Rowsley, Derbyshire Genealogy

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

Rowsley St Katherine

Parish History
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Rowsley St Katherine also known as Great Rowsley was formed in 1860 with the addition of Little Rowsley.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Rowsley like this:

ROWSLEY, a village and a township in Bakewell parish, and a chapelry partly also in Darley and Youlgreave parishes, Derby. The village stands on the river Derwent, at the influx of the Wye, and on the Derby and Buxton railway, 3½ miles S E of Bakewell; and has a r.station with telegraph, a post-office under Bakewell, and a hotel. The township comprises 667 acres. Real property, £1, 344. Pop., 295. Houses, 53. The manor belongs to the Duke of Rutland. The chapelry was constituted in 1860. Pop., 616. Houses, 107. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £55.* Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church was built in 1855, and enlarged in 1859; and includes a mortuary chapel, containing a fine monument to the late Lady John Manners.

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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]

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.

Originally a township in the parish of Bakewell, Derbyshire the parish was formed in 1860 with the addition of Little Rowsley from Darley, Derbyshire Part of this parish transferred to Stanton, Derbyshire (Stanton in the Peak) in 1876.

Rowsley St Katherine Derbyshire Record Office reference has deposited registers Bap 1855-1980 Mar 1858-1991Burial 1854-1980 Banns 1879-1974

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Bakewell Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

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

Websites[edit | edit source]