Blackwell, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

BLACKWELL, a township, in theparish and union of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, 3¼ miles (S. W.) from Tideswell. [1]

Blackwell St Werburgh is an Ancient Parish.

See also A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 275-278. here


Civil Registration

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.

This parish was in the Mansfield registration district from 1837 for registration district history Mansfield registration district

Church records

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

Blackwell St Werburgh includes the hamlet of Newton. Derbyshire Record Office reference D 1034 has deposited registers Bap 1685-1981 Mar 1685-1991 Burials 1685-1972 Banns 1754-1770, 1880-1949, 1962-1985

Westhouses St Saviour was founded as a mission church in this parish. the church was built in 1898 and closed in 1994 Derbyshire Record Office reference D4844 has deposited registers Bap 1993-1994 Banns 1985-1995

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Non-Conformist Churches

Census records

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.

See Derbyshire Census

Poor Law Unions

Mansfield Poor Law Union, Nottinghamshire

Probate records

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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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 275-278. Date accessed: 12 April 2013.