Derwent Woodlands, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Derwent  Woodlands includes Ashopton. Oringinally a chapelry alongside Derwent, Derbyshire within Hathersage, Derbyshire parish. Licensed for baptisms in 1813 and for marriages and burials in 1869. It became a separate parish in 1871 when it absorbed Hope Woodlands from the parish of  Hope, Derbyshire

It was united with Bamford in 1943 and the church was flooded to form part of Ladybower reservoir.


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 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.

Derbyshire Record Office reference D2036 has deposited registers Bap 1813-1943 Mar 1871-1941 Burials 1872-1937

Non-Conformist Churches

Census records

Poor Law Unions

Chapel en le Frith 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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