Ockbrook, Derbyshire Family History Guide

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


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