Family History Sources on CD from Valerie Neal
Derbyshire

This webpage describes a series of CDROMs of transcriptions of parish registers, and other useful material for family history research in Derbyshire, produced by private Family History researchers Ivor and Val Neal.

Information is transcribed from original sources in the County Record Office at Matlock, with the kind permission of the archivist, who also agrees to them being available for purchase. Parish register entries are transcribed directly from the original registers themselves, sometimes with the aid of an ultra-violet lamp, so the highest quality is assured.

The CDs are mainly of Parish Registers, but there is one CD of Social History.

I hope very much that you will find something of interest here.

Go to Latest Additions New 16 Jun 2011
Blackwell by Alfreton (Blackwell & Newton)


Parish Register CDs

Information on CDs include all readable Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (CMB) for the period stated plus digital Photographs (JPG images). The transcriptions are a result of Val's attempting to track the lives of those born up to the end of 1837, and the data includes partial cross-referencing, to include (for example) putative place of origin of parents on baptism records. Whilst this research is still in its early stages, the progress so far has been included on the CD.


NORTH DERBYSHIRE NON-CONFORMIST
Bradwell, Buxton, Charlesworth, Chinley, Glossop, Great Hucklow,
Hadfield, Hayfield, Marple Bridge, New Mills, Whitfield, &c.

North Derbyshire Non-Conformist Registers CD Compiling this CD proved to be a mammoth task for the transcribers; however the results should prove to be of great value for many researchers, particularly since it is a little unusual, as many of the entries are for people who lived 'over the border', in Cheshire.

A full list of what the CD contains is included below.

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RegisterBaptismsMarriagesBurials
Bradwell Wesleyan Methodist1808 - 1837  
Buxton Wesleyan1810 - 1837  
Charlesworth Independent1786 - 18411840 - 18831848 - 1884
Chinley Methodists1808 - 1819  
Glossop Wesleyan Methodist1811 - 18411848 - 1860 
Glossop West St 1849 - 1859 
Great Hucklow Presbyterian1789 - 1826  
Hadfield Wesleyan1806 - 1842  
Hayfield Wesleyan Methodist1795 - 1837  
Howards Town Wesleyan   
Littlemoor Independent1808 - 18401846 - 18601825 - 1883
Littlemoor (Glossop)  1825 - 1837
Malcoffe1703 - 1807 1878 - 1884
Marple Bridge1761 - 18371839 - 18951788 - 1837
New Mills  1832 - 1837
Whitfield, Hague St1813 - 1837  


MATLOCK, BAKEWELL AND YOULGREAVE
Also Chesterfield, Cromford, Monyash, and Winster
Non-Conformist Registers

Non-Conformist Registers CD The Neals are to be commended for what must have been a very difficult task compiling this CD, as these registers are in very poor condition, with duplicated entries, entries in random order, and in the case of Quakers, of the same baptisms being reported to different meetings. However in my opinion everyone with roots in the Peak District of Derbyshire is likely to be able to find something of interest in this unique collection, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

A full list of what the CD contains is included below.

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Bakewell Mile End Independent1800 - 1837
Bakewell Wesleyan Methodist1807 - 1876
Cromford/Matlock Wesleyan1840 - 1900
Matlock & Cromford United Methodist Free Church1884 - 1900
Glenorchy - Matlock Bath1785 - 1838
Matlock Bath Wesleyan1866 - 1899
Matlock Imperial Rd Methodist1879 - 1904
Matlock Primitive Methodist1841 - 1901
Matlock Reformed (formerly Congregational)1866 - 1901
Middleton & Ible Zion Primitive Methodist1869 - 1901
Middleton by Youlgreave Congregational1863 - 1901
Quaker Breach Meeting (Codnor)1653 - 1712
Quaker Chesterfield Meeting1641 - 1836
Quaker Monyash Meeting1645 -1733
Quaker Notts & Derbys1669 - 1765
Quaker Slack Hall Meeting1673 - 1717
Winster Primitive Methodist1825 - 1880
Winster Wesleyan1845 - 1917
Cromford Via Gellia Methodist1868 - 1900
Starkholmes Methodist (formerly Primitive Methodist)1881 - 1900


ASHFORD IN THE WATER
Holy Trinity Church

Ashford in the Water CD
  • Baptisms 1687 - 1900
  • Marriages 1690 - 1900
  • Burials 1688 - 1881

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ASHOVER
All Saints Church

Ashover CD
  • Baptisms 1621 - 1837
  • Marriages 1637 - 1860
  • Burials 1637 - 1910

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BAKEWELL
All Saints Church

Bakewell CD
  • Baptisms 1614 - 1841
  • Marriages 1614 - 1860
  • Burials 1614 - 1900

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BASLOW
St Anne's Church

Baslow CD
  • Baptisms 1569 - 1840
  • Marriages 1569 - 1900
  • Burials 1569 - 1860

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Baslow is an unusual parish in some respects. A sizeable proportion of Baslow couples (perhaps even the majority) were married in Bakewell (the 'mother' church), so there are fewer marriage records than might be expected.

In addition, whilst the extant registers span four centuries, portions in the 17th century are missing, or damaged; however the Neals now have years of experience to draw on in deciphering these 'difficult to read' registers, and every attempt has been made to read, and record whatever records are available, using Bishops Transcripts when possible to supplement the result.

Knowing from my own research what a difficult register Baslow can be to work with, this aid to research has my highest commendation. The overall result is without any measure of doubt a major contribution to anyone's research in The Peak District of Derbyshire, and I can thoroughly recommend it.


BEELEY
St Anne's Church

Beeley CD
  • Baptisms 1538 - 1837
  • Marriages 1542 - 1860
  • Burials 1538 - 1900

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BLACKWELL by ALFRETON New
St Werburgh's Church
(includes the Hamlet of Newton)

Blackwell by Alfreton CD
  • Baptisms 1669 - 1841
  • Marriages 1669 - 1860
  • Burials 1670 - 1900

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Please note the original records for 1676-1679 are missing.


BONSALL
St James's Church

Bonsall CD
  • Baptisms 1657 - 1841
  • Marriages 1657 - 1860
  • Burials 1657 - 1900

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As usual, photographs of Bonsall are included on the CD as well as a full transcription of available records. These include the very attractive photograph of the church which appears on the CD cover.


CRICH
St Mary's Church

Crich CD
  • Baptisms 1565 - 1900
  • Marriages 1565 - 1900
  • Burials 1565 - 1900

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NB: This transcription is by Sylvia Wright. It was a tough one!


CROMFORD
St Mary's Church

Cromford CD
  • Baptisms 1797 - 1900
  • Marriages 1869 - 1900
  • Burials 1803 - 1843

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This CD also includes records for Matlock Bath.


DARLEY DALE
St Helen's Church

Darley CD
  • Baptisms 1564 - 1837
  • Marriages 1541 - 1867
  • Burials 1539 - 1904
    (includes South Darley 1846 - 1918)

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EDENSOR
St Peter's Church

Edensor CD
  • Baptisms 1539 - 1837
  • Marriages 1539 - 1864
  • Burials 1539 - 1860 (end of register)

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ELTON
All Saints Church

Elton CD
  • Baptisms 1682 - 1900
  • Marriages 1683 - 1900
  • Burials 1683 - 1900

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EYAM
St Lawrence's Church

Eyam CD
  • Baptisms 1630 - 1841
  • Marriages 1630 - 1860
  • Burials 1630 - 1867

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This transcription is a 'gem' from the point of view of my own research - another major contribution to research in the Peak District, which I can recommend. The photographs are wonderful, and include villages of Foolow, Wardlow and Grindleford, besides Eyam itself. Their close ups of Tourist Information signs in Eyam reveal the Stocks were restored for the Festival of Britain in 1951, whilst the building behind them is the Old Market Hall (something I didn't know, since I hadn't read the board).

"Get it now while stocks last" <G!>


HOPE
St Peter's Church

Hope CD
  • Baptisms 1600 - 1897
  • Marriages 1661 - 1900
  • Burials 1666 - 1858 (end of register)

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This is a large register, with almost 20,000 baptisms, and a great deal of effort was involved in its preparation and transcription. Every attempt has been made to read the records and record them accurately, and where possible gaps have been filled in from the Bishop's Transcripts which began in 1671. The result is of great value to the Family Historian researching in the Hope Valley area, as the original parish of Hope covered a huge area, including places as far afield as Fairfield (Buxton) and Horwich End (near Chinley). In addition, Hope was the "mother" church for many of the inhabitants in surrounding parishes. Thus you may expect to find couples marrying there for prestige, or - like Bakewell - when their own parish church, or chapelry was not available. The CD offers a unique resource outside the Record Office, as IGI (FamilySearch) coverage of these events is patchy. This is reflected in the higher price of £20, plus the usual £1 extra for overseas.


LONGSTONE
St Giles's Church
(CD also includes St Michael & All Angels, Sheldon)

Longstone CD
  • Baptisms 1640 - 1841
  • Marriages 1640 - 1860
  • Burials 1640 - 1882

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There are some gaps in parish register coverage, but as usual, the Neals have filled in wherever possible using Bishops' Transcripts. The result is that about 2 years only are missing totally, plus one page in the early register, which is totally unreadable as it has been damaged by a spillage of some liquid (the communion wine?!) on it.

Normally burials would have been transcribed to 1900, but for some reason the burial records available in the Record Office only go up to 1882.

Sheldon is also included on this CD as it would be too small to distribute separately. Coverage is of Baptisms 1737 to 1841, Marriages 1745 to 1882, and Burials 1853 to 1900.


MATLOCK
St Giles's Church

Matlock CD
  • Baptisms 1637 - 1837
  • Marriages 1637 - 1860
  • Burials 1637 - 1910

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MATLOCK BATH
Holy Trinity Church

Cromford CD
  • Baptisms 1842 - 1900
  • Marriages 1844 - 1900
  • Burials 1845 - 1900

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This CD also includes records for Cromford.


MONYASH
St Leonard's Church

Monyash CD
  • Baptisms 1672 - 1841
  • Marriages 1672 - 1860
  • Burials 1672 - 1900

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This is an interesting CD, since it represents a resource which was formerly unavailable to researchers visiting the Derbyshire County Record Office, as the parish register for 1707-1754 had been lost. Fortunately, however the Bishops Transcripts for the period survived, and entries have been included from those held at the Lichfield Record Office. Although there were no marriages between 1756 and 1813 in either source, and records for 1690-96 have been lost completely, it is still a remarkable new resource.

As usual, photographs of Monyash are included on the CD as well.


MORTON
Holy Cross Church

Morton CD
  • Baptisms 1577 - 1842
  • Marriages 1575 - 1860
  • Burials 1576 - 1900

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Please note some entries may have been lost from this register as two leaves were removed (cut out) at some time in the past. Fortunately, however, a Doctor Kelly had transcribed some of the records before this happened, and his manuscripts have been deposited in Derby City Local Studies Library. We have extracted what we were able to from these, so there may not be too many missing after all.


NORTH WINGFIELD
St Lawrence's Church

North Wingfield CD
  • Baptisms 1567 - 1837
  • Marriages 1567 - 1860
    (includes Clay Cross 1852 - 1860)
  • Burials 1567 - 1900 (includes
    Pilsley 1874 - 1900 & Clay Cross 1852 - 1891)

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OLD BRAMPTON
SS Peter & Paul's Church

Old Brampton CD
  • Baptisms 1658 - 1837
  • Marriages 1658 - 1860
  • Burials 1658 - 1900

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SHIRLAND
St Leonard's Church

Shirland CD
  • Baptisms 1661 - 1842
  • Marriages 1661 - 1860
  • Burials 1661 - 1900

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Note: the earliest baptisms and burials recorded in the Shirland parish registers date from 1695, and the earliest burials from 1678. However Bishops Transcripts are available from 1661, and entries on this CD have been compiled from both sources.


STONEY MIDDLETON
St Martin's Church

Stoney Middleton CD
  • Baptisms 1663 - 1841
  • Marriages 1663 - 1860
  • Burials 1663 - 1862

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Once again, the Neals have visited the Diocesan Record Office at Lichfield to fill in gaps left in Parish Register coverage. The General Register lodged at the Derbyshire County Record Office begins in 1715, but Bishops Transcripts survive from 1663, and entries have been included from that period up to the start of the Parish Register, apart from the few years for which the Bishops Transcripts are also missing. For the record, that's 1669-70, 1686-90, 1712-13, 1774-5, and 1862.

Another coup for the Neals, and as usual, photographs of Stoney Middleton are included on the CD as well.


TADDINGTON
St Michael & All Angels Church

Taddington CD
  • Baptisms 1642 - 1841
  • Marriages 1642 - 1860
  • Burials 1642 - 1900

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This is not a large CD, but parish register coverage is fragmented so trips to the Diocesan Record Office at Lichfield were necessary to fill in some of the gaps. This is reflected in the higher price, but the contents also has the considerable advantage of providing a record of a number of baptisms and marriages which are not also available in the IGI (FamilySearch)


TIBSHELF
St John the Baptist's Church

Tibshelf CD
  • Baptisms 1627 - 1842
  • Marriages 1628 - 1860
  • Burials 1627 - 1900

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TIDESWELL
St John the Baptist's Church
(including Wheston, Litton, Cressbrook and Millers Dale)

Tideswell CD
  • Baptisms 1635 - 1841
  • Marriages 1635 - 1900
  • Burials 1635 - 1900

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This massive undertaking, which has taken over a year to complete, comprises 12,350 baptisms, 13,260 burials and 2,600 marriages, which incidentally is more than Bakewell, with 10,260 baptisms and 11,760 burials. Bakewell does however have more marriages - nearly 6,800 - as is to be expected as it was the "mother" church for chapelries such as Buxton (yes really!) and Baslow, which weren't always available for marriages.

Worthy of note is that a significant number of entries prior to 1813 provide a father's profession, and for burials sometimes an age at death and what a person died of (smallpox being common!). The transcription also covers the gap in IGI (Family Search) coverage, compiled from the Bishops Transcripts, which are missing for a period circa 1730-60.

The greater effort involved in its preparation and transcription is reflected in the higher price of £20, plus the usual £1 extra for overseas.

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WINSTER
St John's Church

Winster CD
  • Baptisms 1633 - 1837
  • Marriages 1658 - 1860
  • Burials 1642 - 1900

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YOULGREAVE
All Saints Church

Youlgreave CD
  • Baptisms 1558 - 1840
  • Marriages 1558 - 1860
  • Burials 1558 - 1900

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Social History CD

A HISTORY OF LUNACY IN 19TH CENTURY DERBYSHIRE
Including some Miscellaneous Lists

Lunacy CD An account compiled by Sylvia Wright, illustrated by extracts from various documents, including a Certifying Certificate, transcript of the 1841 Census of St Werburgh Parish, Derby, Green Hill House Lunatic Asylum, accounts of treatment and images of some barbaric "treatment" devices.

The cover image is a copy of the Edvard Munch painting “The Scream”.

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This CD also contains the following additional lists of names:-
  1. Ashover Inhabitants, 1757
    Inhabitants of Ashover aged between 18 and 50 compiled for Military or Rate purposes.

  2. Ashover Lords-of-the-Manor, 1779
    Lords of the Manor and an indication of their income from rents.

  3. Manor of Babington (Ashover) Rents, 1635
    Listing of the rents due from properties to the Manor of Babington's in Ashover.

  4. Lunacy Returns 1828, 1831 and 1836 (with index)
    The lunacy returns for Derbyshire for 1828, 1831 and 1836 (includes age and parish).

  5. The Ashover Protestation, 1641/2
    The Protestation Oath - all males over the age of 18 years declaring loyalty to Charles I.

  6. Quakers Return of Derbyshire Quakers of 1665, 1668 and 1670
    "All below of Chesterfield Meeting area";. Some names include place of residence.

  7. A memorial to the Great Snow of 1614/5 - Winster PR
    A memorial to the Great Snow of 1614/5, which was followed by 1615 - A Dry Summer.

System Requirements

We provide the information in a variety of formats (including PDF) to ensure CDs should be readable on virtually any operating system. There are three database formats, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Works and Comma-Separated Variable (CSV - suitable for importing into a spreadsheet such as Excel)

Word Processor (DOC) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) versions are also included, listing records in both chronological and in alphabetical order, although of course these cannot provide the full functionality of a database or spreadsheet for sorting and searching.

Note: Access 97 and above users may wish to be aware there is a fundamental problem in trying to open databases from any read-only media (eg CD), so you will need to copy the database to your hard disk before you can view it.

The CDs also have photograph collections in JPG format, which can be viewed with your favourite image viewer. IrfanView is a good Freeware one, but you can also use Internet Explorer if necessary. Microsoft Paint, one of the Windows 9x Accessories will also suffice.

Ordering Information

Prices quoted are in Sterling, and include postage and packing. Payment may be by Sterling cheque, postal order, or via the PayPal system.

The e-mail address for enquiries and for PayPal is:-

Orders by post (accompanied by Sterling cheques) may be sent to:-

Val Neal
50 Main Street,
Middleton,
MATLOCK,
DE4 4LU,
England.
Make cheques &c. payable to "Val Neal", and please be sure to state which of the above CDs you require!

The CDROM will be sent in a "Jiffy" (bubble wrap padded) envelope complete with slimline "Jewel Case". Please be patient whilst waiting for delivery as it may take us up to 21 days for us to process your order, plus an allowance for time in the post. Delays are possible even in the UK, and for Overseas, where orders are sent at "Small Packet" Rate), an extra 7 to 10 days should be allowed. Thank you.

Finally, please note that as a very strict rule none of us are able to provide individual lookups from the material on offer, however if the information supplied here isn't clear, or for technical support further queries may be sent to the email address provided above.


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