Derby St Peter Derbyshire Family History Guide

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


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