Sawley, Derbyshire Genealogy
Guide to Sawley, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Sawley All Saints Derbyshire
|Hundred||Morlestone and Litchurch|
|Poor Law Union||Shardlow|
|Parish registers: 1654; Separate registers exist for Long Eaton beginning 1813|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1672; Separate records exist for Long Eaton beginning 1813|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of Sawley|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
SAWLEY (All Saints), aparish, in the union of Shardlow, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby with the chapelry of Long Eaton, and the hamlet of Wilsthorpe, and Long Eaton. There are places of worship for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Methodists of the New Connexion. 
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.
Sawley with Wilsthorpe registration transferred from Shardlow district in 1934.
Shardlow registration District GRO volumes : XIX (1837-51); 7b (1852-1946); 3A (1946-74).
Registers are now held at
The Register Office, Royal Oak House, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AR.
Tel: 01332 256526/35/36. Fax: 01332 256525.
Sawley parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|FREG = FreeReg.org.uk|
| FS PR's = FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Sawley All Saints (1654) Parish Online Records|
Long Eaton, Derbyshire was a chapelry within this parish until 1864
Derbyshire Record Office reference D2110 has deposited registers Bap 1654-1691,1697-1988 Mar 1654-1691, 1697-1987 Burials 1654-1691, 1697-1986 Banns 1899-1951,1966-1982
Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1672-1852 Mar 1672-1852 Burials 1672-1852 Missing all events for 1841 and Bap/Bur 1852-1858
- General Baptist
- Primitive Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist Reform
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.
Sawley on GENUKI
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 23-26. Date accessed: 27 May 2013.