Holmesfield, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Holmesfield St Swithin

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; containing 515 inhabitants. It comprises 4352a. 22p. of which 178 acres are wood, and nearly 2000 uncultivated land. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £97; patrons and impropriators, certain Trustees: the glebe comprises 56 acres. The chapel, rebuilt in 1826, at a cost of £550, contains 300 sittings, of which 60 are free. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and a school is endowed with £18 per annum.

A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 533-537. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51039 Date accessed: 02 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]

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.

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Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

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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Web sites[edit | edit source]

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