Great Longstone, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Great Longstone St Giles

Parish History

Longstone is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1830 from chapelry in  Bakewell, Derbyshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Great Longstone and Holme, Little Longstone, Little Longstone with Monsal dale, and Wardlow, Derbyshire.
LONGSTONE, GREAT, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, 3 miles (N. N. W.) from Bakewell; containing 521 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £150; patron, the Vicar of Bakewell; appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. The vicarial tithes of Great and Little Longstone were commuted for land in 1810. The chapel, which is dedicated to St. Giles, contains monuments to the family of Eyre, earls of Newburgh. A school is partly supported by an endowment of £20 per annum.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 172-175. URL: Date accessed: 05 April 2011.


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

Great Longstone St Giles was originally a parochial chapelry in Bakewell, Derbyshire which became a separate parish in 1852 and included Little Longstone Wardlow, Derbyshire Rowland and Hassop

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 2373 has deposited registers Bap 1637-1690, 1694-1792, 1765-1955 Mar 1637-1690, 1694-1739, 1755-1812, 1817-2004 Burials 1637-1690,1694-1742, 1765-1992 banns 1868-1926

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.

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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.

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.

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