Crich, Derbyshire Family History Guide

Crich is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.

Other places in the parish include: Wessington and Washington.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1600
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664

Nonconformists include: General Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CRICH, a township in Belper district, and a parish in Belper, Chesterfield, and Bakewell districts, Derby. The township adjoins the Cromford canal and the river Derwent, near Wingfield and Whatstandwell-Bridge r. stations, 4 miles W by S of Alfreton; has a post office under Derby; was formerly a market-town; and still has fairs on Old Lady-day and Old Michaelmas-day. Acres, 3,770. Pop., 2,829. Houses, 612. The parish contains also the townships of Wessington and Tansley. Acres, 5,878. Real property, £11,800; of which £100 are in mines, and £2,427 in quarries. Pop., 3,970. Houses, 858. The property is much subdivided. Lead mines, in limestone, at Crich-Cliffs, are very valuable. Crich-Cliffs are conspicuous hills; and Crich-Stand, on their summit, has an altitude of 995 feet above the level of the sea, and commands an extensive view. Many of the inhabitants are employed in a bobbin-mill and in stocking-weaving. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £170. Patrons, Trustees. The church is handsome, and has a tower and spire. The rectory of Tanslee and the vicarage of Wessington are separate benefices. There are six dissenting chapels, a national school, and charities £9.

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

Census

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Crich, 1871-1891 Author: Great Britain. Census Office

Parish chest records, 1711-1846 Author: Crich (Derbyshire)

Parish chest records, 1741-1882 Author: Crich (Derbyshire)

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Crich, 1673-1874 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crich (Derbyshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Tansley, 1839-1878 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Tansley (Derbyshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Wessington, 1860-1865 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Wessington (Derbyshire)

England, Derbyshire, Crich, Bowns Hill United Methodist Free Church, church records, 1910-1980 Author: Bownes Hill Chapel (Crick, Derbyshire : United Methodist Free); Bownes Hill Chapel (Crick, Derbyshire : Methodist); Derbyshire Record Office

England, Derbyshire, Crich, parish registers, 1903-1971 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crich (Derbyshire); Derbyshire Record Office

Parish chest records, 1741-1882 Author: Crich (Derbyshire)

Parish registers for Crich, 1565-1991 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crich (Derbyshire)

Parish registers for Tansley, 1840-1952 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Tansley (Derbyshire)

Parish registers for Wessington, 1858-1892 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Wessington (Derbyshire)

Computer printout of Crich, Derby., Eng

Computer printout of Tansley, Derby., Eng

Computer printout of Wessington, Derby., Eng

Parish register printouts of Crich, Derby, England ; christenings, 1810-1874 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Crich, Derby, England ; marriages, 1810-1836 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Church History

The cartulary of the Wakebridge chantries at Crich Author: Saltman, Avrom

Cemeteries

Baptist Church, Crich Author: Derbyshire Family History Society

Memorial inscriptions of the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Crich, Derbyshire Author: Derbyshire Family History Society

Occupations

Parish chest records, 1711-1846 Author: Crich (Derbyshire)

Parish chest records, 1741-1882 Author: Crich (Derbyshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest records, 1711-1846 Author: Crich (Derbyshire)

Schools

England, Derbyshire, Crich, Crich Council School, admission registers, 1883-1939 Author: Crich British School (Crich, Derbyshire); Derbyshire Record Office

England, Derbyshire, Crich, Crich Infants School, admission registers, 1902-1950 Author: Crich Parochial School (Crich, Derbyshire); Derbyshire Record Office

History

850 years of Crich parish church, 1135-1985 : words behind a pageant Author: James, Trevor

Derbyshire Parish Records

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

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

Occupations

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Derbyshire
  • Civil Registration District: Belper
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Alfreton
  • Poor Law Union: Belper
  • Hundred: Morleston and Litchurch; Scarsdale
  • Province: Canterbury