Swanwick, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Swanwick St Andrew

Parish History

Swanwick St Andrew is an Ecclesiastical parish formerly a hamlet in Alfreton, Derbyshire parish.

SWANWICK, a hamlet, in the parish of Alfreton, union of Belper, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 1½ mile (S. by W.) from Alfreton; containing 1319 inhabitants. In the neighbourhood are extensive collieries. There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans. A free school was erected in 1740, and endowed by Mrs. Elizabeth Turner and others with £500, which were laid out in the purchase of a house and lands of the annual value of £60, for the instruction of twelve boys and eight girls of Swanwick and Greenhill, now increased to 40 children.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 283-286. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51322 Date accessed: 17 April 2011.

Resources

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.

Church records

Swanwick St Andrew was originally a hamlet in Alfreton, Derbyshire parish Part Swanick formed Riddings, Derbyshire district in 1835 and Swanwick became a parish in 1861

Derbyshire Record Office reference D1209 has deposited registers Bap 1860-1934  Mar 1860-2007 Burials 1861-1974 Banns 1862-1990

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1862-1868 Mar none Burials 1862-1868

To find the names of the 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.


Non-Conformist Churches

Census records

Poor Law Unions

Belper 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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