West Hallam, Derbyshire Genealogy

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

West Hallam, Derbyshire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Morlestone and Litchurch
County Derbyshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Shardlow
Registration District Shardlow
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1663
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ockbrook
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]

HALLAM (WEST), (St.Wilfrid) a parish in Shardlow district, 7 miles (N. E. by E.) from Derby,Derbyshire.[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.

Shardlow registration District GRO volumes : XIX (1837-51); 7b (1852-1946); West Hallam transferred to the Ilkeston Reistration District on 1 April 1938

Church records[edit | edit source]

West Halam 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
West Halam St Wilfrid (1538) Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1543-1912
  NONE
1630-1907
  NONE
1623-1912
  NONE

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 1224 has deposited registers Bap 1538-1984 Mar 1630-1687, 1693-1983 Burials 1623-1975, 1993 Banns 1745-1797, 1813, 1823-1976

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1813-1857Mar 1813-1857Burials 1813-1857 Missing 1820 for Bap, Mar, Bur

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]

Shardlow 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]

West Hallam on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, Publ. Lindon Edinburgh 1870. Date accessed: 25 June 2103.