Hayfield, Derbyshire Genealogy

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

Hayfield, Derbyshire
Hayfield St Matthew Derbyshire.jpg
Hayfield St Matthew Derbyshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred High Peake
County Derbyshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Hayfield
Registration District Hayfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1622
Bishop's Transcripts: 1663
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Castleton
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Derbyshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Hayfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1733 from chapelry in Glossop, Derbyshire Genealogy  Ancient Parish.Other places in the parish include: Great Hamlet, Kinder, and Phoside.

HAYFIELD, a chapelry, and the head of a union, in the parish of Glossop, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, 4½ miles (N. by W.) from Chapel-en-le-Frith; comprising the townships of Brownside, Bugsworth, Chinley, and Hayfield. There are places of worship for Independents at Chinley, and for Methodists at Hayfield and Chinley. [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]

Hayfield 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
Hayfield St Matthew Chapelry (1622) Parish (1733) Online Records


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FS PR's 1622-1880

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.

Includes the hamlets of  Great Hamlet, Hayfield, Kinder and Phoside. New Mills St George parish (see Beard, Derbyshire Genealogy) includes hamlest prior to 1831 which were within this parish and Chinley, Bugsworth and Brownside, Derbyshire Genealogy were also previously within the boundary of the parish.

Not licensed for marriages 1760-1836

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 2426 has deposited registers Bap 1622, 1635-1648, 1663-1958 Mar 1635-1648, 1666-1759, 1837-1992 Burials 1635-1648, 1663-1993 Banns 1837-1872, 1834-1969

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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]

Hayfield Poor Law Union, Derbyshire Genealogy

Probate records
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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]

Hayfield on GENUKI
Hayfield on Rootsweb, links to extracted Hayfield records

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England,(1848), pp. 450-454. Date accessed: 10 May 2013.