Holmesfield, Derbyshire Genealogy
Guide to Holmesfield, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Holmesfield St Swithin Derbyshire
|Poor Law Union||Chesterfield|
|Parish registers: 1724|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1813|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
Holmesfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1720 from chapelry in Dronfield, Derbyshire Ancient Parish.
HOLMESFIELD, a chapelry, in the parish of Dronfield, union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 2 miles (W.) from Dronfield. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. 
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.
Holmesfield Parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Holmesfield St Swithun (1734) Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1560-1814
Holmesfield St Swithin was originally a chapelry of Dronfield, Derbyshire which became licensed for marriages when created a separate parish in 1857
Derbyshire Record Office reference D3319, 2441 has deposited registers Bap 1734-1945 Mar 1733-1753,1857-1947 Burials 1724-1934 Banns 1857-1990
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.
Non Conformist Churches
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.
Holmesfield on GENUKI
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 533-537.Date accessed: 10 May 2013.