Whitwell, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

WHITWELL, a village and a parish in the district of Worksop and county of Derby.[1]

WHITWELL (St. Lawrence), a parish, in the union of Worksop, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 10¾ miles (E. N. E.) from Chesterfield. [2]


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.

For history of civil registration in this area see Worksop Registration District

Church records

Whitwell St Lawrence is an ancient parish which includes the hamlets of part of Cresswell, Hodthorpe and Steetley. Derbyshire Record Office reference D 705 has deposited registers Bap 1672- 1985 Mar 1682-1991Burial 1672-1992 Banns 1754-1774, 1906-1934, 1955-1991

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1668-1868 Mar 1668-1859 Burials 1668-1868 Transcript for all event in 1813 is missing

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. The first film number is 241298.

Poor Law Unions

Worksop Poor Law Union, Nottinghamshire

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. Wilson, John M., imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,, Publ. Lindon Edinburgh 1870. DAte accessed: 25 June 2013.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 561-564. Date accessed: 10 June 2013.

Contributor: Add any additional relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.