Eckington, Derbyshire Genealogy

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

Eckington, Derbyshire
Eckington St Peter&Paul Derbyshire.jpg
Eckington St Peter&Paul Derbyshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Scarsdale
County Derbyshire
Poor Law Union Chesterfield
Registration District Chesterfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1664
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Staveley
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]

Eckington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. Other places in the parish include: Troway, Mosborough, and Renishaw.

ECKINGTON (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 7 miles (N. E. by N.) from Chesterfield; comprising the townships of Eckington, Mosborough, Renishaw, and Ridgeway with Troway. There are several places of worship for Wesleyans, and a Roman Catholic chapel.[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]

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
ECKINGTON PARISH (1695) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
PR's 1608-1890
FREG 1695-1726 None 1695-1840 None 1695-1726 None

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.

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 750 has deposited registers Bap 1559-1982 Mar 1559-1987 Burials 1559-1971 Banns 1754-1760,1823-1997

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1664-1865 Mar 1664-1862 Burials 1664-1865 Missing 1839, 1853-1854,1858-1860,1862-1863 foe all events

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Roman Catholic
  • 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]

Eckington on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 139-144. Date accessed: 24 May 2013.