Scropton, Derbyshire Genealogy
Guide to Scropton, Staffordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Scropton St Paul Derbyshire
|Poor Law Union||Burton upon Trent|
|Registration District||Burton upon Trent|
|Parish registers: 1680|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1665|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
Scropton is an Ancient Parish mostly in Derbyshire and partly in Staffordshire. Other places in the parish include Needwood Forest and the township of Foston. Wesleyan Methodist is the only identified non-Church of England denomination in Scropton.
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.
Foston and Scropton were from 1837 to 1890 in both Derbyshire and Staffordshire within the Burton upon Trent registration district.
From 1890 to 1936 they remained in the Burton district.
Staffordshire BMD includes registered births for the Burton upon Trent Registration District . http://www.staffordshirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=staffordshire The registration district prior to 1937 included this parish. From 1937 onwards the Repton district was responsible. Registers are now held at
The Register Office, Royal Oak House, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AR.
Tel: 01332 256526/35/36. Fax: 01332 256525.
Scropton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Scropton St Paul (1680) Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1869-1912
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.
Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1665-1864 Mar 1665-1856 Burials 1665-1866
Non Conformist Churches
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.
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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Scropton (Foston & Scropton) on GENUKI