Woodville, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Woodville is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1847 from  Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire and  Hartshorne, Derbyshire Ancient Parish; partly in Derbyshire and partly in Leicestershire.

WOODVILLE, an ecclesiastical district (chapel), in the union of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, partly in the parish of Ashbyde-la-Zouch, hundred of West Goscote, county of Leicester, and partly in the parish of Hartshorn, hundred of Repton and Gresley, county of Derby, 3½ miles (N. W. by W.) from Ashby. The first stone of the church, dedicated to St. Stephen, was laid in November 1845. The Wesleyans have a small place of worship.[1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Woodville like this:

WOODVILLE, a chapelry in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Hartshorn-parishes, Leicester; 3½ miles NW of Ashby-de-la-Zonch r. station. It was constituted in 1847. The church was built in 1846. There are a Wesleyan chapel here.[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
WOODVILLE PARISH (year) Online Records


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FREG None None 1847-1881 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.

Woodville St Stephen was formed as a parish in 1847 from parts of Hartshorne, Derbyshire and Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

Derbyshire Record Office reference D 3420 has deposited registers Bap 1847-1946 Mar 1848-1949 Burial 1847-1941 Banns 1847-1881 1897-1923 1939-1988

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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.

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

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 657-661. Adapted. Date accessed: 05 April 2011.
  2. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870). Adapted. Accessed: Apr 7, 2013.