Castleton, Derbyshire Genealogy

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

Castleton, Derbyshire
Castleton St Edmund Derbyshire.jpg
Castleton St Edmund Derbyshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred High Peake
County Derbyshire
Poor Law Union Chapel en le Frith
Registration District Chapel en le Frith
Records begin
Parish registers: 1662
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662
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]

CASTLETON (St. Edmund), a parish, in the union of Chapel-En-Le-Frith, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, 4½ miles (N.) from Tideswell. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. [1] .

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]

Castleton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
Castleton St Edmund (1662) Parish Online Records


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FS PR's 1662-1864

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Castleton St Edmund The parish originally included Edale, Derbyshire township  until 1863

Derbyshire Record Office reference D1432 has deposited registers Bap 1647-1650, 1662-1864 Mar 1647-1650, 1662-2002 Burials 1647-1650, 1662-1887 Banns 1754-1774, 1823-1951

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Primitive Methodist
  • 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]
  • Chapel en le Frith

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Chapel en le Frith 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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Castleton on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 526-531. Date accessed: 29 April 2013.