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Bakewell, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Guide to Bakewell, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Bakewell, Derbyshire
Bakewell All Saints Derbyshire.jpg
Bakewell All Saints Derbyshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred High Peake
County Derbyshire
Poor Law Union Bakewell
Registration District Bakewell; Chapel en le Frith
Records begin
Parish registers: 1614
Bishop's Transcripts: 1614
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bakewell
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
Location of Archive
Derbyshire Record Office

Parish HistoryEdit

Bakewell is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Derbyshire. Other places in the parish include: Alport, Brushfield, Great Rowsley, Great Rowsley with Alport, Haddon, Harthill, Hartle, Hassop, Nether Haddon, Over Haddon, Rowland, Rowsley, Wardlow, and Wardlow with Wardlow Mires.
Chapelries with church buildings erected (with baptisms and burial registers) and which subdivide Bakewell All Saints ancient parish are also found, in the following townships lying within its parish boundary: Baslow, Beeley, and Buxton, Ashford, Chelmorton, Great Longstone, Monyash, Sheldon, and Taddington. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyans, and others[1].


Census recordsEdit

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.

Church recordsEdit

Bakewell parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FREG = FreeREG - free
ANC 1 = Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = Derbyshire, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
FMP Index = Derbyshire Baptism, Marriage, Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP = Derbyshire Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
MyH PRs = England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1910 (MyHeritage) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Bakewell Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1537-1918
FS 1538-1975
FREG 1538-1900s
ANC 1 1538-1812
ANC 2 1813-1916
FMP Index 1538-1910
FMP 1538-1920
MyH PRs 1538-1910



FS Catalog PRs

FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the Derbyshire Record Office.

Non-Conformist ChurchesEdit
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Roman Catholic
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Wesleyan Methodist.

Civil RegistrationEdit

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.

Registration DistrictEdit
  • Bakewell

Poor Law UnionsEdit

Bakewell Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

Probate recordsEdit

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 GazetteersEdit

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.


Bakewell on GENUKI


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 128-132. Date accessed: 02 July 2103.