Willesley Derbyshire Family History Guide

Willesley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1677
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1708

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Church Gresley
  • Seal
  • Ashby de la Zouch Holy Trinity
  • Measham
  • Packington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WILLESLEY, a parish in the district of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and county of Derby; 1½ mile SSW of Ashby-de-la-Zouch r. station. Post town, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Acres, 910. Real property, £1,233. Pop., 45. Houses, 9. The manor, with W. Hall, belongs to Lady E. M. A. Hastings. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £65. Patron, Lady E. M. A. Hastings. The church is good.

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


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