Willesley, Derbyshire Genealogy
Guide to Willesley, Derbyshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Willesley St Thomas Derbyshire
|Hundred||Repton and Gresley|
|Poor Law Union||Ashby de la Zouch|
|Registration District||Ashby de la Zouch|
|Parish registers: 1677|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1708|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
WILLESLEY (St. Thomas), a parish, in the union of Ashby, hundred of Repton and Gresley, S. division of the county of Derby, locally in the W. division of the hundred of Goscote, county of Leicester, 2 miles (S. W. by S.) from Ashby. 
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.
Willesley, Derbyshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|PC = Parish Chest - (£). Registers delivered by email.|
| FS PR's = FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Willesley, Derbyshire Genealogy St Thomas (1677) Parish Online Records|
| FS PR's
The parish transferred to Leicestershire in 1897 and to the diocese of Leicester in 1927
Leicester Record Office has deposited registers Bap 1677-1811Marr 1677-1835, 1838-1985 (Banns until 1961) Bur 1677-1811
Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1708-1868 Mar 1708-1835 Burials 1708-1863
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 241295.
Poor Law Unions
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.
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