Sheldon, Derbyshire Genealogy
Guide to Sheldon, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Bakewell|
|Parish registers: 1737|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1675|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
SHELDON, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, N. division of thecounty of Derby, 3 miles (W.) from Bakewell. It is a perpetual curacy. The chapel is dedicated to All Saints. 
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.
Sheldon parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Sheldon St Michael and All Angels (1737) Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1748-1912
Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1672- 1844 Mar 1672-1836 Burials 1672-1844 Missing Bap/Bur 1841-1842
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.
Sheldon on GENUKI
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 66-69. Date accessed: 27 May 2013.