Wardlow, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Wardlow Good Shepherd

Parish History

The township of Wardlow was originally divided between the parishes of  Great Longstone, Derbyshire and Hope, Derbyshire The part within Hope, Derbyshire transferred to form the chapelry and later parish of Bradwell in 1868. The chapel of ease of Good Shepherd was built in 1873 and licensed for baptisms in that year; the churchyard burials began in 1876.


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

Wardlow Good Shepherd

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 2373 has deposited registers Bap 1873-1881  Burials 1876-1992

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

Chapel en le Frith 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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