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Osmaston by Derby Derbyshire Family History Guide

Osmaston by Derby is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1733 from chapelry in Derby St Werburgh Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Osmaston next Derby

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1743
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Normanton
  • Derby St Peter
  • Sinfin Moor
  • Boulton
  • Chaddesden

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OSMASTON, a parish in Shardlow district, Derbyshire; on the Grand Trunk canal, and on the Midland railway, near the river Trent, 2 miles S S E of Derby r.station. It has a post-office under Derby. Acres, 1, 254. Real property, £2, 377. Pop., 152. Houses, 28. Most of the property belongs to Sir Robert Wilmot, Bart. Osmaston Hall is Sir Robert's seat; was built in 1696; is in the Italian style, with two fronts 192 and 217 feet long; contains a rich collection of paintings, and some ancient tapestry; and stands in well-wooded grounds, commanding fine views. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £280.* Patron, Sir R. Wilmot, Bart. The church is ancient; consists of nave and chancel, with wooden turret; and was recently in disrepair. Charities, £7.

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


Osmaston by Derby Derbyshire Marriages 1743-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Shardlow
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Derby
Poor Law Union: Shardlow
Hundred: Repton and Gresley
Province: Canterbury