Wilne with Draycott, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

WILNE (St. Chad), a parish, in the union of Shardlow, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby, 7¾ miles (S. E.) from Derby. It includes the liberties of Draycott and Church Wilne, the hamlet of Hopwell, the parochial chapelry of Breaston, and part of Risley, created in 1822 from Sawley, Derbyshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Church Wilne, Little Wilne, Draycott, Draycott and Church Wilne, and Hopwell. The earlier townships associated of Breaston, Derbyshire and Risley, Derbyshire were no longer associated with the chapelry after 1719.[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.

The civil registration name is Draycott and Church Wilne.

Registers are now held at
The Register Office, Royal Oak House, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AR.
Tel: 01332 256526/35/36. Fax: 01332 256525.
E-mail: registeroffice@derby.gov.uk

Church records

FREG = FreeReg.org.uk


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FREG None None 1540-1837 None None None

Wilne St Chad

Derbyshire Record Office reference D2512 has deposited registers Bap 1540-1993 Mar 1542-2004 (but marriage entiries for 1803-1807 are missing Burial 1543-1948 Banns 1819-1897, 1924- 1949

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1675-1882 Mar 1675-1863 Burials 1675-1882 Missing all records for 1841, 1859. Missing 1875,1877 Bap & Bur

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

Shardlow 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). Date accessed: 25 June 2103.
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