Holmesfield, Derbyshire Genealogy

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

Holmesfield, Derbyshire
Holmesfield St Swithin Derbyshire.jpg
Holmesfield St Swithin Derbyshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Scarsdale
County Derbyshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Chesterfield
Registration District Chesterfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1724
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Brampton
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]

Holmesfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1720 from chapelry in Dronfield, Derbyshire Ancient Parish.

HOLMESFIELD, a chapelry, in the parish of Dronfield, union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 2 miles (W.) from Dronfield. There is a place of worship for 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]

Holmesfield 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
Holmesfield St Swithun (1734) Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1560-1814
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1560-1812
  NONE
1560-1813
  NONE

Holmesfield St Swithin was originally a chapelry of Dronfield, Derbyshire Genealogy which became licensed for marriages when created a separate parish in 1857

Derbyshire Record Office reference D3319, 2441 has deposited registers Bap 1734-1945 Mar 1733-1753,1857-1947 Burials 1724-1934 Banns 1857-1990

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]

Wesleyan 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.


Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Chesterfield Poor Law Union, Derbyshire Genealogy

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]

Holmesfield on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 533-537.Date accessed: 10 May 2013.