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

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

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

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