Cromford, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

CROMFORD, achapelry, in the parish and hundred of Wirksworth, union of Bakewell, S. division of the county of Derby, 1 mile (N. by E.) from Matlock. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. [1]


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.

Church records

To find the names of the 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

Cromford St Mary  was originally a township in Wirksworth, Derbyshire formed as a parish in 1869 and included part of the parish of Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Derbyshire Record Office reference D3387 has deposited registers Bap 1797- 1990 Mar 1869-1977, 1980-1987 Burial none Banns 1869-1890, 1932-1972 there are some Arkwright family burials entered in the baptismal register 1843-1974.

The chapel of ease of St Mark Cromford opened in 1877, closed 1957 and was later demolished.

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 3387 has deposited registers Bap 1877-1957  Burial 1877-1954

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

Cromford Wesleyan Baptisms 1806-1837: Transcribed by Jen Durbin, Perth, Western Australia, housed by John Palmer of Dorset

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.

Poor Law Unions

Bakewell Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

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

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

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 729-733. Date accessed: 03 May 2013.