Spondon, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Spondon St Werburgh is an Ancient Parish in Derbyshire.

SPONDON (St. Mary), an ancient parish, in the union of Shardlow, hundred of Appletree, S. division of the county of Derby, 3½ miles (E. by S.) from Derby. There are places of worship for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists.[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.

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

Church records

Spondon St Werburgh included the chapelry of Stanley, Derbyshire

Spondon parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[2]


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PRTS 1654-1826

Derbyshire Record Office reference D2990 has deposited registers Bap 1653-1981 Mar 1653-1976 Burials 1653-1922 Banns 1931-1945, 1948-1968, 1978-1986

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1661-1862 Mar 1661-1837 Burials 1661-1862

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

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

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 159-164. Date accessed: 26 June 2103.
  2. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 27 September 2013.