Beighton, Derbyshire Genealogy
|Poor Law Union||Rotherham|
|Parish registers: 1653|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1664|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
BEIGHTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Rotherham, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 6 miles (E. S. E.) from Sheffield. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans at Hackenthorpe. 
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 241296.
Beighton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials havehave online indexes by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Beighton St Mary (1654) Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| NONE
To find the names of 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.
- Wesleyan Methodist
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.
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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Beighton on GENUKI
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 199-203 Date accessed: 06 May 2013.