Hope, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Hope is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. Other places in the parish include: Wardlow Mires, Woodland Hope, Woodlands, Abney, Abney and Abney Grange, Aston, Bradwell, Brough and Shatton, Fairfield, Fernilee, Great Hucklow, Great Hucklow with Wardlow Mires, Grindlow, Hazlebache, Hazlebadge, Highlow, Hope Woodlands, Little Hucklow, Nether Padley, Offerton, Stoke, Thornhill, and Wardlow, Derbyshire.

HOPE (St. Peter), a parish, and formerly a market-town, partly in the union of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and partly in that of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby. [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 the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Hope St Peter includes the townships of Aston, Brough and Shatton, Highlow, Offerton, Thornhill and part of Hope Woodlands. It previously included before their transfer to Bradwell chapelry in 1868 Bradwell, Abney and Abney Grange, Grindlow, Hazelbadge, Greta Hucklow, Little Hucklow and part of Wardlow.

It also included most of Hope Woodlands prior to the transfer to Derwent Woodlands, Derbyshire   and Fernilee prior to transfer to Buxton, Derbyshire and also nether Padley and Stoke prior to transfer to Eyam, Derbyshire The parish also include the chapelry of Fairfield, Derbyshire

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 1828 has deposited registers Bap 1599-1969 Mar 1598-1659,1666-1987 Burials 1598-1659, 1665-1898 Banns 1754-1767, 1798-1823, 1884-1969

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap1661-1868 Mar 1661-1852 Burials 1661-1868

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

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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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 545-547.Date accessed: 10 May 2013.