Wessington, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Wessington Christ Church

Parish History

Wessington Christ Church is an Ecclesiastical parish formed in 1859 from Crich, Derbyshire Ancient Parish.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wessington like this:

WESSINGTON, a township-chapelry in Crich parish, Derby; 1½ mile NW of Wingfield r. station, and 3½ NW by W of Alfreton. Post town, Alfreton. Acres, 958. Pop., 519. Houses, 114. Framework-knitting is carried on. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £126.* Patron, the Vicar of Crich. The church was built in 1858. There are two Methodist chapels, and charities £5.


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

The township was originally within Crich, Derbyshire Ancient Parish and was formed as a separate parish in 1859

Wessington Christ Church

Derbyshire Record Office reference D2364 has deposited registers Bap 1859-1925 Mar 1859-1980 Burials 1858-1962

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1860-1868 Mar none Burials 1860-1868

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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