Cromford, Derbyshire Genealogy
Guide to Cromford, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Cromford St Mary Derbyshire
|Poor Law Union||Bakewell|
|Parish registers: 1797|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1828|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
CROMFORD, a chapelry, in the parish and hundred of Wirksworth, union of Bakewell, S. division of the county of Derby, 1 mile (N. by E.) from Matlock. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. 
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.
Cromford parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Cromford Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1797-1912
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
Derbyshire Record Office reference D3387 has deposited registers Bap 1797- 1990 Mar 1869-1977, 1980-1987 Burial none Banns 1869-1890, 1932-1972 there are some Arkwright family burials entered in the baptismal register 1843-1974.
The chapel of ease of St Mark Cromford opened in 1877, closed 1957 and was later demolished.
Derbyshire Record Office reference D 3387 has deposited registers Bap 1877-1957 Burial 1877-1954
Cromford Wesleyan Baptisms 1806-1837: Transcribed by Jen Durbin, Perth, Western Australia, housed by John Palmer of Dorset
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
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Cromford on GENUKI
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 729-733. Date accessed: 03 May 2013.