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Dalbury with Lees


  • The parish was in the Repton sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1960
1891 R.G. 12 / 2197


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Dalbury with Lees area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church Is described as an "ancient edifice of stone in the Later English style."
  • One stained glass window which display a figure of st. Michael is reportedly from the 13th century.
  • The church seats 129.
  • Mike BARDILL has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2006.
  • There is a mission chapel at Lees that seats 70..

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1545 for all entries.
  • The London Family History Centre has the parish registers for 1545 thru 1982 on microfilm. They also have the Bishop's transcripts for 1676 thru 1874.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.
  • The Primitive Methodists had a chapel here before 1891.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Repton sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.

Description and Travel

"DALBURY, (or Dalbury with Lees) a parish in the hundred of Appletree, in the county of Derby, 6 miles N.E. of Burton-on-Trent, the same distance S.W. of Derby, and 3½ N. of Egginton station."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

The Radbourne Brook flows through the parish.

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Historical Geography

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

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  • A popular spot for swapping local history tales is in Lees.
  • Jonathan CLITHEROE has a photograph of The Black Cow Public House on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2013.
  • The Black Cow has a well-designed website with good graphics, but the content is out-of-date.
  • These are the names associated with The Black Cow in various directories:
Year  Person
1857 John NEAL, vict.
1899 John WAINWRIGHT, farmer
1912 Horace CHEEATHAM

Names, Geographical

  • "Dalbury" is from the Old Norse deity named "Delingr." The village is referred to twice in the 1086 Domesday Book; once as Delbebi, and once as Dellingeberie.

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).
  • You may contact the Dalbury Lees Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings every Friday.
  • The London Family History Centre has the Churchwardens Accounts for 1852 thru 1916.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, the parish joined the Burtton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.


By 1912 the parish had a Public Elementary Scholl (mixed) for 43 children.