Breaston Derbyshire Family History Guide

Breaston is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1719 from chapelry in Wilne chapelry in Sawley Ancient Parish. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1719
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1719

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Methodist New Connexion, and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Sawley
  • Risley
  • Elvaston
  • Wilne
  • Ockbrook
  • Sandiacre

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BREASTON, a chapelry in Wilne parish, Derbyshire; on the Derby canal and the Midland railway, ½ a mile NW of Sawley station, and 8 ESE of Derby. Post Town, Sawley, under Derby. Real property £3,593. Pop., 709. Houses, 160. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Risley, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £350. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is good; and there are two Methodist chapels, and charities £16.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


Derbyshire parish registers. Marriages
by Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Blagg, Thomas Matthews, ed

Breaston Derbyshire Marriages 1719 to 1810 -

Breaston Derbyshire Marriages 1719 to 1810 - UK Genealogy Archives


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Shardlow
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Sawley
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Ockbrook
Poor Law Union: Shardlow
Hundred: Morleston and Litchurch
Province: Canterbury