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Whaley Thorns St Luke


Parish History

Whaley Thorns St Luke was a former township in Bolsover, Derbyshire and a chapel of ease to that parish. It was licensed for baptisms and burials in 1884 and marriages thereafter.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes. Whaley Thorns St Luke originally a township in the parish of  Bolsover, Derbyshire opened as a chapel of ease in 1879, licensed for baptisms and burials in 1884. Derbyshire Record Office reference D 3285 has deposited registers Bap 1884-1969 Mar 1904-1967 Burials 1884-1983 Banns 1911-1957, 1972-1986

Whaley Mission attached to this parish Derbyshire Record Office reference D 3285 has deposited registers Bap 1870-1900

Non-Conformist Churches

Census records

Poor Law Unions

Chesterfield Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Derbyshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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