Hayfield, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Hayfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1733 from chapelry in Glossop, Derbyshire  Ancient Parish.Other places in the parish include: Great Hamlet, Kinder, and Phoside.

HAYFIELD, a chapelry, and the head of a union, in the parish of Glossop, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, 4½ miles (N. by W.) from Chapel-en-le-Frith; comprising the townships of Brownside, Bugsworth, Chinley, and Hayfield. There are places of worship for Independents at Chinley, and for Methodists at Hayfield and Chinley. [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.

Includes the hamlets of  Great Hamlet, Hayfield, Kinder and Phoside. New Mills St George parish (see Beard, Derbyshire) includes hamlest prior to 1831 which were within this parish and Chinley, Bugsworth and Brownside, Derbyshire were also previously within the boundary of the parish.

Not licensed for marriages 1760-1836

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 2426 has deposited registers Bap 1622, 1635-1648, 1663-1958 Mar 1635-1648, 1666-1759, 1837-1992 Burials 1635-1648, 1663-1993 Banns 1837-1872, 1834-1969

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.

Poor Law Unions

Hayfield 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

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 450-454. Date accessed: 10 May 2013.