Hazlewood, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Hazelwood St John the Evangelist

Parish History

Hazlewood is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1846 from Duffield Ancient Parish and remaining a chapelry in Duffield parish. Other places in the parish include: Shottle and Postern.

HAZLEWOOD, a township, in the parish of Duffield, union of Belper, hundred of Appletree, S. division of the county of Derby, 6 miles (N.) from Derby; containing 344 inhabitants. The township lies on the road from Duffield to Wirksworth, and comprises 1330 acres, of which 200 are arable, 1047 pasture, 30 woodland, and 53 acres roads. A tributary of the Derwent, on which is a mill at this place, passes through. The village is about a mile and a half north-north-west from that of Duffield, and contains a number of scattered houses. Hazlewood Hall lies near the eastern extremity of the township. A church in the early English style, with a bell-gable, was built in 1845, partly by the Church Commissioners: a district has been assigned to it; and there are a parsonage, and schools. The living is in the gift of the Bishop of Lichfield.[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 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.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. The primary jurisdiction for Duffield was the Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory) and the secondary jurisdiction was the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Poor Law Unions

Belper Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), 'Hayle - Hazon', Samuel Lewis, S. Lewis: 1848, pp. 454-456. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51018 Date accessed: 20 March 2011.