Whitfield, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

WHITFIELD, a township and a chapelry in Glossop parish, Derby. [1]
WHITFIELD, a township, in theparish and union of Glossop, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, 1 mile (S.) from Glossop, and contains, besides the pleasant village of Whitfield, the villages of Charlestown, Green-Vale, and Littlemoor. There are places of worship for Independents, Primitive Methodists, and Wesleyans.[2]


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

FREG = FreeReg.org.uk
WHITFIELD PARISH (year) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG None None 1860-1868 None None None

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.

Whitfield St james became a parish in 1846 a former chapelry of Glossop, Derbyshire and included the townships of Chunal, Dinting Vale, Hatfield, part of Padfield and part of Glossop. Derbyshire Record Office reference D2247  has deposited registers Bap 1846-1957 Mar 1846-1963 Burial 1846-1900, 1908-1927 Banns 1847-1873, 1939-1986

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist 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

Glossop 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. Wilson, John M., imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, Publ. Lindon Edinburgh 1870; See at http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/21687</ref>
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 551-555. Date accessed: 10 June 2013.