Whitfield, Derbyshire Genealogy
Guide to Whitfield, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Whitfield St James Derbyshire
|Poor Law Union||Glossop|
|Parish registers: 1846|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
WHITFIELD, a township and a chapelry in Glossop parish, Derby. .
WHITFIELD, a township, in theparish and union of Glossop, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, 1 mile (S.) from Glossop, and contains, besides the pleasant village of Whitfield, the villages of Charlestown, Green-Vale, and Littlemoor. There are places of worship for Independents, Primitive Methodists, and 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.
Whitfield parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|FREG = FreeReg.org.uk|
|Whitfield Online Records|
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.
Whitfield St james became a parish in 1846 a former chapelry of Glossop, Derbyshire and included the townships of Chunal, Dinting Vale, Hatfield, part of Padfield and part of Glossop. Derbyshire Record Office reference D2247 has deposited registers Bap 1846-1957 Mar 1846-1963 Burial 1846-1900, 1908-1927 Banns 1847-1873, 1939-1986
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
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Whitfield (see Glossop) on GENUKI