DERBY, St Werburgh, Derbyshire
- The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
|1861||R.G. 9 / 2502 thru 2505|
|1891||R.G. 12 / 2729 thru 2735|
- Saint Werburgh was the daughter of King Wulfhere and Queen Ermenhilda of Mercia, born around 650. Whilst it was quite usual for the Kings' daughters of the age to become nuns, it was against her father's wishes for her to marry that she was finally allowed to enter Ely Abbey. In due course, she became its Abbess, and finally senior Abbess of all Mercia. She died on 3rd February in A.D. 700, and this day is now celebrated in the Church Calendar as her Feast Day. There are understood to be 17 churches dedicated to her in England, two of which are in Derbyshire, at Blackwell by Alfreton, and Spondon. There are others in Dublin, Western Australia, in a village in Zimbabwe and Lady chapels in Chester, and Lichfield Cathedrals.
- This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).