Smisby Derbyshire Family History Guide

Smisby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. 

Alternative names: Smithsby

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1720
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1679

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Repton
  • The Boundary
  • Hartshorne
  • Ashby de la Zouch
  • Ashby de la Zouch Holy Trinity
  • Ticknall

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SMISBY, or Smithsby, a parish, with a village, in the district of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and county of Derby; 2 miles N by W of Ashby-de-la-Zouch r. station. Post town, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Acres, 996. Real property, £1,982. Pop., 304. Houses, 77. The manor belongs to Sir J. H. Crewe, Bart. The scene of the tournament described in Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe" is within 200 yards of the village. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £58. Patron, the Marquis of Hastings. The church is ancient. There are a church estate yielding £41 a year, a Wesleyan chapel, and a national school.

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

Smisby Derbyshire Marriages 1720 to 1812 -

Smisby Derbyshire Marriages 1720 to 1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


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