Dronfield, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

DRONFIELD (St. John the Baptist), a parish, partly in the union of Ecclesall-Bierlow, and partly in that of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 6 miles (S.) from Sheffield comprising the chapelries of Dore and Holmesfield, the townships of Coal-Aston, Dronfield, Totley, and Unstone, and the hamlet of Little Barlow. There are chapels at Dore and Holmesfield; also places of worship in the parish for Independents and Wesleyans. [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

Dronfield St John the Baptist parish includes Gosforth Valley Coal Aston and part of  Little Barlow not incleded in Barlow, Derbyshire parish. Dore, Derbyshire was a chapelry until 1844 Holmesfield, Derbyshire until 1857.

Derbyshire Record Office reference D2441 has deposited registers Bap 1560-1917 Mar 1560-1922 Burials 1560-1904 Banns 1754-1812, 1817-1820, 1848-1935, 1948-1998

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's transcripts Bap 167-1865 Marr 1670-1837 Bur 1670-1865 Missing Bap & bur 1854-1861

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist 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. The first film number is 241297.

Poor Law Unions

Chesterfield 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. 91-96. Date accessed: 15 April 2013.