Willesley, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

WILLINGTON, a parish,with a village, in the district of Burton-upon-Trent and county of Derby.  There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.[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

The parish transferred to Leicestershire in 1897 and to the diocese of Leicester in 1927

Leicester Record Office has deposited registers Bap 1677-1811Marr 1677-1835, 1838-1985 (Banns until 1961) Bur 1677-1811

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1708-1868 Mar 1708-1835 Burials 1708-1863

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

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

Ashby de la Zouch Poor Law Union, Leicestershire

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/4156
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