Duffield Derbyshire Family History Guide

Duffield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.

Other places in the parish include: Windley.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1598
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, General Baptist, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Allestree
  • Little Eaton
  • Holbrook
  • Belper
  • Turnditch
  • Quarndon
  • Muggington
  • Milford
  • Bridge Hill
  • Hazlewood

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DUFFIELD, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Belper district, Derbyshire. The village stands on the river Derwent, adjacent to the North Midland railway, 4¼ miles N of Derby; was known, at Domesday, as Dunelle; and has a station on the railway, a post office‡ under Derby, and fairs on the Thursday after 1 Jan. and 1 March. The township includes the village; extends into the country; and carries on cotton spinning, lace-making, stocking-making, glove-making, and mining. Real property, £11,872. Pop., 2,639. Houses, 571. The parish contains also the townships of Hazlewood, Turnditch, Windley, and Shottle and Postern, and the chapelries of Holbrook and Belper. Acres, 17,390. Real property, £43,292; of which £145 are in quarries. Pop., 16,776. Houses, 3,518. The property is much subdivided. Duffield Hall, Duffield House, and Duffield Bank are chief residences. A castle was built, about 1096, by Henry de Ferrars, on a spot now called Castle-orchard, at the north-west end of the village; and demolished, in 1325 by Henry II. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £185. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is good. The chapelries of Belper, Bridge-Hill, Hazlewood, Heage, Holbrook, Milford, and Turnditch are separate benefices. There are several dissenting chapels, a free school with £124 from endowment, and other charities with £253. The sub-district contains four townships of Duffield parish, parts of another parish, and five entire parishes. Acres, 23,975. Pop., 6,466. Houses, 1,349.

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


Duffield Derbyshire Marriages 1598-1766 - UK Genealogy Archives

Duffield Derbyshire Marriages 1766-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Belper
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Duffield
Poor Law Union: Belper
Hundred: Appletree
Province: Canterbury