Ashford, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Ashford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1731 from chapelry in Bakewell, Derbyshire  Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Brushfield.

ASHFORD, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, 2 miles (N. W. by W.) from Bakewell. The first erection was a chantry. There is a place of worship forGeneral Baptists.[1]


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

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.

Ashford Holy Trinity formerly a chapelry of Bakewell, Derbyshire became a parish in 1872

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 747 has deposited registers Bap 168 7-1958 Mar  1692-1754, 1760-1803, 1818-1836, 1839-1959 Burial 1688-1858 Banns 1875-1932

Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1669-1864 Marr 1669-1836 Bur 1669-1865

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Non-Conformist Churches

Census records

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.

Poor Law Unions

Bakewell 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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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 85-88. Date accessed: 05 April 2011.