Derby St Peter, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Derby St Peter

Guide to Derby St Peter, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Derby St Peter, Derbyshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Derby Borough; Morlestone and Litchurch
County Derbyshire
Poor Law Union Derby
Registration District Derby; Shardlow
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558; Separate registers exist for Derby Christ Church beginning 1844 and for Derby Holy Trinity beginning 1837
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662; Separate records exist for Derby Christ Church beginning 1848 and for Derby Holy Trinity beginning 1838
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Derby
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Derbyshire Record Office

Parish History

Derby St Peter is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Derbyshire. Normanton, Derbyshire is a chapelry of Derby St Peter. Other places in the parish include: Derby Holy Trinity, Litchurch, and Derby Christ Church. The parochial church is ancient, but of uncertain date. There are places of worship for General and Particular Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyans (New and Old Connexion), Swedenborgians, and Unitarians; and a Roman Catholic chapel, erected in 1839. [1]


Civil Registration

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

DERBY, St Peter by 1870 comprised the following chapels and chapelries:

Other Derby township chapels and chapelries were associated with St Peter's by proximity as follows:

There are places of worship for General and Particular Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyans (New and Old Connexion) Methodist, New Jerusalemite, Presbyterian, Swedenborgians, and Unitarians; and a Roman Catholic chapel, erected in 1839. The Roman Catholics have also built a handsome structure as a residence for the Sisters of Mercy, and for a chapel and schools. A general cemetery was opened in 1843.

Derby St Peter parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
Derby St Peter Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1595-1912

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.

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 1792 has deposited registers Bap 1558-1955 Mar 1558-1968 Burials 1558-1855 Banns 1836-1857, 1882-1965

Non Conformist Churches
  • General Baptist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Particular Baptist
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Swedenborgian/New Jerusalem/New Church
  • Wesleyan Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist Reform

The following non-Church of England denominations were located somewhere in Derby, but the exact parish has not been identified:

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Methodist New Connexion.

Census records

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

Derby Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

Probate records

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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Derby St Peter on GENUKI


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 32-46. Date accessed: 30 June 2103.