Pinxton, Derbyshire Genealogy

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

Pinxton, Derbyshire
Pinxton St Helen Derbyshire.jpg
Pinxton St Helen Derbyshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Scarsdale
County Derbyshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Mansfield
Registration District Mansfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1561
Bishop's Transcripts: 1673
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Alfreton
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]

Pinxton, St Helena, is an Ancient Parish in the Bolsover District of Derbyshire. Part of the parish boundary forms the eastern boundary of Derbyshire with neighbouring Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire and Selston with Underwood and Westwood, Nottinghamshire.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.

This area was in the Mansfield registration district from 1837; for registration district history Mansfield registration district and subsequent transfer to  Basford registration district Apply for certificates to:

The Register Office
Highbury Road
Phone 0115 927 1294
Fax 0115 977 1845

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Pinxton 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
Pinxton St Helena (1561) Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1562-1912

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1673-1868 Mar 1673-1856 Burials 1673-1868

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records.

Family History Library  film numbers in their collection Pinxton

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.

See Derbyshire Census

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Mansfield Poor Law Union, Nottinghamshire 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]

Pinxton on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 571-573. Date accessed: 24 May 2013.