Weston on Trent, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Weston-on-Trent St Mary

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Weston-on-Trent St Mary the Virgin is an Ancient Parish.

WESTON-UPON-TRENT (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Shardlow, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby, 7 miles (S. E. by S.) from Derby; containing 396 inhabitants. It comprises by recent measurement 1959 acres, of which 15 are woodland, and the remainder arable and pasture in nearly equal portions; the soil is various, gravel and loam on the south, and on the north a stiff clay. From the quarries here, was raised the stone for the erection of the church, as well as of the new church at Shardlow. The river Trent bounds the parish on the south-west, and the Trent and Mersey canal passes through for three miles. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11.16. 3.; net income, £594; patron, Sir Robert Wilmot, Bart. The tithes were commuted for land and corn rents in 1786; the glebe comprises upwards of 300 acres, with a house. The church is an ancient structure, with a tower and spire. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

From: Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 524-527. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51392 Date accessed: 06 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.

Civil registration refers to Weston upon Trent in the Shardlow registration District GRO volumes : XIX (1837-51); 7b (1852-1946); 3A (1946-74).

Registers are now held at
The Register Office, Royal Oak House, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AR.
Tel: 01332 256526/35/36. Fax: 01332 256525.
E-mail: registeroffice@derby.gov.uk

Church records[edit | edit source]

FREG = FreeReg.org.uk
WESTON ON TRENT PARISH (1565) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None 1565-1812 None None None

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 1376 has deposited registers Bap 1565-1605,1610-1885 Mar 1565-1605, 1610-1999 Burials 1565-1605, 1610-1999 Banns 1755-1812, 1897-1949

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1661-1864 Mar1661-1859 Burials 1661-1864 Missing 1860-1863 Bap & Bur

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

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
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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]