Dale Abbey, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

DALE-ABBEY, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Shardlow, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby, 7 miles (E. by N.) from Derby. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. [1]

Click here to read a description of Dale Abbey from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). 

For historical information on Dale Abbey, go to the All Saints Dale Abbey website.

Neighbouring Parishes


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.

The Derbyshire Family History Society has created surname indexes to the 1851 and 1891 censuses. The indexes are available at theFamily History Library.

Church Records

Dale Abbey was originally a private peculiar owned by the Stanhope family. It was annexed to the parish of Stanton by Dale in the 1960s. The church is dedicated to All Saints and records date from 1667. The parish registers and chest records are deposited at the Derbyshire Record Office in Matlock.

Derbyshire Record Office reference D1061 has deposited registers Bap 1668-1991 Mar 1667-1989 Burials 1668-1926 Banns 1825-1992

Records in the Collection of the Family History Library

The parish registers are not available on microfilm at the library, but marriages for 1667-1813 have been published in Phillimore's parish register series. The earliest general register for 1667-1731 has also been transcribed and published by the Derbyshire Archaeological Society in volume 22 of their publications.  

Non-Conformist Churches

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.

From 1837 until 1938, Dale Abbey was in the Stapleford sub-district of the Shardlow registration district.  For information on obtaining birth, marriage and death certificates from 1837 to the present, see the Wiki article on England Civil Registration.

Dale Abbey became part of the Ilkeston registration district on 1 April 1938

Shardlow registration District GRO volumes : XIX (1837-51); 7b (1852-1946); 3A (1946-74).

Registers are now held at
The Register Office, Royal Oak House, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AR.
Tel: 01332 256526/35/36. Fax: 01332 256525.
E-mail: registeroffice@derby.gov.uk

Poor Law Unions

Shardlow Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Probate Jurisdiction

Dale Abbey had a manorial court with peculiar probate jursidiction over the estates of persons who resided there.


See also links to sources for Dale Abbey at GENUKI.org.uk.


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 1-4. Date accessed: 06 May 2013.