Hope, Derbyshire Genealogy

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

Hope, Derbyshire
Hope St Peter Derbyshire.jpg
Hope St Peter Derbyshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred High Peake
County Derbyshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Chapel en le Frith
Registration District Bakewell; Chapel en le Frith
Records begin
Parish registers: 1598; Separate registers exist for Fairfield beginning 1738
Bishop's Transcripts: 1661; Separate records exist for Fairfield beginning 1678
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Castleton
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
Location of Archive
Derbyshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Hope is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. Other places in the parish include: Wardlow Mires, Woodland Hope, Woodlands, Abney, Abney and Abney Grange, Aston, Bradwell, Brough and Shatton, Fairfield, Fernilee, Great Hucklow, Great Hucklow with Wardlow Mires, Grindlow, Hazlebache, Hazlebadge, Highlow, Hope Woodlands, Little Hucklow, Nether Padley, Offerton, Stoke, Thornhill, and Wardlow, Derbyshire.

HOPE (St. Peter), a parish, and formerly a market-town, partly in the union of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and partly in that of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby. [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]

Hope 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
Hope St Peter (1599) Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1813-1912

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.

Hope St Peter includes the townships of Aston, Brough and Shatton, Highlow, Offerton, Thornhill and part of Hope Woodlands. It previously included before their transfer to Bradwell chapelry in 1868 Bradwell, Abney and Abney Grange, Grindlow, Hazelbadge, Greta Hucklow, Little Hucklow and part of Wardlow.

It also included most of Hope Woodlands prior to the transfer to Derwent Woodlands, Derbyshire Genealogy   and Fernilee prior to transfer to Buxton, Derbyshire Genealogy and also nether Padley and Stoke prior to transfer to Eyam, Derbyshire Genealogy The parish also include the chapelry of Fairfield, Derbyshire Genealogy

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 1828 has deposited registers Bap 1599-1969 Mar 1598-1659,1666-1987 Burials 1598-1659, 1665-1898 Banns 1754-1767, 1798-1823, 1884-1969

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap1661-1868 Mar 1661-1852 Burials 1661-1868

Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • General Baptist
  • Presbyterian
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Unitarian
  • 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]

Chapel en le Frith 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
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Hope on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 545-547.Date accessed: 10 May 2013.