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Brackenfield, Derbyshire Genealogy

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

Brackenfield, Derbyshire
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Brackenfield Holy Trinity Derbyshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Scarsdale
County Derbyshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Chesterfield
Registration District Chesterfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1845
Bishop's Transcripts: 1855
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ashover
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

BRACKENFIELD, an ecclesiastical district, in the parish of Morton, union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 4 miles (N. W.) from Alfreton. There is a place of worship for Primitive Methodists. [1]


Census records

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.

Church records

Brackenfield parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials haveonline indexes by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers - How to Use this Collection
Brackenfield Holy Trinity (1845) Parish Online Records


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Brackenfield Holy Trinity originated as a chapel to Morton, Derbyshire Genealogy parish but became a parish in 1844. The parish includes the hamlet of Wooley.

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 3296 has deposited registers Bap 1845-1954 Mar 1845-1978, 1981-1991Burials 1857-1929 Banns 1845-1954

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

Civil Registration

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.

Registration District

  • Chesteerfield

Poor Law Unions

Chesterfield Poor Law Union, Derbyshire Genealogy

Probate Records

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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Brackenfield on GENUKI


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 323-326. Date accessed: 26 April 2013.