Matlock's marriages have been extracted from both Phillimore's
Marriage Indexes and the Parish Register.
Phillimore Transcripts are an important source for genealogists
as they were extracted directly from parish registers and
the registers themselves were one hundred years younger.
Presumably they would have been far easier to read then.
were extracted for Phillimore by Mr. Llewellyn Lloyd Simpson of Derby from
the four volumes of Matlock's parish registers that are listed below and
were originally published with the permission of the
then Rector of Matlock, Rev. J.W. Kewley.
- Volume I (1637 - 1732)
Originally appeared to have been in two parts.
- "A True Regester of all the Christin Mariages &
Burialls in the pa.... of Matlock since 1637, September
29 .... Henrye Smith, Rector. Robert Oates, Henry
- In sections:
Baptisms 1686 - 1687
Burials 1637 - 1687
Baptisms 1689 - 1726
Marriages 1689 - 1732 (in double columns)
Burials 1689 - 1732
- Volume II. (1732 -1780)
"The Register Book of the parish of Matlock
begun in the year 1732. Thomas Hinkesman, Rector. George
- Register begins with Terriers etc., and "The
Custom and Manner of tything Wool & Lamb."
- In 1754 the marriages were recorded in both
Volume II and in the new marriage register, but
after then no more marriages were recorded in
III. (1754 - 1781)
Usual printed Marriage Register, four entry forms
- Volume IV. (1782 - 1812)
Similar to Vol. III, but only three entries per page.
Simpson added notes to his transcripts, about both the
state of the register and his difficulty reading it, as
he went along and some of his additional comments are noted
The Groom's name was always written in parish registers
before that of the Bride, so the Grooms Indexes on this
site are closer to the original register entries than the
old and new calendar
The calendar we use today is known as the 'modern' calendar.
What is meant by this is that the church year did not
always begin on 1st January. Prior to 1752 the church
year began on Lady Day, which was 25th March. Parish
registers before 1752 ran from the March of one year
to the March of the following year. We refer to dates
before than as being 'old calendar' dates.
For his transcripts for Phillimore and Co. Simpson followed
the church registers and used the 'old calendar' format
to record dates before January 1752.
However, because the Brides and Grooms Indexes on this
site are presented in alphabetical order, some of the
dates have been be adjusted to conform to the modern
calendar to avoid confusion.
Genealogists use either a slash in the date (e.g. 1741/2)
or just use the modern calendar when recording a pre
Jan 1752 date as it avoids unnecessary confusion. This
historical quirk may explain why a birth, or even a death,
may seemingly have taken place before a marriage.
is more onsite information about the slash in the date
made by Simpson
- Below the entry for 14 Jan 1688/9, Simpson notes:
"A piece of the leaf, 10in. in depth, cut out.
At the bottom of the page is the following entry"
Henry Pearson and Benit Ibard [?] ..... 9 Ap. 1703
The next entry is:
Thomas Birds and Mary Low ..... 8 Jul 1689
- Below the entry for 12 Nov. 1701, Simpson notes:
"From henceforward the parties are
always of Matlock, unless expressly stated
to be otherwise"
- Simpson notes the following marriages were ["inserted"]
into the register:
Anthony BOWNE and Grace WRIGHT [inserted] ..... 29 Sep.
John Wapplington and Rachel Tellers [inserted] ..... 1
Jan. 1725 [i.e.1725/6]
Job WRAG and Alice YATES [inserted] ..... 6 July 1727
Edward LEEDS and Jane PIERSON [inserted] ..... 6 Aug. 1727
James ARME and Frances PIDCOCK [inserted] ..... 10 Oct.
Notes in Phillimore's Indexes
Spelling variants, which may differ from the onsite indexes
|John HALLOM, of Calverts, co.
Nottm., and Mary [illegible] .....
||23 July 1699
|1725/6 - Feb., noe marriage.
|Cornelius BLACKWALL and Martha
STALLEY [or HALLEY], both of Youlgreave .....
||11 Dec. 1728
|Matthew [no name] and Ann WIGLEY
||5 Oct., 1731
|Francis DANIEL and Milli. TOMLINSON
27 July 1732
|[One entry illegible between marriages
recorded 10 Aug and 4 Sep 1741]
|[illeg.] and Eliz. MERCHANT .....
||6 Jan 1741/2
|Tho. YOUNG and Susanah [no name]
||11 Jul 1742
|Wm. PENNISTON and SHIMMELL [sic]
||24 Nov 1743
|Geo. ROOSE and Lydia MEYNELL .....
||[no date] 1746
|Job DAVENPORT, of Scarcliff, husbandman,
and Ann Spencer [signs SPENCER] .....
||1 May 1754
|William HAWLE [signs HAWLEY],
blacksmith and Dorothy WOODWARD .....
||28 Oct 1756
|Adam RAGG [signs Wragg], miner,
and Lydia CARLILE .....
||20 Dec 1756
|Seth BOMFORD [signs BAMFORD] of
Duffield, gardener, and Elizabeth Pearson .....
||6 Feb 1758
|John ROOPER [signs RAPER], miner,
and Ann BOWN, aged 28, lic .....
||20 Jan 1759
|Joshua STORAH [signs STORER],
labourer and Mary ALSOP .....
||4 Nov 1762
|Edward WOODHOUSE [signs WOODIOUS],
miner, and Esther GOOSE [signs WILDGOOSE] .....
||29 Sep 1765
|Edward WOODHOUSE [signs WOODIWIS],
miner, w., and Eliz. CARDEN .....
||18 Sep 1766
|Anthony KNOWLES and Hannah SHEW
||30 May 1768
|William ROOSE and Rebecca als.
Eliz. [signs Rebeakah] FROST .....
||16 Sep 1778
|Jacob CARLINE, aged 21, and Elizabeth
SIMELL [signs SHIMELL], lic .....
||10 Dec 1779
|John TURNER and Hannah
WILDGOOSE [signs WILLGOOSE] .....
||10 Sep 1782
|Joseph WILD and Ellen CARDER [signs
||13 Sep 1784
|Anthony BOWN and Elizabeth WOODHOUSE
[signs WOODIWISS] .....
||8 Nov 1784
|Henry BOME [signs BOAME], of Darley,
and Hannah YOUNG .....
||8 Feb 1785
|Richard BROCKLIS [signs BROCKLEHURST]
and Sarah TAYLOR .....
||6 Dec 1786
|John SWIFT and Sarah LARAD als.
LORD [signs LARARD], lic .....
||27 Sep 1787
|Joseph BLACKWELL and Jane BEARD
[signs BEARDOW] .....
||6 Feb 1793
|Jonathan PEARSON and Mary WILD
[signs WHILD] .....
||11 May 1795
|William THURLEY [signs THORLEY],
of Church Broughton, and Ann WINDLEY .....
||31 Dec 1799
|Robert BRAMLEY [signs BROMLEY],
of Wirksworth, and Grace Mather, lic .....
||2 Jan 1800
|Henry KNOWLE [signes KNOWEL] and
Alice SMITH .....
||15 Sep 1800
|Joseph JENNAY [signs JANNEY] and
Jemima CARSON, lic .....
||11 Feb 1801
|John COWLEY [signs COOLEY], of
Manchester, and Elizabeth ROWSON, lic. .....
||19 July 1803
|Thomas BUXTON and Mary MOSLEY
[signs MOSELY] .....
||14 Ap. 1806
|Amos FANTAM [signs FENTEM], of
Youlgreave, and Sarah SPENCER .....
||14 Sep 1807
|Job BUCKLEY and Hannah KID [signs
||20 Feb 1809
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