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Edlaston and Wyaston


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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2521
1891 R.G. 12 / 2753


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint James.

  • The church was built in the 14th century.

  • The church was repaired in 1682 and again in 1840.

  • The church was restored in 1870.

Church Records

  • We have a pop-up window of Edlaston burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has the parish register for 1573 through 1981 on microfilm, which means you can order them at a local LDS Family History Centre.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ashbourne.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"EDLASTON, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 3 miles S. of Ashbourne, its post town and railway station."

"WYASTON, a township in the parish of Edlaston, county Derby, 2 miles S. of Ashbourne."

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

Edlaston is listed in "The Derbyshire Village Book" published by the Derbyshire Federation of Women's Institutes & Countryside Books, 1991. ISBN 1 85306 133 6.

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Historical Geography

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Military Records

Politics and Government

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

  • Edlaston and Wyaston have a long history as separate townships, yet they form a single village.

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

  • You may contact the local Edlaston and Wyaston Parish Council concerning civic or political issues. They cannot help you with family history searches.

  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases were heard at the Petty Sessional Hearings at Ashbourne's Green Man Inn every Saturday.

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


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