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Brailsford

Bibliography

  • ALCOCK, Stanley - John Alcock and his Family. Derry & Sons Limited, Nottingham, 1948.

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Brailsford sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

  • After 1910, the parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2519
1891 R.G. 12 / 2751

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Brailsford area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.

  • The church was partially restored in 1862.

  • Restoration was completed in 1886 when the gallery was removed and the church reseated.

  • The church seats 250.

  • We have been advised (in 2012) that many of the churchyard graves are unmarked.

  • Colin PARK has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.

  • Clive WOOLINSCROFT has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1647.

  • Marriages at Brailsford, 1653-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ashborne.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1821.

  • Rob HOWL has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2012.

  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1845.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Brailsford sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

  • After 1910, the parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

Description and Travel

"BRAILSFORD is rather a considerable village, in the parish of its name, and hundred of Appletree; situate on the main road between Derby and Ashbourn, equidistant from each place. Coaches to different parts of the kingdom are continually passing through here, and the support of the village is chiefly derived from that circumstance - there being no manufactures, nor any extensive trade existing here. The places of worship are the parish church, and a chapel for Wesleyan methodists; the former, which is situate, about half a mile from the village, is dedicated to All-Saints, and the living is a rectory, in the patronage of Earl Ferrers. The parish (which has no dependent township) contained, in 1821, 724 inhabitants, & in 1831, 780."

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

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Directories

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Brailsford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

History

  • This place was a Roman settlement.

  • For centuries, most of the parish was pasturage.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK254415 (Lat/Lon: 52.970240, -1.623238), Brailsford which are provided by:

Military Records

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings.

  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Ashbourn Poorlaw Union.
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