Swanwick, Derbyshire Genealogy
Guide to Swanwick, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Swanwick St Andrew is an Ecclesiastical parish formerly a hamlet in Alfreton, Derbyshire parish.
SWANWICK, a hamlet, in the parish of Alfreton, union of Belper, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 1½ mile (S. by W.) from Alfreton; containing 1319 inhabitants. In the neighbourhood are extensive collieries. There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans. A free school was erected in 1740, and endowed by Mrs. Elizabeth Turner and others with £500, which were laid out in the purchase of a house and lands of the annual value of £60, for the instruction of twelve boys and eight girls of Swanwick and Greenhill, now increased to 40 children.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 283-286. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51322 Date accessed: 17 April 2011.
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]
Derbyshire Record Office reference D1209 has deposited registers Bap 1860-1934 Mar 1860-2007 Burials 1861-1974 Banns 1862-1990
Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1862-1868 Mar none Burials 1862-1868
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use 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]
Census records[edit | edit source]
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Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
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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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