Derby St Werburgh, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Derby St Werburgh

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

Derby St Werburgh, Derbyshire
The former St Werburgh's Church - geograph org uk - 720733.jpg
The former St Werburgh's Church - geograph org uk - 720733
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Derby Borough
County Derbyshire
Poor Law Union Derby
Registration District Derby
Records begin
Parish registers: 1562
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662
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 Werburgh is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Derbyshire. Other places in the parish include: Little Chester. The original church of St. Werburgh is supposed to have been built prior to the Conquest. Being situated near Mark-Eaton brook, its foundation was injured by occasional floods; so that in 1601 the tower fell, and within a century afterwards, the church having become ruinous, the present edifice was erected. 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, [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 Werburgh comprised the following chapels and chapelries (with links to the FamilySearch Catalog and holdings at

Other ecclesiastical parishes and their chapelries were associated with St Werburgh's by proximity and within the Derby parish boundary, as follows:

There are places of worship for General and Particular Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyans (New and Old Connexion), 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 Werburgh parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:

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


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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 D1145 has deposited registers Bap 1562-1983 Mar 1562-1983 Burials 1562-1641, 1653-1855, 1878 Banns 1823-1869, 1879-1897, 1926-1984

Non Conformist Churches
  • Presbyterian

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 Werburgh on GENUKI


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