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].

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)

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