Holmesfield, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

Holmesfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1720 from chapelry in Dronfield, Derbyshire Ancient Parish.

HOLMESFIELD, a chapelry, in the parish of Dronfield, union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 2 miles (W.) from Dronfield. 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.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Holmesfield St Swithin was originally a chapelry of Dronfield, Derbyshire which became licensed for marriages when created a separate parish in 1857

Derbyshire Record Office reference D3319, 2441 has deposited registers Bap 1734-1945 Mar 1733-1753,1857-1947 Burials 1724-1934 Banns 1857-1990

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.

Contributor: 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. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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 Records and Indexes Online. 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]

Chesterfield Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

Probate records
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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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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites[edit | edit source]


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 533-537.Date accessed: 10 May 2013.