Sawley Derbyshire Family History Guide

Sawley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Sawley and Wilsthorpe, Long Eaton, Wilsthorpe, and Sawley with Wilsthorpe. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1654
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1672

Separate registers exist for Long Eaton

  • Parish registers: 1813
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include: General Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SAWLEY, a village, a township, and a parish, in Shardlow district, Derbyshire. The village stands on the river Trent, near the Grand Trunk canal and the Derby and Nottingham railway, 8½ miles ESE of Derby; was once a market town; and has a post-office under Derby, a r. station, and a fair on 12 Nov. The township contains also Wilsthorpe village, and comprises 1,915 acres. Real property, £3,557. Pop., 1,082. Houses, 252. The parish contains likewise the township of Long Eaton, and comprises 3,834 acres. Pop. in 1851, 1,934; in 1861, 2,633. Houses, 588. The increase of pop. arose from facilities of railway communication, and from erection of steam-factories. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Earl of Harrington. The constructing of railway-carriage and railway-wheel works, and the making of fancy nets, are carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is ancient, and has a tower and lofty spire. The p. curacy of Long Eaton is a separate benefice. Three dissenting chapels, a national school, and charities £34, are in Sawley; and five dissenting chapels, a national school, and alms-houses are in Long Eaton.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Census

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

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918

Marriages

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

Sawley Derbyshire Marriages 1656 to 1837 - Archive.org

Sawley Derbyshire Marriages 1656 to 1837 - UK Genealogy Archives

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Sawley and Wilsthorpe, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Eaton, 1817-1848 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Long Eaton (Derbyshire)

Bishop's transcripts for Sawley, 1672-1852 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sawley (Derbyshire)

England, Derbyshire, Sawley, parish registers, 1811-1977 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sawley (Derbyshire); Derbyshire Record Office

England, Derbyshire, Sawley, Tamworth Road Methodist Chapel, church records, 1956-1962 Author: Derbyshire Record Office

Marriages at Sawley, 1656-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sawley (Derbyshire); Church of England. Chapelry of Long Eaton (Derbyshire)

Parish registers and parish chest records for Sawley, 1654-1940 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sawley (Derbyshire)

Parish registers for Long Eaton, 1813-1882 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Long Eaton (Derbyshire)

Parish registers for Long Eaton, 1813-1934 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Long Eaton (Derbyshire)

Computer printout of Sawley, Derby., Eng

Parish register printouts of Sawley and Long Eaton, Derby, England ; christenings, 1672-1808 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Sawley, Derby, England ; marriages, 1809-1852 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Sawley, Derbyshire, England ; christenings, 1809-1852 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

Cemetery records for Long Eaton, 1884-1997 Author: Long Eaton Cemetery (Long Eaton, Derbyshire)

Welsh families

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1682-1824 Author: Sawley (Derbyshire)

Schools

England, Derbyshire, Sawley, Sawley Baptist School, admission registers, 1863-1921 Author: Derbyshire Record Office

England, Derbyshire, Sawley, Sawley Church of England School, admission registers, 1912-1929 Author: Derbyshire Record Office

Taxation

Poor law records, 1682-1824 Author: Sawley (Derbyshire)

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

Occupations

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

Administration

County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Shardlow
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Sawley
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Ockbrook
Poor Law Union: Shardlow
Hundred: Morleston and Litchurch
Province: Canterbury