Beard, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Guide to Beard, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Beard, Derbyshire
New Mills St George Derbyshire.jpg
New Mills St George Derbyshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred High Peake
County Derbyshire
Poor Law Union Hayfield
Registration District Hayfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1831
Bishop's Transcripts: 1844
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Castleton
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Derbyshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Beard is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1844 from Glossop, Derbyshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Glossop Dale, Ollersett, Thornsett, and Whittle.

BEARD, a hamlet, in the parish of Glossop, union of Hayfield, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, 4½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Chapel-en-le-Frith. [1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described New Mills like this:

NEWMILLS, a village and a chapelry in Glossop parish, Derby.
The chapelry contains also the hamlets of Beard, Thornsett, Whittle, and Ollersett; and is conterminate with the township of Beard. There are chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, United Free Methodists, and Roman Catholics.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Beard parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials havehave online indexes by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers - How to Use this Collection
Beard (1844) Parish Online Records


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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.

New Mills St George Previously known as Bowden Middle Cale it includes the hamlets of Beard, Ollersett, Thornsett and Whilte and was previously part of Hayfield, Derbyshire chapelry. It was formed as a parish in 1831 with the addition of the chapelry at Mellor, Derbyshire

New Mills St James the Less was a chapel of ease within the parish

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 3492 has deposited registers Bap 1831-1980 Mar 1837-1958 Burials 1832-1962 Banns 1845-1975

Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images (coverage may vary)
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Roman Catholic
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Registration District[edit | edit source]
  • Hayfield

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Hayfield Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 184-187. Date accessed: 24 May 2013.