in the COUNTY OF DERBYSHIRE
Parish Registers and Other Aspects of Crich
Welcome! Thanks for dropping by. This is just the beginnings of creating a site on which various records, as well as a variety of information about the village where I live might be made available to all those who have an interest in Crich Parish both genealogical and otherwise. Although Crich Parish, presently including Fritchley, Whatstandwell, Crich Carr, Plaistow Green and Wheatcroft are currently very much 'growing' communities in their own right, it is my belief that we must never lose sight of "from whence we have come", and the debt we owe to our forebears. I hope therefore that as this site develops, visitors will be encouraged to have an increasing affection for this part of Derbyshire and it's people. Guests to the site will also find Parish Register information for the villages of Wessington and Tansley, both of which ceased to be part of Crich Parish some years ago.
I am delighted to announce that I have handed over all my Crich Parish information to two other Crich residents, Peter Patilla and Brian Gibbons.
They are working together on a new site which will contain most, if not all my old information, as well as introducing a great deal of new material.
The new site, although still in its infancy, already contains a great deal of information, and went live a couple of weeks ago.
To visit the new site - click on the link below
I will leave the existing site active for a little while, and then after an appropriate time just provide the re-direct link to the new site.
I hope that this site has been of help over the past few years, and give my very best wishes to Peter & Brian as they develop the new site.
Regards to all,
1: Extract from GLOVER'S Directory - Fascinating and considerable detail about Crich
2: What BAGSHAW'S Directory has to say about Crich Parish
3: TALE of CRICH - A History of Our Parish - by - Geoffrey Dawes <<NEW>>
Former local resident Geoffrey originally had this wonderful history of the Parish published privately in 1988. Only 50 copies were printed. I am therefore honoured to have his permisson to transcribe for a wider audience what I consider to be, the fullest account I have yet come across of the development of our Parish. I anticipate that it will take me some little time to complete, but I have given a reasonably full index, so that visitors to this site will see what is yet to come. I am excited about making this available to you all.
4: PARISH REGISTERS Entries are complete for the following years:
BAPTISM: 1813 to 1825 ---- MARRIAGES: 1813 to 1825 ---- BURIALS: 1813 to 1825
5: CENSUS INDEX I have just begun to transcribe the 1841 Census. Check here for links to what can be viewed so far.
6: CRICH 'STRAYS' - In your research have you come across the names of any 'Crich' resident whose Baptism, Marriage or Burial event may have taken place in an unexpected place, ie. another town or village, perhaps even far from home! Or maybe you have discovered a former Crich resident on a Census return in another place. If so, I invite you to contact me so that the 'event' can be recorded on this page and shared with others who may just be looking for the piece of information you have uncovered.
7: OLD FAMILIES of the PARISH of CRICH
(If your ancestors came from Crich Parish and you have a web site that tells us about them, then please ask for a 'link' to be put on this page.)
<<Check out a new link which has been added about the family of Joseph PLATTS from Bullbridge (in Crich Parish in the early 1800's)>>
<< Also a link has been added to the family of William SMITH who emigrated to Australia in about 1855 to work in the Gold Mines>>
8: EDUCATION in CRICH - A Brief History - by Sylvia Taylor
9: FRAMEWORK KNITTING in CRICH - A Summary - by Mrs. D. M. Howarth
10: STONE WORKERS and LEAD MINERS in CRICH PARISH - by Mrs. E. J. Varty
11: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CRICH - By Roger Shelley - Taken from the special 'Millenium issue of 'Crich Community News', Roger gives dates of some of the significant developments in Crich Parish, right up to 1997.
12: 'LINKS' TO OTHER SITES - If your site has Crich or Derbyshire interest please let me know.
13: PICTURE GALLERY - Never been here? Want to know what the area is like? A few photographs for you to have a look at. More to be added later.
If you want to look at quite well detailed maps of Crich Parish, or indeed Central Derbyshire, please click on the following links.
The maps are excellent and are provided courtesy of
Do you want to look for every page on this site that contains the name you are looking for, then use this on-site Search Engine.
More records, and a variety of other detail will be added to this Crich Parish Site as time permits. If you have any information on Crich Parish, its people or its history then do please feel free to contact me on the following e-mail address [email protected] . I would be very happy to hear from you.
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