Derby St Peter is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Derbyshire. Normanton is a chapelry of Derby St Peter.

Other places in the parish include: Litchurch, Derby Christ Church, and Derby Holy Trinity.

Parish church: St Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Separate registers exist for Derby Christ Church

  • Parish registers: 1844
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1848

Separate registers exist for Derby Holy Trinity

  • Parish registers: 1837
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1838

Nonconformists include: General Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Swedenborgian/New Jerusalem/New Church, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

See Derby Derbyshire Family History Guide

History, Gazetteer and Directory of Derbyshire Bagshaw 1846

St Peter’s is an ancient gothic structure in St Peter’s street with nave chancel side aisles and has galleries all round a square tower embattled with pinnacles and a peal of five bells The living is B discharged vicarage valued in the kings books at 8 now 148 in the patronage of the Rev Charles Wright who is also incumbent This church was in the reign of king Stephen given to the abbey of Derley and at the desolation the advowson was granted to the bailiffs and burgesses of Derby In this church a chapel was founded before the 21st year of Henry VIII by Robert Lyversege of Derby in which his priest and successors were to celebrate divine worship and say mass every Friday Thirteen poor men or women were required to be present and were to receive a silver penny every time of their attendance Also here was a chantry of the blessed Mary it was endowed with various messuages cottages gardens meadows and hereditaments which in the reign of queen Mary were in the tenure of ten different persons and by her were granted to the bailiffs and burgesses of Derby Rev Wm Fisher curate Mr Wm John Stenson organist Thomas Dawson parish clerk Thomas Pratt sexton and Joseph Walkerdine beadle.

Source: History, gazetteer and directory of Derbyshire, with the town of Burton-upon-Trent; Samuel Bagshaw (of Sheffield.) 1846

Parish Records

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


Derby St Peter Derbyshire Marriages 1558-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives

Parish Records – FamilySearch

FamilySearch Catalog – Free


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

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


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


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Derby
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Derby
Poor Law Union: Derby
Hundred: Derby Borough; Morleston and Litchurch; Repton and Gresley
Province: Canterbury

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