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

Other places in the parish include: Little Chester.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

See Derby Derbyshire Family History Guide

History, Gazetteer and Directory of Derbyshire Bagshaw 1846

St Wsbeuboh The ancient structure situated near the Markeaton brook is supposed to have been built before the Norman conquest its foundation was injured by occasional floods so that in 1001 the tower fell and within a century afterwards the church having become ruinous the present edifice was erected at the principal charge of the parishonera by the great zeal of the Rev James Walker the vicar who died in 1700 and endowed the church with part of the tithes of Derby It consists of nave chancel and side aisles in the Tuscan style with a fine Gothic tower and five bells with galleries on the north and south sides and west end in which is an organ erected about 1839 by Gray of London at a cost of 350 The living is a discharged vicarage valued in the king’s books at 5 12s 8d now 298 in the patronage of the crown the Rev Edward Unwin is the incumbent In the reign of king Stephen the church of St Werbergh was given to the abbey at Derley In this church there was a chantry of the blessed Mary It was endowed with various messuages gardens cottages and lands which in the reign of queen Mary were in the tenure of ten different persons and by her granted to the corporation of Derby.

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


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

Derby St Werburgh Derbyshire Marriages 1558-1837 –

Derby St Werburgh Derbyshire Marriages 1558-1837 – 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
Province: Canterbury

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