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

  • Breaston
  • Lockington
  • Barton in Fabis
  • Risley
  • Thrumpton
  • Attenborough
  • Wilne
  • Shardlow
  • Sandiacre

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


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 -

Sawley Derbyshire Marriages 1656 to 1837 - UK Genealogy Archives


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