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St Alkmund

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Census

  • The parish was in the Derby sub-district of the Derby Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2494 thru 2497
1891 R.G. 12 / 2736 thru 2738

Churches

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Church History

  • The first Christian church was raised here in 820 AD.
     
  • The 9th century church of Saint Alkmund was pulled down in 1841.
     
  • The Church of St. Alkmund was erected in 1846 at a cost of about £12,000.
     
  • This new church had a western tower with a lofty octagonal spire.
     
  • This church seated 1,250.
     
  • This church was demolished in 1968 to make way for a new Inner Ring road.
     
  • There is a new St. Alkmund Church building, erected in 1971 on Kedleston Road and consecrated in March 1972.
     
  • In 1984, St Werburgh ecclesiastical parish merged with St. Alkmund's.
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1538 and is in good condition.
     
  • Marriages at St Alkmund's Church, 1538-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Derby sub-district of the Derby Registration District.
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Description and Travel

Little Chester is a hamlet in this parish.

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Gazetteers

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Genealogy

From Janet ANDERSON in San Jose, California:

In the Derby Mercury for October 29, 1834: "MARY ELKIN, aged 19, was charged with stealing in the parish of Saint Alkmund, nineteen sovereigns and one five-pound note, the property of Mr. Thomas HEBBERN."

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which St Alkmund 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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Medical Records

The Queen Mary Nursing Home was a private maternity hospital, founded around 1865. Hospitals did not have to archive patient records, but you may find photographs and administrative records in the Archives.

Ian CALDER has a photograph of the Queen Mary Nursing Home entrance on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2014.

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Newspapers

Jon CANTRILL provides this extract from the Derby Mercury of 7th January 1829: Marriages: "On the 29th ult. At St. Alkmund's Church, by the Rev. C. R. HOPE, Mr. BAILEY, farmer, of Mickleover, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. T. MANSFIELD, of the Eagle and Child Public House, in this place."

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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 Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • In 1898 this Civil Parish was abolished and merged into the new Derby Municipal Borough.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings every Friday.
     
  • There is a single Derby St. Alkmund Bastardy Paper held at the DRO on the Yesterdays Journey website. Select "Bastardy Papers" on the left side, then "Derby St. Alkmund" from the list of parishes displayed.
     
  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Derby Poorlaw Union.