Sawley, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

SAWLEY (All Saints), aparish, in the union of Shardlow, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby with the chapelry of Long Eaton, and the hamlet of Wilsthorpe, and Long Eaton. There are places of worship for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Methodists of the New Connexion. [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.

Sawley with Wilsthorpe registration transferred from Shardlow district in 1934.

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.

Church records

SAWLEY PARISH (1654) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None 1656-1837 None 1813-1830 None

Long Eaton, Derbyshire was a chapelry within this parish until 1864

Derbyshire Record Office reference D2110 has deposited registers Bap 1654-1691,1697-1988 Mar 1654-1691, 1697-1987 Burials 1654-1691, 1697-1986 Banns 1899-1951,1966-1982

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1672-1852 Mar 1672-1852 Burials 1672-1852 Missing all events for 1841 and Bap/Bur 1852-1858

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

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

Shardlow 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. 23-26. Date accessed: 27 May 2013.