Bakewell, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Bakewell All Saints

Parish History

Bakewell is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Derbyshire. Other places in the parish include: Alport, Brushfield, Great Rowsley, Great Rowsley with Alport, Haddon, Harthill, Hartle, Hassop, Nether Haddon, Over Haddon, Rowland, Rowsley, Wardlow, and Wardlow with Wardlow Mires.

The parish comprises about 70,000 acres, chiefly hilly ground affording excellent pasture for sheep and cattle, and of which the Dukes of Rutland and Devonshire are the principal proprietors. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £40; net income, £350; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. The tithes for the townships of Bakewell and Over Haddon were commuted, with some exceptions, for land and a money payment, in 1806. The church is a spacious cruciform structure, partly Norman, and partly in the early English style: the central tower, which was surmounted by a lofty spire, becoming dangerous from the failure of the pillars that supported it, has been taken down. Within are several magnificent altar-tombs of alabaster, with recumbent figures, and a stone font of great antiquity; in the churchyard is a cross, decorated with rude sculpture. At Baslow, Beeley, and Buxton, are churches, the livings of which are in the gift of the Duke of Devonshire; and at Ashford, Chelmorton, Great Longstone, Monyash, Sheldon, and Taddington, are others the livings of which are in the gift of the Vicar. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyans, and others. A free school was founded by Lady Grace Manners in 1636, and endowed with £15 per annum, which has been augmented with £35 per annum by the Duke of Rutland. St. John's hospital, for six aged men, was founded and endowed in 1602, by Sir John Manners Sutton and his brother; the income amounts to £40. A dispensary and a lying-in institution have been established. The poor law union of Bakewell comprises above 50 parishes and places, and contains a population of 31,319. Dr. Thomas Denman, an eminent physician, and father of Lord Denman, chief justice of the queen's bench, was born here in 1733.

A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 128-132. URL: Date accessed: 05 April 2011.


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Bakewell All Saints Derbyshire Record Office reference D2057 has deposited registers Bap 1614-1980 Mar 1614-1972 Burial 1614-1918, 1929. 1975 banns 1653-1659, 1777, 1815-1821, 1862-1893, 1920-1970
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Census records

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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.

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