Dronfield, Derbyshire Genealogy

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

Dronfield, Derbyshire
Dronfield St John the Baptist Derbyshire.jpg
Dronfield St John the Baptist Derbyshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Scarsdale
County Derbyshire
Poor Law Union Chesterfield
Registration District Chesterfield; Ecclesall Bierlow
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560
Bishop's Transcripts: 1670
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Brampton
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]

DRONFIELD (St. John the Baptist), a parish, partly in the union of Ecclesall-Bierlow, and partly in that of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 6 miles (S.) from Sheffield comprising the chapelries of Dore and Holmesfield, the townships of Coal-Aston, Dronfield, Totley, and Unstone, and the hamlet of Little Barlow. There are chapels at Dore and Holmesfield; also places of worship in the parish for Independents and Wesleyans. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Dronfield St John the Baptist parish includes Gosforth Valley Coal Aston and part of  Little Barlow not incleded in Barlow, Derbyshire parish. Dore, Derbyshire was a chapelry until 1844 Holmesfield, Derbyshire until 1857.

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

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers - How to Use this Collection
Dronfield Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1560-1894

Derbyshire Record Office reference D2441 has deposited registers Bap 1560-1917 Mar 1560-1922 Burials 1560-1904 Banns 1754-1812, 1817-1820, 1848-1935, 1948-1998

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's transcripts Bap 167-1865 Marr 1670-1837 Bur 1670-1865 Missing Bap & bur 1854-1861

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
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Wesleyan Methodist

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Chesterfield 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]

Dronfield on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 91-96. Date accessed: 15 April 2013.