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Guide to Norton, Derbyshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Norton St James Derbyshire
|Poor Law Union||Chesterfield PLU|
|Registration District||Ecclesall Bierlow|
|Parish registers: 1559|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1659|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
Norton, St. James, an Ancient Parish, in the union of Ecclesall-Bierlowin, county Derbyshire. Other places in the parish include: Backmoor, Greenhill, Hemsworth, Maugerhay, Norton Lees, and Woodseats. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Unitarians.
It also contains the extra-parochial tract of Beauchief-Abbey.
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.
Norton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Norton St James (1559) Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| NONE
Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1668-1882 Mar 1668-1836 Burials 1668-1868 Missing Bap & Bur 1859-1862, 1871,1874,1880
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241297.
Poor Law Unions
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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