby Neck", being an enlargement of the glands of the throat, and is a degree of the same disease known in the Alps and other mountainous tracts.  The High Peak is particularly liable to violent storms, in which the rain descends in torrents, so as frequently to occasion great ravages in the lands...

The manufactures which are carried out in this county are various and extensive. With Lancashire it partakes in the manufacture of cotton; with Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire in the weaving of stockings; with Cheshire in the various textures of silk; with Yorkshire in woollen cloths and iron; and to these may be added a branch in which it stands unrivalled, viz. the forming numberless beautiful ornaments of Derbyshire spar..."

 

Family History, Genealogy and Local History Research Information for Derbyshire

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Directories
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Location Derbyshire is an inland county of England, situated in the Midlands. It is bordered on the north by Yorkshire and Cheshire, on the east by Nottinghamshire, on the south by Leicestershire and on the west by Staffordshire.  
Population of Derbyshire 
1801 161,142

1811 185,487
1821 213,333
1831 237,170
1841 272,217
1851 296,084
1861 293,874
1871 379,394
1881 461,914
1891 520,914
1901 610,522
1911 683,423
1921 714,662
1931 757,374
1951 826,437
1961 877,620
1971 885,131
1981 901,831
1991 928,636

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Size of Derbyshire in acres

(boundary changes)

1831 663,180

1841 663,180
1851 658,803
1861 658,803
1871 656,243
1881 658,624
1891 657,550
1901 652,272
1911 650,369
1921 650,369
1931 647,824
1951 643,572
1961 643,572
1971 638,274
1981 650,105
1991 649,522

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Directories covering Derbyshire 
1791 Universal British Directory
1805-07 Holden's Triennial Directory - Chesterfield
1805-07 Holden's Triennial Directory - Derby
1828-9 Pigot's Directory
1829 Glover's Directory of Derbyshire
1833 White's History & Directory of Sheffield etc.
1835 Pigot's Directory
1842 Pigot's Directory
1847 Slater's Directories of Important English Towns
1852 Freebody's Directory of Derby, Chesterfield etc.
1852 White's Gazetteer & General Directory of Sheffield
1855 Post Office Directory
1862 White's Directory & Topography of Sheffield
1870 Harrod's Directory
1874 Wright's Directory of South Derbyshire
1879 White's Directory of Sheffield, Rotherham, etc.
1891 Kelly's Directory
1895 Kelly's Directory
1899 Kelly's Directory
1912 Kelly's Directory

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Districts Derbyshire was divided into six Hundreds

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Alternatives Derbyshire is abbreviated to Derbys.

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Resources for family history research in Derbyshire 
1710-74 Inland Revenue Board of Stamps Apprenticeship Records
1787-1854 Trinity House Petitions Index
1841 Census - Derbyshire
1842 Children's Employment Commission Report Part Two
1851 Census - Derbyshire
1861 Census - Derbyshire
1871 Census - Derbyshire
1873 Return of Owners of Land
1881 Census - Derbyshire
1891 Census - Derbyshire
1895 Mackenzie's Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales
1901 Census - Derbyshire
  Birth and Baptism Records
  Marriage Records
  Burial Records

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Transcriptions

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Inland Revenue Board of Stamps Apprenticeship Records
1710 - 1719  
1720 - 1729  
1730 - 1739 Order a search of Apprentice records
1740 - 1749 for an ancestor's name
1750 - 1759  
1760 - 1774  
1710 - 1774 Whole period  
 
Census Returns      
1841   Order a census search Order a transcription of family household where reference given

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1851  
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Derbyshire Resources      
1873 Landowners Order a transcription of entries for an ancestor's name  

 

1538-1837 Church Records
 
Derbyshire Directories  Order a transcription of entries for an ancestor's name Order a transcription of a village   
 
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials Transcription of entries for an ancestor's name

Transcription of a village

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Village Profile

 

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Parishes, Towns and Places
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A
Abney
Aldercar
Alderwasley
Alfreton
Alkmonton
Allestree
Alsop le Dale
Alton
Alvaston
Appleby
Ashbourne
Ashford in the Water
Ashleyhay
Ashover
Aston
Aston upon Trent
Atlow
Ault Hucknall

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B
Bakewell
Ballidon
Bamford
Barlborough
Barlow
Barmoor
Barrow
Barrow upon Trent
Barton Blount
Baslow
Beauchief
Beeley
Beighton
Belper
Biggin
Biggin by Wirksworth
Birchover
Blackwell by Alfreton
Blackwell by Chelmorton
Bolsover
Bonsall
Borrowash
Boulton
Boundary
Bowden's Edge
Boylestone
Brackenfield
Bradbourne
Bradby
Bradley
Bradshaw Edge
Bradwell
Brailsford
Brampton
Brassington
Breadsall
Breaston
Bretby
Brimington
Brough
Brushfield
Bubnell
Bugsworth
Burbage
Burnaston
Burrowash
Butterley
Buxton
Buxworth

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C
Calke
Callow
Calow By Chesterfield
Calver
Carsington
Castleton
Catton
Cauldwell
Chaddesden
Chapel en le Frith
Charlesworth
Chatsworth
Chellaston
Chelmorton
Chesterfield
Chilcote
Chinley
Chisworth
Chunal
Church Broughton
Church Gresley
Clay Cross
Clifton
Clifton Campville
Clowne
Codnor
Codnor Park
Compton
Coomb's Edge
Cotmanhay
Coton in the Elms
Cressbrook
Creswell
Crich
Cromford
Croxall
Cubley
Curbar
Cutthorpe

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D
Dalbury
Dalbury Lees
Dale Abbey
Darley
Darley Abbey
Darley Dale
Denby
Derby
Derby Hills
Derwent
Dethick
Dinting
Donisthorpe
Dore
Doveridge
Drakelow
Draycott
Dronfield
Duckmanton
Duffield
Dunston

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E
Earl Sterndale
Eaton
Eaton
Eckington
Edale
Edensor
Edingale
Edlaston
Egginton
Egstow
Elmton
Elton
Elvaston
Etwall
Eyam
Eyam Woodlands

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F
Fairfield
Fenny Bentley
Fernilee
Findern
Flagg
Foolow
Foremark
Foston
Froggatt

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G
Glapwell
Glossop
Great Hucklow
Great Longstone
Greenbank
Grindleford
Grindlow

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H
Haddon
Hadfield
Handley By Staveley
Hardington
Hartington
Hartshorne
Hasland
Hassop
Hathersage
Hault Hucknall
Hayfield
Hazelwood
Hazlebadge
Heage
Heanor
Heath
Higham
Highlow
Hilton
Hognaston
Holbrook
Holloway
Holmesfield
Hoon
Hope
Hope Woodlands
Hopton
Horsley
Horsley Woodhouse
Howards Town
Hucklow
Hulland

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I
Ible
Idridgehay
Ilkeston
Ingleby
Ironville

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K
Kedleston
Kilburn
Killamarsh
Kings Newton
Kirk Hallam
Kirk Ireton
Kirk Langley
Kniveton

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L
Langwith
Linton
Little Eaton
Little Hucklow
Littlemoor By Glossop
Littleover
Litton
Long Eaton
Long Lane
Longford
Longstone
Loscoe
Lownd
Ludworth
Lullington
Lund

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M
Mackworth
Makeney
Mapperley
Mappleton
Marple Bridge
Marston Montgomery
Marston on Dove
Matlock
Matlock Bath
Measham
Melbourne
Mellor
Melton
Mercaston
Meynell Langley
Mickleover
Middleton by Wirksworth
Middleton by Youlgreave
Milford
Millers Dale
Milton
Monyash
Morley
Morton
Mosborough
Mugginton

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N
Nether Padley
Netherseal
New Brampton
New Mills
Newbold
Newhall
Newton
Newton Solney
Norbury
Normanton by Derby
North Wingfield
Norton

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O
Oaker
Oakthorpe
Ockbrook
Offerton
Ognaston
Old Brampton
Osmaston by Ashbourne
Osmaston by Derby
Outseats
Overseal

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P
Packington
Padfield
Padley
Parwich
Peak Forest
Pentrich
Pilsley by Clay Cross
Pilsley by Edensor
Pinxton
Pleasley
Postern

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Q
Quarndon

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R
Radbourne
Ravenstone
Renishaw
Repton
Riddings
Ridgeway
Ripley
Risley
Rodsley
Rosliston
Rowarth
Rowland
Rowsley

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S
Sandiacre
Sawley
Scarcliffe
Scropton
Seal
Shardlow
Shatton
Sheldon
Shipley
Shipley Wood
Shirebrook
Shirland
Shirley
Shottle
Simmondley
Sinfin Moor
Smalley
Smisby
Snelston
Snitterton
Somercotes
Somersall Herbert
South Darley
South Normanton
South Wingfield
Spondon
Stanley
Stanton
Stanton by Bridge
Stanton by Dale
Stanton by Youlgreave
Stanton in Peak
Stapenhill
Staveley
Stenson
Stoke
Stoney Middleton
Stretton
Stretton en le Field
Sturston
Stydd
Sudbury
Sutton cum Duckmanton
Sutton on the Hill
Swadlincote
Swanwick
Swarkestone

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T
Taddington
Tansley
Tapton
Temple Normanton
Thornhill
Thorpe By Ashbourne
Tibshelf
Ticknall
Tideswell
Tissington
Totley
Troway
Trusley
Turnditch
Twyford

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U
Unstone
Upper Langwith
Upper Padley

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W
Walton
Walton on Trent
Wardlow
Wensley
Wessington
West Hallam
Weston upon Trent
Whaley Bridge
Wheston
Whitfield
Whittington
Whitwell
Willesley
Willington
Wilne
Wingerworth
Winshill
Winster
Wirksworth
Wooden Box
Woodland Eyam
Woodlands
Woodville
Wormhill
Wyaston

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Y
Yeaveley
Youlgreave

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