The Derby School Register 1570-1901 [Download HERE]
Derby School had an almost continuous history of education of over eight centuries. For most of that time it was a grammar school for boys. The school became co-educational and comprehensive in 1974 and was closed in 1989.
This book was published in 1902, edited by Benjamin Tacchella, a modern languages master at the school, and lists all the Masters, Pupils and other records of the school. The preface states that "All available sources have been drawn upon: College admission registers (both of Oxford and Cambridge), biographical notices, pedigrees, memoirs, town records etc"
(Please see important notes and information at the bottom of this page.)
The Old Halls, Manors & Families of Derbyshire Vol 1 [Download HERE]
The Hundred of the High Peak
The Old Halls, Manors & Families of Derbyshire Vol 4 [Download HERE]
The Hundred of Scarsdale
The Old Halls, Manors & Families of Derbyshire Vol 2 [Download HERE]
By Joseph Tilley. 1892. Volume Two of the set is for the Appletree Hundred and Wirksworth Wapentake:
DALBURY AND LEES,
DUFFIELD AND EDLASTON
MARSTON ON DOVE AND MARSTON MONTGOMERY,
NORBURY AND OSMASTON,
RADBOURN AND SCROPTON,
SHIRLEY, SNELSTON, AND SOMERSALL HERBERT,
SUDBURY, SUTTON ON THE HILL, AND TRUSLEY,
FENNY BENTLEY AND BONSAL, BRADBOURNE AND CARSINGTON,
HARTINGTON, HOGNASTON, KIRK IRETON, KNIVETON, AND MAPPLETON,
MATLOCK, PARWICH, THORPE, AND TISSINGTON,
Lords of the Manors, Appletree Hundred
Lords of the Manors, Wirksworth Wapentake
Manors and their Tenure, Appletree Hundred
Manors and their Tenure, Wirksworth Wapentake
Armoury for the Appletree Hundred
Armoury for the Wirksworth Wapentake
Heraldic Quarterings Blazoned, Appletree Hundred
Heraldic Quarterings Blazoned, Wirksworth Wapentake
Freeholders of Derbyshire, 1633, Appletree Hundred..
Freeholders of Derbyshire, 1633, Wirksworth Wapcntake
The Kirk Family of Alfreton [Download HERE]
The Genealogy of John Kirk, born 1660 at Alfreton in Derbyshire and Darby Township, Chester, Delaware USA.
Compiled by Miranda S. Roberts 1912
Derbyshire Charters [Download HERE]
" A Descriptive Catalog of Derbyshire Charters found in Public and Private Libraries and Muniment Rooms" Abstracts from ancient deeds relating to Derbyshire, from libraries and collections. Earliest charter is Clk Abbey (sic) circa 1129-1139 up to 1550. Fiftysix 12th century charters printed in full. Arranged alphabetically by placename.
Three Centuries of Derbyshire Annals Volume One [Download HERE]
Three Centuries of Derbyshire Annals Volume Two [Download HERE]
"Records of the Quarter Sessions of the County of Derby from Queen Elizabeth to Queen Victoria. By Charles Cox. These books contains information useful to any researching their families as it mentions names of local people not found in any other documentation of the time.
Introductory; Administrative; Count Forces; Ecclesiastical.
Criminal; Fiscal; Poor Law; Economical; Territorial; Miscellenea
EXAMPLE: "The High Constables were instructed to see that the petty constables returned the names of all rovers, badgers, and swailers within their liberties. At the Trans. Sessions, 1714 presentments on this subject were made by all the constables. We give two instances of the form that these presentments took. July ye 13, 1714.
A True & perfect List of ye names of all Drovers, Badgers, & Swalers within ye Liberty
of Shottle & Posterne.
by me Thomas Spendlove Const.
The Visitation of Derbyshire [Download HERE]
The 1663 Visitation of Derbyshire (Pedigrees of notable families) At first sight, the heralds' visitations are an ideal source of information for the medieval genealogist. The visitations produced a collection of pedigrees of families with the right to bear arms, recorded between the early 16th and the late 17th century, but in many cases extending much further back. Though they are indeed a valuable source, they must be used with great care, and confirmed from contemporary records wherever possible.
Glover's History & Gazetteer of Derbyshire: Vol One [Download HERE]
Glover's History & Gazetteer of Derbyshire: Vol Two [Download HERE]
Glover's Alphabetical Directory of Derbyshire: Vol Three [Download HERE]
1) The History & Gazetteer of the County of Derby, Drawn up from Actual Observation and from the Best Authorities, containing a Variety of Geological, Minerological, Commercial and Statistical Information, Illustrated by a Map of the County, and numerous Copper-Plate and wood Engravings, Published by Stephen Glover, Edited by Thomas Noble, Derby 1881.
2) History & Gazetteer of the County of Derby part II - containing Parochial and family history, pedigrees, biography and statistics. (Belper entry begins on page 100) (1829)
3) The Alphabetical Directory of the County of Derby containing upwards of 15 thousand names taken in the years 1827, 8 and 9, contains massive lists of names of tradesmen, nobility, clergy etc.
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