ASHBOURNE, Derbyshire

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2150
1861 R.G. 9 / 2519 thru 2521
1891 R.G. 12 / 2753
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Correctional Institutions

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Description and Travel

"ASHBOURN is a market town in the parish of its name, which is partly in the hundred of Appletree, and partly in that of Wirksworth; 139 miles N.N.W. from London, 46 S.E. from Manchester, 13 N.W. from Derby, and 9 S.W. from Wirksworth. The town is situate in an interesting part of the country, rather hilly, and well wooded - interspersed with rich valleys, productive meadows, and clear streams - amongst the latter is Compton brook, famous for its trout, and as having contributed to the sport of the poetical anglers, Walton and Cotton."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

The parish is 147 miles north of London and covers 10,167 acres. Visit Ashbourne Town on the Internet for current events.

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Gazetteers

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History

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Medical Recordss

The Victoria Memorial Cottage Hospital opened in 1899. A hospital was not required to archive patient records, but financial records and board minutes can be found in the Archives office. See Ashbourne Hospitals for photographs and a brief history.

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Military History

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Military Records

Inside St. Oswald's Church is a monument to Edmund COKAYNE who died at Shrewsbury in 1403.

Inside St. Oswald's Church is a monument to Lieut.-Col. BAINBRIGGE, killed at the battle of Egmont-Op-Zee in 1799.

Also in St. Oswald's Church is a monument to Lieut. Edward BAINBRIGGE, killed in the trenches before Sebastopol in 1855.

There are two Commonwealth War Graves in St. Oswald's churchyard for World War I and one for WWII:

  1. J. LEE, priv., 1st Btn. Sherwood Foresters, age 34, died 11 March 1918.
  2. H. WIBBERLEY, priv., Maching Gun Corps. age 22, died 7 Aug. 1921. Son of Mrs. C. WIBBERLEY, Ashbourne.

WWII:

  1. Richard Hill JELF, 2nd liet., Royal Armoured Corps, age 30, died 10 July 1940. Son of Colonel Wilfrid Wykeham JELF.
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Newspapers

The Ashbourne News Telegraph still serves the parish and surrounding area.

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Schools

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URL of this page: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DBY/Ashbourne/index.html