Fenny Bentley Derbyshire Family History Guide

Fenny Bentley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1604
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bradbourne with Ballidon
  • Thorpe
  • Tissington
  • Kniveton
  • Ashbourne with Mapleton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BENTLEY (Fenny), a parish in Ashborne district, Derby; in Dovedale, 2½ miles N of Ashborne r. station. It has a post office under Ashborne. Acres, 1,036. Real property, £2,023. Pop., 305. Houses, 63. The manor belonged to the Beresfords and the Cottons; and belongs now to Sir W. Fitzherbert, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £124. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church was repaired in 1850, and contains a curious old monument of the Beresfords.

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


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