Kniveton, Derbyshire Genealogy

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

Kniveton, Derbyshire
Kniveton St Michael Derbyshire.jpg
Kniveton St Michael Derbyshire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wirksworth
County Derbyshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Ashbourne
Registration District Ashbourne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1591
Bishop's Transcripts: 1675
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ashbourne
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]

Kniveton is an Ancient parish in Derbyshire.

KNIVETON (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the hundred of Wirksworth, S. division of the county of Derby, 3 miles (N. E.) from Ashbourn; on the road to Matlock. Two places of worship have been built by the dissenters, but one only is now used, by the Primitive Methodists. [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]

Kniveton 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
Kniveton St Michael and All Angels (1591) Parish Online Records

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Burials

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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]
  • Primitive Methodist
  • 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]

Ashbourne 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]

Kniveton on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England,(1848), pp. 706-708. Date accessed: 10 May 2013.