Holbrook, Derbyshire Genealogy

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


Holbrook, Derbyshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Appletree
County Derbyshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Belper
Registration District Belper
Records begin
Parish registers: 1834
Bishop's Transcripts: 1833
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Duffield
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]

Holbrook is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1811 from chapelry in Duffield Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Bargate, Coxbench, Day Park, and Holbrook Moor.

HOLBROOK, a chapelry, in the parish of Duffield, union of Belper, hundred of Appletree, S. division of the county of Derby, 2½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Belper. The Independents and Wesleyans have a place of worship. [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]

Holbrook 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
Holbrook St Michael (1834) Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

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FS PR's 1831-1912
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1863-1912
  NONE
1835-1886
  NONE

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.

Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Primitive Methodist

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.


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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

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]

Holbrook on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England,(1848), pp. 524-527. Date accessed: 10 May 2013.