Ripley, Derbyshire Genealogy
Guide to Ripley, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Ripley Derbyshire parish church
|Hundred||Morlestone and Litchurch|
|Poor Law Union||Belper|
|Parish registers: 1821|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1821|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
Ripley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1822 from chapelry in Pentrich, Derbyshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Hartshay, Marehay, Greenwich, Green Hillocks, and Butterley.
RIPLEY, a chapelry, in the parish of Pentrich, union of Belper, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby, 3¾ miles (S. by W.) from Alfreton, on the road to Derby. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Unitarians. 
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.
Ripley parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Ripley All Saints (1821) Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| NONE
Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap1821-1856 Mar none Burials 1821-1856 Missing Bap & Bur 1855
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
- General Baptist New Connexion
- Presbyterian Unitarian
- Primitive Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist
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.
Ripley on GENUKI
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 671-676. Date accessed: 27 May 2013.