Allestree, Derbyshire Genealogy
Allestree is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1849 from chapelry in Mackworth Ancient Parish.
ALLESTREE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Belper, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby, 2 miles (N.) from Derby; containing 507 inhabitants. The family of Alestrey or Alastre, so called from this place, are mentioned in deeds of the thirteenth century; they resided in the village, and were at that time retainers to the Lords Audley. At the period of the visitation of 1634, the elder branch had been settled at Turnditch; but it probably was extinct before the visitation of 1662, when the younger branch only, settled at Alvaston, is named. The parish lies on the road from Derby to Matlock, and comprises 1030 acres, whereof 900 are pasture, 80 arable, and 50 woodland; the soil is loam and marl; the land is elevated, and the undulations of the surface are beautiful. The river Derwent flows on the east. The living is a perpetual curacy, united to the vicarage of Mackworth: the church is an ancient structure, with a square tower, and contains several monuments of the Mundys; the sittings are 300 in number. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. Some schools, for which buildings were erected by William Evans, Esq., of Allestree Hall, are supported by that gentleman.
From: 'Allerthorpe - Allonby', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 37-39. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50751 Date accessed: 20 March 2011.
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.
To find the names of 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.
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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.
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