Morton, Derbyshire Genealogy
Guide to Morton, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Morton Holy Cross Derbyshire
|Poor Law Union||Chesterfield|
|Parish registers: 1575|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1669|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
MORTON (Holy Cross), an ancient parish, in the union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 3½ miles (N.) from Alfreton with the township of Brackenfield. 
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.
Morton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Morton Holy Cross (1575) Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1577-1887
Morton Holy Cross had a chapelry which became Brackenfield, Derbyshire parish in 1844
Derbyshire Record Office reference D886 has deposited registers Bap 1577-1973 Mar 1575-1984 Burials 1576- 1959 Banns 1754-1812, 1824-1942, 1958-1979
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Morton on GENUKI
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 345-350. Date accessed: 13 May 2013.