Brailsford Genealogical Records

Brailsford Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Derbyshire Registrar's Birth Index (1837-2008)

An index of Derbyshire births recording the sub-registration district the birth was registered in.

Derbyshire Bastardy Index (1718-1860)

A calendar to documents detailing the birth and administration of illegitimate children.

Derbyshire Workhouse Registers (1838-1868)

Extracts from the birth, discharge and death registers of Derbyshire workhouses.

Derbyshire Parish Registers (1538-1910)

An index to 190,000 baptisms, marriages and burials recorded in some of Derbyshire's Anglican churches.

Brailsford Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Brailsford Marriage Records (1653-1810)

A searchable transcript of the marriage registers of Brailsford. Church marriage registers are the primary source for pre-1837 marriages. They may record the bride and groom's residence, the groom's occupation, parent's names, marital status and witnesses.

Derbyshire Registrar's Marriage Index (1837-2010)

An index of Derbyshire marriages recording the place of marriage, not just the registration district.

Vicar General’s Office Marriage Licences (1600-1679)

Abstracts of marriage licences granted by the Vicar-General in London. These licences could be used to marry in any church in the Province of Canterbury.

Derbyshire Marriage Index (1538-1837)

An index to over 75,000 Derbyshire marriages. Includes name of both parties, date of marriage, parish, marital status, occupation and abode.

Brailsford Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Derbyshire Registrar's Death Index (1837-2009)

An index of Derbyshire deaths recording the sub-registration district the death was registered in.

Derbyshire Workhouse Registers (1838-1868)

Extracts from the birth, discharge and death registers of Derbyshire workhouses.

Derbyshire Parish Registers (1538-1910)

An index to 190,000 baptisms, marriages and burials recorded in some of Derbyshire's Anglican churches.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Brailsford Church Records

Derbyshire Church Histories (850-Present)

Histories of Anglican churches in the county of Derbyshire, illustrated with exquisite photographs. Maintained by the Diocese of Derby.

Derbyshire Churches (900-Present)

Profiles of Derbyshire parish churches, including photographs.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Derbyshire Parish Registers (1538-1910)

An index to 190,000 baptisms, marriages and burials recorded in some of Derbyshire's Anglican churches.

England Parish Registers (1914-2013)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at England. Parish registers can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Brailsford Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Derbyshire Hearth Tax Assessments (1662-1670)

Transcriptions of hearth tax records for the county of Derbyshire.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Brailsford Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Derbyshire Will Index (1858-1928)

An index to wills, proved by the Derby Probate Registry. Index includes name, residence and year of probate. Contains entries for Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and other counties.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1619)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Brailsford

Derby Daily Telegraph (1879-1950)

A local paper including news from the Derby area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

Derby Mercury (1727-1900)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Derby area. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald (1855-1903)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering regional news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Derbyshire area.

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

Pall Mall Gazette (1865-1900)

A gentleman's magazine published in London, but covering news from all England, Wales and further afield.

Brailsford Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Brailsford Cemeteries

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

A searchable database of photographs relating to railways and canals in Britain.

Brailsford Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1941)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1932)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1925)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1912-1941)

A collection of directories detailing the history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents of Derbyshire.

Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1912)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Derbyshire Bastardy Index (1718-1860)

A calendar to documents detailing the birth and administration of illegitimate children.

Derbyshire Settlement Examinations (1704-1860)

A calendar to documents that granted a person settlement in a parish so long as they did not become a financial burden.

Derbyshire Removal Index (1687-1864)

A calendar to documents detailing the removal of a person or family from one parish to another.

Derbyshire Criminal Index (1634-1825)

A calendar to criminal cases in Derbyshire, such as from quarter sessions.

Derbyshire Workhouse Reports (1842)

An index to the reports of the relieving officer of the Derby Board of Guardians of the Derby Union Workhouse, naming over 2,000 people.

Brailsford Taxation Records

Derbyshire Hearth Tax Assessments (1662-1670)

Transcriptions of hearth tax records for the county of Derbyshire.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Brailsford Land & Property Records

Derbyshire Domesday Records (1086)

An English translation of Derbyshire domesday records. This transcripts details the county's landowners in 1086.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Brailsford Occupation & Business Records

Derbyshire Photographers (1844-1964)

An index to photographers and photographic studios operating in Derbyshire. Contains biographical information and examples of work.

Derbyshire Apprenticeship Index (1650-1869)

A calendar to documents recording the apprenticeship of children to masters. They often contain genealogical information.

Derbyshire Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of Derbyshire coal and metal mines.

Lost Pubs of Derbyshire (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Brailsford School & Education Records

Derbyshire Schools Registers (1870-1905)

Transcriptions of school registers, which may include date of birth, name of parent(s) or guardian(s), residence and other details.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Brailsford

Victoria County History: Derbyshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Brailsford Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Derbyshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Knights of England (1127-1904)

The most comprehensive listing of Knights of the Crown, listing details where known to the order, date, place and reason for elevation.

Brailsford Military Records

Sherwood Foresters, Notts. and Derbyshire Regiments (1771-1936)

Articles relating to a Midlands infantry regiment and its predecessors

Derbyshire Militia - Army Enlistments (1813)

The names of Derbyshire militia-men who joined the regular Army in 1813.

Derbyshire WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Derbyshire, with some service details.

Derbyshire WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Derbyshire, with some service details.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

Brailsford Immigration & Travel Records

Derbyshire Settlement Examinations (1704-1860)

A calendar to documents that granted a person settlement in a parish so long as they did not become a financial burden.

Derbyshire Removal Index (1687-1864)

A calendar to documents detailing the removal of a person or family from one parish to another.

Derbyshire-Australia Transportations (1784-1788)

A calendar to documents detailing the transportation of people from Derbyshire to Australia.

Derbyshire Transportation Index (1720-1772)

A calendar to records detailing the transportation of people from Derbyshire to parts of the British Empire.

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

Brailsford Histories & Books

Notes & Queries for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire (1893-1898)

Selected issues of a periodical which contains many historical and genealogical tracts relating to the counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Domesday Records (1086)

An English translation of Derbyshire domesday records. This transcripts details the county's landowners in 1086.

Victoria County History: Derbyshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Magna Britannia: Derbyshire (1066-1817)

A general and parochial history of the county, with sections for each parish.

Picture the Past (1485-Present)

A collection of over 100,000 images, such as portraits, postcards and photographs, largely covering the counties of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Biographical Directories Covering Brailsford

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Brailsford Maps

Maps of Derbyshire (1610-1900)

A collection of digitalised maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Ordnance Survey One-inch to the Mile Maps (1945-1947)

High-quality digital reproductions of maps plotting, settlements, roads, natural features and other features in England & Wales.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Brailsford Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Brailsford Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

BRAILSFORD is a large parish and picturesque village, on the old London road and Brailsford Brook, a tributary to the Dove, 6 miles south-south-east from Ashborne station on the North Staffordshire railway, and 7 north-west from Derby, in the Southern division of the county, Appletree hundred, Ashborne union and county court district, Derby petty sessional division, rural deanery of Ashborne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of All Saints, a building of stone in the Norman style, stands by itself a short distance from the village, and consists of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch, and a lofty embattled tower at the west end containing a fine peal of 5 bells, dating from 1717 to 1816: an arcade of three circular arches divides the south aisle from the nave, but the piers are Decorated: at the west end of the aisle is a blocked circular arch with a massive Norman pillar, crowned by a spreading capital ornamented with tooth-mouldings, a smaller pillar supporting the north side of the chancel arch: the chancel is a good specimen of the Decorated work prevailing between 1300 and 1320, and is enriched with six stained windows, the east window being the gift of Henry and Walter Bowden esqrs. the tower is a late but well-built example of the Perpendicular style, c. 1500, and the porch dates generally from 1629, the inner door with its massive iron work and lock being of the 16th century: the font, an octagon, is a Perpendicular work, and bears the Tudor rose: there are three sedilia and a piscina with credence shelf, and in the opposite wall an almery: at the west end of the aisle are ten massive oaken benches of admirable construction, about 300 years old, and in the north wall of the chancel a sepulchral recess, used probably as an Easter sepulchre: the aisle has also an early incised slab of the 12th century: on the south side of the church are the remains of the old churchyard cross consisting of one step only and a base, and an ancient yew tree: the church was partially restored in 1862, when a vestry was added; and the restoration was completed in 1886, when the gallery was removed and the church reseated, the cost being £1,040: the silver communion plate is dated 1732: there are now 250 sittings. The register dates from the year 1647: the early registers are in an excellent state of preservation, and, contrary to general experience, were kept with unusual care and accuracy during the Commonwealth period. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £421, with residence, and including 67 acres of glebe, in the gift of Earl Ferrers, and held since 1859 by the Rev. James Guthrie Croker B.A. of Trinity College, Dublin. Here is a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1821 and seating 200; and a Primitive Methodist chapel, built in 1845 and seating 120. Cox’s charity of £15 yearly is distributed in money, clothing and food: Elizabeth Poole, in 1691, left £20 to the poor of this parish; and in 1714 the Rev. Samuel Labonnel also left £20, the interest being paid to the poor at Easter and Christmas. Brailsford was a Roman settlement. Brailsford Hall, the residence of William Cox esq. M.A., J.P. and Ednaston Lodge, the seat of Robert Knowles esq. J.P. are pleasantly situated near the village. The landowners are Lionel Guy Gisborne esq. of Allestree Hall, who is lord of the manor, William Cox esq. (lord of the manor of Culland), Clement Boughton Kingdon esq. of Melton Mowbray, Leic. Sir Peter C. Walker bart. of Osmaston, and Robert Knowles esq. with several smaller proprietors. The soil is chiefly strong; subsoil, gravel and marl. The land is chiefly kept in pasture for dairy produce. The acreage is 4,365; rateable value, £6,537; the population in 1891 was 639 in the civil and 612 in the ecclesiastical parish.

National School (mixed), erected by the late Sir T. W. Evans bart. for 140 children; average attendance, 106; William Davis, master & organist of the parish church.

Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1899)

Surnames Found in Brailsford

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Murfin335.14
2Yates294.52
3Smith213.27
4Warner182.80
5Harrison152.34
6Hough142.18
7Fitchett132.02
8Large132.02
9Archer111.71
10Ride111.71
11Slater111.71
12Frost111.71
13Tunnicliffe91.40
14Taylor91.40
15Holmes91.40
16Kingdom91.40
17Warin91.40
18Green91.40
19Wood81.25
20Watson71.09
21Maskery71.09
22Slack71.09
23Rose71.09
24Mosley71.09
25Cooper71.09
26Walker71.09
27Jones71.09
28Brough71.09
29Woolley71.09
30Hancocks71.09
31Saint60.93
32Lamb60.93
33Crawford60.93
34Richardson60.93
35Holloway60.93
36Johnson60.93
37Osborne60.93
38Cockeram60.93
39Goodall50.78
40Bull50.78
41Rodgers50.78
42Scotton50.78
43Bembridge50.78
44Haynes50.78
45Randall50.78
46Redshaw50.78
47Kniston50.78
48Sargeant50.78
49Wright50.78
50Foster50.78
51Baimbrigge40.62
52White40.62
53Hanson40.62
54Hurt40.62
55Crockett40.62
56Greenway40.62
57Chapman40.62
58Kirkland40.62
59Yeomans40.62
60Heathcote40.62
61Hulland40.62
62Knibbs40.62
63Fearn40.62
64Morley40.62
65Beeson30.47
66Reeve30.47
67Hodgkinson30.47
68Knight30.47
69Harper30.47
70Grix30.47
71Hill30.47
72Webberley30.47
73Simpson30.47
74Kent30.47
75Winter30.47
76Kenderdine30.47
77Hassel30.47
78Cotterill20.31
79Laban20.31
80Tunstall20.31
81Rogers20.31
82Locker20.31
83Finch20.31
84Kelley20.31
85Eley20.31
86Brewin20.31
87Atkin20.31
88Alcock20.31
89Boam20.31
90Stafford20.31
91Hall20.31
92Wyatt20.31
93Wibley10.16
94Appletree10.16
95Gilman10.16
96Buncroft10.16
97Sidwell10.16
98Alton10.16
99Madeley10.16
100Leadon10.16