Ockbrook is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.

Other places in the parish include: Barrowash.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1630

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Moravian/United Brethren, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Ockbrook

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OCKBROOK, a village and a parish in Shardlow district, Derbyshire. The village stands 1 mile NNE of the Derby canal and of Borrowash r. station, and 4¾ E of Derby; and has a post-office under Derby. The parish contains also the village of Borrowash, and comprises 1,730 acres. Real property, £5,869. Pop. in 1851, 1,763; in 1861, 1,506. Houses, 344. The decrease of pop. was caused by depression in the silk glove trade. The property is much subdivided. There are many goodresidences. A large cotton factory is on the river Derwent at Borrowash; and a water and steam flour mill is at Shacklecross. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £160. Patron, T. Pares, Esq. The church is partly Norman; was enlarged and repaired in 1835, at a cost of £700; and has a low tower, with Octagonal spire. There are a Moravian establishment, Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, national and infant schools, and charities £21 at Ockbrook; and a national school used as a chapel of ease, and Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels at Borrowash. The Moravian establishment was founded in 1750; comprisesthree boarding schools for respectively about 50 boys, 30 girls, and 20 girls; and has, in the centre, a commodious chapel, with a burial-ground behind.

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


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

Ockbrook, Derbyshire Marriages 1631 to 1812 – Archive.org

Ockbrook, Derbyshire Marriages 1631 to 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


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Agard Mary; Francis Stringer Agard; & William Stringer Agard; Barrowash, Derbyshire, millers, Dec. 24, 1822.


  • County: Derbyshire
  • Civil Registration District: Shardlow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Ockbrook
  • Poor Law Union: Shardlow
  • Hundred: Morleston and Litchurch
  • Province: Canterbury

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