Biggin, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Guide to Biggin, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Biggin, Derbyshire
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Biggin St Thomas Derbyshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wirksworth
County Derbyshire
Poor Law Union Ashbourne
Registration District Ashbourne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1848
Bishop's Transcripts: 1848
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Buxton
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Hartington
Location of Archive
Derbyshire Record Office

Parish History

BIGGIN, a township and a chapelry in Ashborne district, Derby. The township is in Wirksworth parish; and lies near the Cromford and High Park railway, 7½ miles SW of Bakewell r. station. The chapelry was constituted in 1848. Post Town, Ashborne. Pop., 399. Houses, 84. There are two Primitive Methodist chapels and a national school. [1]


Census records

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 241288.

Church records

Biggin parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have have online indexes by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
Biggin St Thomas (1848) Chapelry Online Records


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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Non-Conformist Churches
  • Primitive Methodist

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.

Registration District
  • Ashbourne

Poor Law Unions

Ashbourne 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Biggin on GENUKI


  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 237-241. Date accessed: 08 April 2013.