Eckington, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Eckington St Peter and St Paul

Parish History

Eckington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.Other places in the parish include: Troway, Mosborough, and Renishaw.

ECKINGTON (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale, N. division of the county of Derby, 7 miles (N. E. by N.) from Chesterfield; comprising the townships of Eckington, Mosborough, Renishaw, and Ridgeway with Troway; and containing 4401 inhabitants, of whom 1471 are in the township of Eckington. This parish comprises by computation 7000 acres, of which 2089 are in Eckington: the substratum contains ironstone, and coal of good quality, of which there are some mines in operation; and the numerous streams flowing through the dells afford abundance of water-power for the several factories established on their banks. A very extensive manufacture of scythes and sickles is carried on, and large quantities of those articles are exported; there are also a considerable manufactory for nails, and a large iron-foundry. The Chesterfield canal, and the Midland railway, pass through the parish, and the latter has one of its principal stations here. A fair for hiring servants is held on the 5th of November. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £40. 13. 4.; net income, £800; patron, the Crown. The tithes were commuted for land and a corn-rent in 1795. The church, which is on an eminence 208 feet above the level of the sea, is an ancient structure, with a square embattled tower surmounted by a spire; it was repewed in 1834, when two galleries were erected, and contains 800 sittings, of which 204 are free. At Ridgeway is a separate incumbency. There are several places of worship for Wesleyans, and a Roman Catholic chapel. The free school was endowed with land, in 1704, by Thomas Cam, Esq.; a school-house was given by George Sitwell, Esq., in 1717, and in 1719 Lady Trecheville bequeathed £100: the income is £70 per annum, and the school is conducted on the national plan.

A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 139-144. URL: Date accessed: 03 April 2011


Civil Registration

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Church records

ECKINGTON PARISH (1695) Online Records


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FREG 1695-1726 None 1695-1840 None 1695-1726 None

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.

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 750 has deposited registers Bap 1559-1982 Mar 1559-1987 Burials 1559-1971 Banns 1754-1760,1823-1997

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1664-1865 Mar 1664-1862 Burials 1664-1865 Missing 1839, 1853-1854,1858-1860,1862-1863 foe all events

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Poor Law Unions

Chesterfield Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

Probate records

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