Wilne Derbyshire Family History Guide

Wilne is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1822 from Sawley Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Great Wilne, Wilne with Draycott

Other places in the parish include: Draycott, Draycott and Church Wilne, Hopwell, Little Wilne, and Church Wilne. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1540
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1675

Separate registers exist for Draycott

  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1804

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, General Baptist, Methodist New Connexion, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Breaston
  • Sawley
  • Risley
  • Dale Abbey
  • Elvaston
  • Shardlow
  • Ockbrook
  • Sandiacre

Historical Descriptions

Church Wilne

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WILNE, a liberty and a parish in Shardlow district, Derbyshire. The liberty lies on the river Derwent, 1¼ mile SE of Draycott r. station, and 7 ESE of Derby; and bears the name of Church-Wilne or Little Wilne. Pop., 140. Houses, 30. The parish contains also Hopwell hamlet, Draycott liberty, which has a post-office under Derby, Breaston chapelry, which has a postal pillar-box under Derby, and Risley chapelry, which has a post-office under Nottingham. Acres, 8,500. Rated property, £7,573. Pop., 2,095. Houses, 460. The property is much subdivided. Hopwell Hall, Draycott Hall, Draycott House, Draycott Field House, and Risley Hall are chief residences. There are cotton and lace manufactories. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of L. The church is ancient. The rectories of Breaston and Risley are a conjoint separate charge. There are two Methodist chapels, an endowed school with £378 a year, and charities £27.

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

Great Wilne

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WILNE (Great), a township in Ashton-upon-Trent parish, Derby; ½ mile S of Church-Wilne. Pop., 263.

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

Wilne with Draycott Derbyshire Marriages 1540 to 1837 - Archive.org

Wilne with Draycott Derbyshire Marriages 1540 to 1837 - UK Genealogy Archives

Administration

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