Pinxton Derbyshire Family History Guide

Pinxton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1673

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

Adjacent Parishes

  • Alfreton
  • Fulwood, Nottinghamshire
  • Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Selston with Underwood and Westwood, Nottinghamshire
  • South Normanton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PINXTON, a village and a parish in the district of Mansfield and county of Derby. The village stands adjacent to a branch of the Erewash canal, to the Mansfield branch of the Erewash Valley railway, and to the boundary with Notts, 3 miles E by S of Alfreton; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Alfreton. The parish comprises 1,210 acres. Real property, £4,876; of which £2,480 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 943; in 1861, 1,367. Houses, 262. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Brookhill Hall, belongs to the heir of the late D' Ewes Coke, Esq. Coal is extensively mined, and nails are made. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £293. Patrons, the Trustees of the late D' Ewes Coke, Esq. The church stands on an eminence; consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains tablets to the Cokes. There are two Methodist chapels, a parochial school, and 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

Parish Records - FamilySearch

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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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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