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Aug 2017 Home page:
We have added a link to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Some years ago two friends died from this disease and a close family member passed away in July 2017 as a result of MND.
We have supported other charities on the web site in the past but this is the first time we have committed to do so for a year. We hope users of our site will be generous and make a donation, whether it is big or small.
We would like to thank the association for supplying the logo, charity number and links. And also to thank anyone who donates.
Jun 2017 New pages:
1. Beauchief Prœmonstratensian Abbey, 1727. Etching of the Abbey, founded in 1183, with details of its Abbots. At Dissolution it was bought by the Strelleys and remained in the family for generations, albeit through the female line on occasion. There is a short pedigree.
2. Steetley Chapel. Careful nineteenth century restoration saved this classic Norman church. It had been without a roof for well over a century and a half.
Additions to:
1. Cromford, St. Mary's Church and the Bridge. Photo by T M Henshall added as well as information about the 1896/8 rennovation.
May 2017 New pages:
1. Darley Dale, Holly Tree Inn, Over Hackney, about 1914. Pre First World War photo of the Inn, with a party seated in a charabanc outside the front door. With thanks to Bob Morton and the Bridge family.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Eyam Hall. Eyam Hall, built after the plague visitation using material from Bradshaw Hall, is at the heart of the village. It is owned by the Wright family, who built the house.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Hartington, Old Hall. A seventeenth century manor house owned by the Bateman family for several hundred years.
Feb 2017 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : [Didcot] North Hagbourne: South View, 1914. Recently built houses on South View, later Wessex Road. With five young boys
2. Picture Gallery : Wales : Betws y Coed, Conwy: Miners' Bridge. Albumen print. The wooden bridge, used by lead miners to get to work, spans the Afon Llugwy.
Jan 2017 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Birchover, Robin Hood's Stride. A well known Derbyshire landmark. The distance between the chimneys are said to indicate length of the outlaw/hero's stride.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Rowsley Bridge. The narrow seventeenth century Derwent Bridge was widened in the mid-1920s, retaining the original Gothic arches on one side
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Thorpe and Thorpe Cloud. From celebrating the recovery of George III to late nineteenth century visitors, plus a teatime treat.
4. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Farncombe Railway Station, 1905. The station opened in May 1897, replacing Old Godalming Station.
5. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Bridge Road - Wesleyan Church. Early 20th century views of the exterior and interior of the church, which opened in 1903.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Cheshire - Bowdon, St. Mary's Church. Two additional images and more information. Bowdon Church is today surrounded by a paved area made up from the headstones of the very many graves in the churchyard that had been flattened in 1860.
2. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming - The Bridge, 1907. Now has a second image and more information.
3. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Godalming, Eashing Bridge, 1898. A second image has been added.
6. Godalming, Surrey. Our stand alone page about the town, which was the first on the internet, has had several new images added whilst others have been enlarged or improved.
Dec 2016 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Chatsworth, The Italian Garden - William Potter's CDVs. Two Cartes de Visites and a postcard showing some of the statuary in the gardens of Chatsworth House in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Additions to:
Small images by Thomas Tudor have been added to the following pages in the Derbyshire Picture Gallery:
The Bridge, Bakewell, 1920s | Castleton, The Winnats and Speedwell Cavern | The Plague Cottages, Eyam |
Melbourne Parish Church, St. Michael and St. Mary
Sep 2016 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Castleton, Peak Cavern, 1811 - 1926. Extract from an 1811 history of Derbyshire, with some later comments and 4 images.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Castleton, The Winnats and Speedwell Cavern. A second extract from an 1811 history of Derbyshire and pre-1914 image.
Additions to:
1. Wirksworth Parish Church - St. Mary the Virgin, 1908. Several photos of the stained glass and two of the interior of the church have been added. With grateful thanks to Susan Tomlinson.
Aug 2016 Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Edensor, St. Peter's Church - a CDV from the late 1800s taken by William Potter is new.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Monsal Dale, the Bridges and River. Three CDVs from around 1890 or so and other images of Upperdale and Netherdale bridges in the Wye Valley. Eight images.
Additions to:
1. Wirksworth Parish Church - St. Mary the Virgin, 1908. More recent photo added.
2. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811, Parishes M, now includes Monsal Dale and mentions the then recent discovery of ancient bones in a barrow on top of Great Finn.
3. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811, Parishes C-D Mam Tor has been added to the Castleton extract.
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Monsal Dale. One images has been removed and used in Monsal Dale, the Bridges and River (no.2 in additions). A coloured view of the viadust has replaced it..
July 2016 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Chatsworth, the Grand Conservatory. Late nineteenth century albumen photo. Paxton's Grand Conservatory at Chatsworth was a wonder to behold.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Friden, The Derbyshire Silica Firebrick Co., 1946 Advertisement from Matlock and District Industrial Exhibition Catalogue, 1946
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Charterhouse School, Founder's Court & Thomas Sutton's Statue
Additions to:
1. Smithies Casualties of War, Boer War, WW1 and WW2. Kathy Carless has very kindly provided a picture of the CWGC headstone for Ettie Smithies in the City of London Cemetery.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Charterhouse School, 1900-07. Second picture of the school, taken in 1900.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Church from the River, 1907. A second postcard, of similar date.
May 2016 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Chatsworth House, Qeeen Mary's Bower. Mary Queen of Scots was a frequent visitor to the original Chatsworth House. Early twentieth century image.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Peperharow Park, near Godalming. Georgian house, with "Capability" Brown park, and home of the Midleton family for over 200 years.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Hindhead Road and Water Tower. Opened in 1880 and now converted to a private home.
Mar 2016 New pages:
1. Old Derbyshire Maps, Bakewell and the Wye Valley, 1908.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Chee Dale and Chee Tor. One of the beautiful dales in the Wye Valley, commented on by guide book writers for over 200 years. Three images, two from Susan Tomlinson and one from Emily Gaughan.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Cromford: Bridge over the Derwent and Entrance to Willersley Castle. A Derbyshire curiosity. In 1697 a man named Frogatt, plus his horse had a lucky escape.
4. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - War Memorial Chapel and Weekites, Charterhouse School, 1927. Weekites, a former boarding house for Charterhouse school pupils on Charterhouse Road, was named after the Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster Charles Hampton Weekes.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Bonsall Parish Church, St. James. A postcard, first published in 1892, has now been added.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Cromford, Black Rocks (or Stonnis). 1894 picture of the rocks added.
3. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Darley Dale, Oaker Hill (One Tree Hill), 1900-10. A Charles Colledge postcard has been added.
4. Postcard of Little John's Grave added to Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Hathersage, St. Michael's Church.
Feb 2016 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Holloway, Church Street - with Lea Bridge. With very grateful thanks to Susan Tomlinson for both the image and a great deal of background information.
Jan 2016 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Darley Dale: Advertisement for Darley Dale Hydropathic Establishment, 1891. William Atkins' hydro at The Grove replaced the district's very first hydro of 1848-1851. With a second image from Abel Heywood's guide (1903).
Oct 2015 New Page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Miller's Dale. The hamlet and pretty valley were dramatically changed by the coming of the railway in the 1860s. A viaduct was built, and a second opened in 1904 because of the volume of traffic. Four images.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Monsal Dale. Monsal Dale is a beautiful valley on the banks of the Wye. A viaduct, part of the Midland Railway, was built here in the 1860s. Five images.
3. Picture Gallery : Leicestershire - Bradgate Park, Little Matlock. Once owned by the Grey family. A reservoir was built here in 1860 and the park was given to Leicestershire, for public use, in 1929. Three postcards. With thanks to Judy Cooper.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, The Warney Mill Estate (1). Additional photos of the house and several images of the people who lived in it have now been added. Also with thanks to Judy Cooper.
Apr 2015 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Godalming, Charterhouse Road, from Charterhouse Bridge. Two views taken from the road on the top of Charterhouse Bridge. One image shows the original Hodgsonites.
2. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Godalming, Charterhouse Road (2), looking uphill. Early Twentieth Century. Three images, including one taken from the junction with Peperharow Road.
3. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Godalming, Charterhouse Road (3), 1907. View of part of the road from Frith Hill.
4. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Godalming, Eashing Bridge, 1898. Medieval stone bridge.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Old Town Hall, High Street, Godalming, 1905. A second image added.
Feb 2015 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: Darley Dale, Fundraising leaflet for Over Hackney Church & Sunday School, 1910. With thanks to Judy Cooper.
Jan 2015 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Dethick, Manor Farm. The farm building contains remains of the old mansion of the Dethicks and Babingtons. Some of the information was previously included on the page about Dethick Church. Four images, two with thanks to Susan Tomlinson.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Ashbourne, St. Oswald's Parish Church - Exterior. Early English Church, known as "The Pride of the Peak".
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: The Cross, Bonsall (2). Two more images of the ancient Cross, one with thanks to Judy Cooper.
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: Darley Dale, early twentieth century. Unknown rural scene. From Judy Cooper.
5. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: Froggatt Edge and Bridge, near Grindleford. Pretty bridge spanning the River Derwent below Froggatt Edge.
6. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: Cromford Church, Bridge, and Rocks, by Henry Hadfield Cubley. Scarthin Rock and the church opposite Willersley Castle.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery: Surrey - Godalming Bridge and Congregational Church, Godalming, Surrey. A second postcard has been added.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Crich Stand, Sherwood Foresters War Memorial. Three more images have been aded, showing the second Stand at Crich. With thanks to Susan Tomlinson.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: The Cross, Bonsall (1), four postcards. Additions to the text.
4. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Dethick, St. John the Baptist Chapel. The title has changed since the September 2014 version and the page has been altered. There are now five images, all of the church, that include pictures of the interior. The information about Manor Farm has been moved to a new page (see above). With thans to Susan Tomlinson.
Nov 2014 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery: Surrey - Crownpits, Brighton Road, Godalming, 1895. An attractive late nineteenth century view of Crownpits looking downhill towards central Godalming
2.Picture Gallery: Surrey - View from Holloway Hill, Godalming, about 1900. The Oak Bark Tannery, an extensive leather dressing factory, was decimated by two fires not long after the picture was taken.

With thanks to Judy Cooper for her images:
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - The Bridge, Bakewell, 1920s. Mediaeval sandstone bridge spanning the River Wye.
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - The Study, Bonsall. A mansion house that became a boy's school, run by John Allen, in the 1820s. With example of pupil's work.
5. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - The Haddon Hall Hydro, Buxton. Richard Freckingham moved from Matlock to Buxton and set up Haddon House Hydropathic Establishment in 1882. With two advertisements.
6. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, The Rectory, Churchtown, Darley Dale, about 1911. The Rectory was opposite the churchyard in Church Road
7. Darley Dale, Two Dales Looking East. A view of Chesterfield Road (the B5057) at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Additions to:
1. Darley Dale, St. Helen's Church, Interior. A picture taken at the very beginning of the twentieth century has been added. With thanks to Judy Cooper.
Sep 2014 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Alfreton, St. Martin's Church, 1830s - 1899. Three nineteenth century images. The first is an engraving from about 1833, the second a photograph from around 1875 and the third a postcard from 1899.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Chatsworth House, Tapestry Room. Early Twentieth Century Midland Railway postcard
3. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Crich Stand, Sherwood Foresters War Memorial. A beacon war memorial honouring the dead of the Sherwood Foresters from two world wars. Two images.
4. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Derwent, The Old Chapel, about 1867. Notes on the Chapelry of Derwent in Hathersage by Francis Jourdain, M.A., first published in "The Reliquary" (1869-70).
5. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Dethick, St. John the Baptist Chapel, 1875, and old Manor House. Early English church, dating from about 1220-25, connected with the with the Dethicks and then with the Babingtons. Manor Farm is nearby. Four images, including a modern photograph taken by Susan Tomlinson.
6. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Edensor, St. Peter's Church. The church, designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, replaced an older structure.
7. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (3), Exterior. Many distinguished visitors have been to Haddon over the years. In the 1920s the charabanc visitors caused a problem for the Marquis of Granby. Nine images.
8. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (4), Some of the Rooms & the Chapel. Although the Manners family did not live in Haddon for over two hundred years, from the early seventeenth century (1703) until 1925, the building was still used and kept in good repair. Nine images.
9. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (5), The Love Steps of Dorothy Vernon. Woodcut by Jewitt, dating from about 1860, and a paper published in The Reliquary.
10. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Hathersage, St. Michael's Church. It is not only one of the most picturesquely situated churches in Derbyshire, but is also one of the best examples of ecclesiastical architecture that the county possesses.
11. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Hathersage, Hillside Houses. Perhaps the village's most famous visitor was Charlotte Bronte who stayed at Hathersage with her friend Ellen Nussey in 1845.
12. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - King's Newton Hall, 1859 & 1860. One of the oldest and most interesting halls in Derbyshire was destroyed by fire in 1859.
13. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Wingfield Manor (1), The Early Years to Mary Stuart. Begun about 1440 by Ralph, Lord Cromwell. It was later bought by the Earl of Shrewsbury and remained as one of the principal seats of his successors until not long before the English Civil War. Four views.
14. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Wingfield Manor (2), during and after the Civil War. The sieges of the English Civil War and what happened to the Manor afterwards. Five images.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (1), 1840. Sketch by Samuel Rayner from "Gem of the Peak".
2. Picture Gallery: Surrey - Godalming, Poppies above Binscombe, now includes a 2014 photograph.
Aug 2014 New Pages:
1. A new index, called In Remembrance, has been created to reflect the interest in the First and Second World Wars and bring together all the information on the subject within this website. The information itself has not moved, but has been made easier to access.
2. Picture Gallery: War and War Graves: Le Touquet. Paris Plage. La Gare des Tramways (tram station), a World War One postcard.
3. Picture Gallery: War and War Graves : The Great War. - Estrées (Somme). Entrance of the Village
4. Godalming, St. John's Church, Busbridge, 1910. Busbridge Church is of the Early English Gothic style and was consecrated in 1867.
5. Godalming, Leroy's Boat House, Catteshall Road
6. War Memorial Chapel, Charterhouse School, 1927. Designed by Gilbert Scott, the chapel was built to commemorate the lives of the Charterhouse boys who had died in WW1. Further names were added after WW2, including that of Major-General Orde Charles Wingate.
7. Church Street, Godalming, 1903. View of Church Street from Cornmeter, looking towards the parish church
8. Frith Hill from the Air, 1920s. Also includes Charterhouse School and some of the original boarding houses.
9. Frith Hill from Peperharow Road. Early twentieth century view of the eastern end of Peperharow Road and Frith Hill.
Additions to:
1. War Graves, mostly taken of a trip to France and Belgium in 1998. Additional photos, including pictures of Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, near Wimereux and Wimereux Communal Cemetery which we visited eight years later. Also more information about the existing photographs, extracts from the Royal West Kent's War diaries (via links) and a letter of condolence.
2. Charterhouse Bridge and Hindhead Road, Godalming, Surrey, 1900 - 1906. A second postcard has been added.
Jul 2014 New Pages:
1. Kelly's Directory, 1891: Glossop (part) - the townships of Whitfield, Chunal, Dinting, Gamesley, Hadfield, Padfield, Derbyshire
2. Kelly's Directory, 1891: Heanor (with Marlpool & Langley), Derbyshire
3. Kelly's Directory, 1891: Ripley (with Waingroves), Derbyshire
Jun 2014 New Pages:
1. Kelly's Directory 1891: Clay Cross (with Stretton & Woodthorpe), Derbyshire
2. Kelly's Directory 1891: Dronfield (with Unstone & Coal Aston), Derbyshire
3. Kelly's Directory 1891: Eckington (with Mosborough, Renishaw & Troway), Derbyshire
May 2014 Although this is part of the Matlock and Matlock Bath section of the site, the following link is included here because it is not just about Matlock:
The Vernon Lamb Archive,
A Unique Photographic Record of Matlock and District, 1910-1915, and World War One Soldiers
.
The War images show soldiers in the 2/6th Sherwood Foresters, who may have come from other parts of Derbyshire. The Regiment was initially based in Chesterfield and then stationed at Buxton for a short time before moving away.
New Pages:
1. Cromford, Derbyshire: The Post Office Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutlandshire pub. Kelly and Co., London (1855), transcript
2. Cromford, Derbyshire: J Harrod & Co.'s Postal and Commercial Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Staffordshire (1870), transcript
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Cromford, The Village. View from the lower part of Cromford Hill looking towards the Market Place. The image was originally included on the Cromford Trade Directories section of this site but has been moved to a page of its own.
Jan 2014 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Boarden Bridge, Borough Road, Godalming, 1906. Until 1870 this was the only means of crossing the river on the western side of the town.
2. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Bridge Road, Godalming, 1903. The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel had just been built. And who lived in the houses in 1911.
3. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming, from Charterhouse, 1903. View of Frith Hill and the town beyond, showing extensive flooding on the Lammas Lands.
4. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Church Street, Godalming, about 1935. Looking along Church Street towards the Pepperpot and the High Street in the mid 1930s.
5. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Church Street Shops and Parish Church, Godalming, early 1940s. The street over sixty years ago, and a description of the jobs of the residents in 1841.
6. Picture Gallery : Hillside, Frith Hill, Godalming: Hydro, Boy's School and Hotel. In its about 110 year life time it was all three. The small school produced a surprising number of distinguished people.
7. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Old Town Hall, Godalming, about 1908. The buildings around the Pepperpot in the Edwardian era.
8. Picture Gallery : Surrey, High Street, Godalming, about 1908. Showing some of the listed buildings, including the former Edwards Pharmacy.
9. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming High Street, early twentieth century. Looking broadly west towards the Pepperpot.
10. Picture Gallery : The White Hart, High Street, Godalming, about 1900. The timber-framed White Hart was an old coaching inn and there was an inn on the site in the sixteenth century
11. Picture Gallery : The White Hart & High Street, Godalming, before 1900. The original photo was probably taken at the end of the nineteenth century.
12. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Mill Lane, Godalming, about 1909. Looking up Mill Lane, taken from the side of Hatch Mill.
13. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Ockford Road, Godalming. Early twentieth century view.
Additions to:
1. High Street, Godalming, 1922. More about the old buildings
Nov 2013 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : The Crescent, Buxton, 1840. Lithograph, with accompanying text, from William Adam's "The Gem of the Peak".
2. Picture Gallery : Haddon Hall, 1840. Lithograph, with accompanying text, from William Adam's "The Gem of the Peak"
Oct 2013 New Pages:
1. Derbyshire : Ashbourne, St. Oswald's Parish Church - Interior. The view of the chancel from the nave which is mostly Early English in style. Includes pictures of some of the old tombs in the church
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, St. Helen's Church, Interior. Mid twentieth century view of the chancel, with drawings from Cox's "Churches" of the Rollesley monuments.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, St. Helen's Church, Ancient Yew Tree. In 1863 a letter was published in the Times newspaper purporting to have been written by the tree and protesting about the vandalism that had occurred
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Derwent's Packhorse Bridge and Derwent Hall. The Hall was to disappear under the waters of the Ladybower reservoir whereas the packhorse bridge was saved and reconstructed elsewhere.
5. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Wirksworth, Adam Bede's Cottage. A thatched two storey cottage about a mile from the centre of Wirksworth linked to the book "Adam Bede"
Additions to:
1. St. Helen's Church, Darley Dale. Second image added.
2. Wirksworth Parish Church - St. Mary the Virgin, 1908. Three further images added, including a photograph of a Saxon carving.
Sep 2013 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Lea and Holloway War Memorial, 1920s. Lea and Holloway's graceful obelisk formed a landmark visible for miles around. Includes for photos of the memorial today and the names of those who died. With thanks to Susan Tomlinson
Additions to:
1. Smithies Casualties of War: Boer War, WW1 & WW2, those who lost their lives. The war casualty Joseph Smithies Kelly, whose father was a Smithies, has just been found by Michaela.
Jul 2013 Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
1. (under Sites sharing the same surname interests) David Clay's "Clays of Derbyshire".
2. (under Other genealogy and history sources we've found helpful) Behind the Name
Several links updated.
Mar 2013 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming, Church from the River, 1907
2. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Charterhouse from Frith Hill, 1903, with thanks to Simon Hill
Feb 2013 Changes to:
Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, Hurker Hall (Farley). Additional material has come to light and has been added
Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
(under Derbyshire) the Rowsley Association website
June 2012 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Bakewell Parish Church - the Ancient Stone Cross. Three Nineteenth Century images of the Saxon Cross in Bakewell Church Yard. An engraving from 1830, a stereogram from the 1850s and a drawing from 1877. Thank you to George Pek for the stereogram.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, The Warney Mill Estate (1). One family had occupied the premises for a little over one hundred years when it was put up for auction in 1950.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, The Warney Mill Estate (2). It became Cara Hols in the late 1950s and then DFS
Additions to:
Smithies Surname - photos from Michaela added to Index and Casualties of War, with thanks to Michaela
May 2012 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, The Whitworth Hospital. Built by Lady Louisa Whitworth
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, The Whitworth Institute. Built thanks to generous endowments from the estate of Sir Joseph Whitworth
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, Oaker Hill (One Tree Hill), 1900-10. With quotes from William Wordsworth, William Adam, Timothy Spencer Hall and James Croston. Many thanks to both Denis Potter and Ray Ash.
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, Hurker Hall (Farley). Hurker Hall is mentioned in every census between 1851 and 1891 as being a landmark on the boundary between Darley and Matlock. With grateful thanks to John Mastin.
Additional Information:
South London Cinemas. With thanks to Spencer Hobbs
Apr 2012 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - The Peak Hydro, Buxton: Canadian Hospital. In 1914 the hydro was taken over by the Army and in 1916 a Canadian Hospital was opened in the building.
2. Old Derbyshire Maps: Derbyshire in Five Mile Squares, 1937, from Arthur Mee's "Derbyshire: The Peak Country"
Feb 2012 New pages:
1. Old Derbyshire Maps: Chatsworth and Vicinity, 1864
Jan 2012 Relaunched:
Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811
This section of the web site has been relaunched with major additions to the contents, including considerably improved pages on both Derby and Derbyshire.
New pages have had to be created for Parishes A | Parishes B | Parishes C - D | Parishes E - G | Parishes H.
There's a wealth of new material on the pages Parishes I - O | Parishes P - S | Parishes T - Z.
There is also a new page listing the parishes that were not included but may exist today.
New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Haddon Hall. A visit to Haddon Hall was amongst the excursions on offer to the Victorian tourist. Read what happened to earlier visitors who would not join in ...
2. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming - The Bridge, 1907
3. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming from New Way, 1907
4. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming : General View of Godalming, about 1905. View of Frith Hill and beyond from Charterhouse
Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
(under Derbyshire) Bakewell Old House Museum
Derbyshire FHS, Members' Web Sites is no longer part of this web site. If you are interested, please go the DFHS website (link on Useful Sources: Derbyshire)
Jul 2011 New section:
- Old Derbyshire Maps
1. Map of Derbyshire, 1824 - Mr. Rhodes's Excursions
2. Map of Derbyshire, 1890
3. The Railways of Derbyshire, 1903
4. Dovedale, from Hartington to Ashbourne, 1908
5. Eyam & Hathersage, 1908
6. South Derbyshire, 1908
June 2011 Section move:
Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811
This has been moved to make future navigation easier, with the possible inclusion of a new index for the Derbyshire parts of the web site (excluding Matlock). Whilst pages within the site are being updated a temporary redirect facility is in place.
May 2011 New pages:
1. SMITHIES Surname : Wills Index, probate information up to 1905
2. Kelly's Directory 1891: Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire - with Dove Holes
3. Kelly's Directory 1891: Duffield, Derbyshire - with Windley
4. Kelly's Directory 1891: Hayfield, Derbyshire - with Phoside, Little Hayfield, Kinder, Birch Vale
5. Kelly's Directory 1891: New Mills, Derbyshire -with Beard, Hague Bar, Low Leighton, Ollerset, Roworth, Strines, Thornset, Whitle
6. Kelly's Directory 1891: Newbold-cum-Dunstan, Derbyshire
7. Kelly's Directory 1891: Staveley, Derbyshire - with Woodthorpe, West Inkersall, Barrow Hill, Handley, Nether Handley, West Handley, Marsden Moor, Norbriggs
Additions to:
- SMITHIES Surname: Casualties of War, those who died and where they are commemorated. Many entries have been added to. Identification of the brothers of Herbert Smithies with the help of Kim Sharp.
- SMITHIES Index. Larger photo of St. Brieuc Western Communal Cemetery, Brittany to replace original. General update of whole SMITHIES section
Jan 2011 Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
(under Derbyshire) Revel/Revill Family from From the time of William the Conqueror
(under Lancashire) OnLine Parish Clerks project for the County of Lancashire
Dec 2010 New page:
Picture Gallery:
1. Godalming, View from Unstead Lock, about 1908-9
Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources (under Other Sources) to:
Costume History
Links changed:
- Useful Genealogy Sources (under Derbyshire) to:
Dawn Scotting's Winster Ancestry. Also changed the link on Kelly's 1891 Directory for both Winster and Stanton
Oct 2010 New pages:
Picture Gallery:
1. How He Won the Victoria Cross (the Zulu War). Postcard of a painting showing one of the acts of bravery of Captain and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, later General, Redvers H. Buller
2. Cardiganshire (Ceredigion) - Aberystwith Castle. Engraving, about 1845, from Dugdale's "England and Wales Delineated"
3. Devon - The Town of Ashburton engraving, about 1845, from Dugdale's "England and Wales Delineated"
4. Devon - Powderham Castle engraving, about 1845, from Dugdale's "England and Wales Delineated"
5. Hampshire - The Market Place, Petersfield. Engraving, about 1845, from Dugdale's "England and Wales Delineated"
6. Kent - Kitt's Cotty House, near Aylesford. Engraving, about 1845, from Dugdale's "England and Wales Delineated"
Aug 2010 New page:
Picture Gallery:
1. Cheshire, The Cat and Fiddle Inn, near Buxton - high on the moors between Buxton and Macclesfield.
New section:
The Andrews Pages Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey
The number of photos and postcards I have of Godalming has increased, with more to add, so a new sub section has been added to the Picture Gallery. All pictures of Godalming that were previously in the main Picture Gallery have been moved across and others will be added. This month's additions are:
1. Godalming Bridge and Congregational Church, Godalming, Surrey
2. Charterhouse Bridge and Hindhead Road, Godalming, Surrey, 1900 - 1906
3. Charterhouse School, Godalming, 1900-07
4. High Street, Godalming (no date but possibly 1910)
5. Borough Road, Godalming, 1907
6. Frith Hill, Godalming, 1895
7. Frith Hill and River Wey, Godalming, 1907
8. The Mint and Mill Lane, Godalming
9. Old Houses, Church Street, Godalming, 1905
10. Poppies in the fields above Binscombe, Godalming, 2010
11. Old Town Hall, High Street, Godalming, 1905
12. Hurtmore Farm, Hurtmore, 1907
13. Peperharow Road, Godalming, 1903
14. Peperharow Road, Godalming, from Frith Hill - before WW1
New section:
The Andrews Pages Picture Gallery : Derbyshire
The number of photos and postcards, etc.,I have of Derbyshire has increased, with more to add, so a new sub section has been added to the Picture Gallery. All pictures of Derbyshire were previously in the main Picture Gallery have been moved across and others will be added. This month's additions are:
1. Ashover Parish Church, All Saints'. With a short description of what occurred during the Civil War. Includes 19th century drawings of the lead font and an early doorway.
2. Ault Hucknall Parish Church, St. John the Baptist. A 1895 heliotype plate and two 19th century drawings
3. Cromford, 1773."A View in Crumford near Matlock Bath in Derbyshire", copper plate engraving
4. Cromford, Black Rocks (or Stonnis). Rock climbing in Derbyshire developed as an outdoor pursuit at the beginning of the twentieth century
5. Slaley, Bonsall, 1933-35. Three family photographs of the hamlet
6. The Plague Cottages, Eyam
7. Melbourne Parish Church, St. Michael and St. Mary. One of the finest Norman churches in the country. With three images from the 19th and 20th centuries, including a drawing of the font
8. North Wingfield Parish Church, St. Lawrence. Includes 19th century drawings of the ancient font and an early window.
9. Wirksworth Parish Church - St. Mary the Virgin. Includes a 19th century image of some mediaeval tile fragments.

Also four wood block prints from a book by Rev. Morris, with accompanying text.
10. Chatsworth House, 1880
11. Drakelowe Hall, 1880 (knocked down in 1934 and later replaced by a power station)
12. Ednaston Lodge, 1880
13. Elvaston Castle, 1880
Additions to existing pages:
I have added extra pictures and /or information to several pages in the Derbyshire section of the Picture Gallery:
1. Ashbourne - three early twentieth century engravings. Images re scanned August 2010.
2. Bonsall Parish Church, St. James. Now includes an 1877 heliotype plate and description of the restoration in 1863.
3. The Cross, Bonsall (1) - a fourth postcard, a Henry Hadfield Cubley painting, has been added
4. Shirland Parish Church, St. Leonard's. A heliotype plate from 1870-5 added.
Jul 2010 Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources (Under Derbyshire) to "A Walk Through Derbyshire's Past", which includes photos of MIs
Apr 2010 Repaired link
- Cromford Index to Cromford Mill / Arkwright Society
Mar 2010 Additions to:
- Godalming - Borough Road and Frith Hill, 1914. The identity of the lady in the photo has been added as well as the story about what she was doing
Jan 2010 New pages:
1. Frank Clay, artist. Examples of the work of a Derbyshire artist. Frank was Ann's father
Dec 2009 New pages:
1. Railway Miscellany One of Andy's interests
Additions to:
Picture Gallery : South London Cinemas - now includes The Rex Cinema, Norbury, with additional notes
Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources (Under Derbyshire) and also on Kelly's Darley, 1891 to :
"The Romping Lion - The story of the Dakeyne Disc Engine"
Jun 2009 New pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 (1 new entry)
1. Castleton
Mar 2009 New Page:
- Picture Gallery : Surrey - High Street, Godalming, 1922, taken from beside the Pepperpot
Feb 2009 Additions to:
The Gentleman's Magazine Library, English Topography Part III Derbyshire - Dorsetshire (1893).
Barnstaple section now includes additional extracts from the section on: Ancient Church Architecture.
Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources Under Lancashire, Liverpool in the "Long" 18th Century

Note: the link to Godalming Museum is defaulting to the Waverley website at present
Link changed:
- Useful Genealogy Sources Under Other
The A2A / Access to Archives database has moved and is now under the National Archives umbrella
Site changes:
A new logo image "The Andrews Pages" has been added to all pages within the Genealogy and Local History section of this site (see top of this page) and all pages in the section have been changed to XHTML
Dec 2008 Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources Cheshire PR Project - see Cheshire
Sep 2008 Links updated:
- Useful Genealogy Sources Remaining broken links repaired / deleted
Aug 2008 Links updated:
- Useful Genealogy Sources Broken links repaired / deleted for Berkshire to Lancashire
May 2008 New pages:
- Cromford, St. Mary's Church and the Bridge
Apr 2008 New pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 (2 new entries)
1. Tideswell, with Litton, Cressbrook, Miller's Dale, Wheston
2. Whittington, with New Whittington, Whittington Moor and Sheepbridge
Mar 2008 New pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 (six new entries)
1. Brampton (New) - St. Thomas', Derbyshire, with Holymoorside
2. Bolsover, with Glapwell and Whaley Thorns
3. Norton, with Norton Lees, Norton Woodseats, Back Moor, Bradway, Greenhill and Maugerhay
4. Repton, with Milton
5. Riddings, with Somercotes and Pye Bridge
6. Swadlincote
Link added:
- South London Cinemas Link to a recent(ish) view of Streatham
Feb 2008 New page:
1. Smithies Surname: Casualties of War, those who died and where they are commemorated Material has been collected about all those who died in the Boer War and during WW1 and WW2. There are some photographs of the Casualties included.
Additions to:
- Smithies Surname War Deaths References. Two names who died during the Boer War
Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
(Cheshire) to Carl's Cam, a wonderful collection of photos. He specialises in the War Memorials
(Lancashire) Lancashire Wills
Jan 2008 Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources Lancashire Lantern - The Lancashire Life And Times E-Resource Network (Under Lancashire)
Dec 2007 Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources Two external links to information about the 1911 census (Under Other)
Oct 2007 New Pages:
1. Shirland names in Pigot & Co.'s Royal National and Commercial Directory and Topography of Derbyshire, Dorset ... (July, 1842)
New Pages and Design Changes:
- The Picture Gallery has been redesigned, existing pages may have new material and navigation has been changed. Only the War Graves page remains the same, and that page looks different.
Where a single page covered one county, it have now been split into pages for individual places or topics. Unless it says that the page has been moved and added to the pages below are new:

Berkshire › Shinfield - St. Mary's Parish Church (moved and added to)
Cheshire › Bowdon - St. Mary's Church
Cumberland › Aspatria - King Street, about 1930
Derbyshire › Ashbourne - three early twentieth century engravings (moved and added to)
› Bonsall, Church - the Parish Church, dedicated to St. James
› Bonsall, The Cross (1) - three postcards (moved and added to)
› Bonsall, the Water Fountain
› Bonsall - Nether Green, about 1930
› Midland Railway Scenes - six postcards: of High Tor, Matlock | Eyam | Monsal Dale | Bakewell | Buxton | Castelton (moved and added to)
› Shirland (moved and added to)
Gloucestershire › Painswick, a Cotswolds town (moved and added to)
Lancashire › Salford - Broughton High School for Girls, 1931
› Manchester - Market Street (moved and added to)
› Manchester - The Shambles (moved and added to)
Montgomeryshire › Mochdre, St. Asaph's parish church (moved and added to)
Oxfordshire,
but formerly in Berkshire
› Ardington - Holy Trinity Church (moved and added to)
› East Hagbourne and St. Andrew's Church (moved and added to)
South London Cinemas › {The Golden Domes Cinema, Streatham; The Plaza Cinema, Catford,
› {The Ritz Cinema, Balham
Surrey › Godalming - SS. Peter & Paul Parish Church, 1910
› Godalming - Borough Road and Frith Hill, 1914
› Godalming - High Street in 1910
› Godalming, The Old Forge, Pound Lane, about 1910
› Godalming, Railway Station, 1905

Moved to a different part of the website:
Two pictures of Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, have been moved from the Picture Gallery to the section of Matlock and Matlock Bath Images elsewhere on this site :
High Tor | South Parade and The Pitchings
Index redesigned on 16 Oct 2007 to include cross section of small photographs found within the site
Aug 2007 New Pages:
- Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811, extracts from Davies' "History of Derbyshire"
1. Engraving of Belper, done especially for the book by Henry Moore, the Derby engraver
2. Engraving of Derby, done especially for the book by Henry Moore, the Derby engraver
Jul 2007 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 (two new entries)
1. Melbourne (with King's Newton)
2. Mellor (with Compstall Road, Ludworth and Marple Bridge)
Mar 2007 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 (eleven new entries)
1. Brailsford, with Ednaston
2. Brampton (Old Brampton)
3. Brassington
4. Breadsall
5. Breaston St. Michael, with Risley
6. Bretby
7. Brimington
8. Burbage-on-the-Wye
9. Fairfield
10. Hazlewood
11. Heage, with Ambergate, Cackleton, Toadmore, Boothgate, Nether Heage

Out of County - parishes that had been in Derbyshire but, as a result of boundary changes, were in other counties by 1891.

The villages / hamlets below were originally listed under "Short Entries" but have now been given a page of their own.
1. Beauchief
2. Boundary
3. Brushfield
4. Calow
5. Cauldwell
6. Derby Hills
7. Hassop
8. Kingsterndale
9. Sheldon
10. Shipley
11. Stretton-en-le-Field
12. Temple Normanton
13. Trusley
14. Wardlow
Link added:
- Picture Gallery : War Graves to "Petit train de la Haute Somme", built in WW1
Feb 2007 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 (eleven new entries)
1. Ballidon
2. Bamford
3. Barlborough
4. Barlow (Great Barlow)
5. Barrow-upon-Trent
6. Beighton, with Hackenthorpe
7. Muggington*
8. Newton Solney
9. Norbury, with Roston
10. Normanton (by Derby)
11. Shardlow with Great Wilne
*Muggington was the 200th transcript

The villages below were originally listed under "Short Entries" but have now been given a page of their own.
1. Barton Blount
2. Calke
Jan 2007 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 (8 additions)
1. Alderwasley
2. Alkmonton, with Hungry Bentley
3. Allestree
4. Alsop-en-le-Dale
5. Alvaston and Boulton
6. Appleby, Great and Little
7. Atlow
8. Ault Hucknall (includes Hardwick, Stainsby, Hardstoft, Rowthorne and Astwith)
Nov 2006 Link changed:
- Useful Genealogy Sources 1837online has changed to www.findmypast.com (Under Other)
Sep 2006 New Pages:
- Cromford: Gazetteer and General Directory of Sheffield, and all the Townships, Parishes and Villages Within the Distance of Twenty Miles Round Sheffield by William White (1852) pp. 546-548
Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
1. Under Nottinghamshire to Dave Hallam's site about Beeston
2. To Manchester City Council Burial Records (Under 'Lancashire')
Aug 2006 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891
The villages below were originally listed under "Short Entries" but have now been given a page of their own.
1. Carsington
2. Shirebrook
May 2006 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 20 more villages
1. Bradwell (with Abney, Abney Grange, Hazlebadge)
2. Derwent-Woodlands
3.Donisthorpe
4. Dore and Totley
5. Doveridge
6. Earl Sterndale
7. Edale
8. Etwall (with Bearwardcote and Burnaston)
9. Eyam (with Foolow, Eyam Woodland and Grindleford Bridge)
10. Little Eaton
11. Haddon (Nether Haddon, Over Haddon & Harthill)
12. Kirk Hallam
13. West Hallam
14. Hartington
15. Hartshorne
16. Walton Upon Trent
17. Whitwell
18. Willesley
19.Willington
20. Wilne, with Draycott
Link changed:
- Useful Genealogy Sources Under Lancashire, to John Rylands University Library
Apr 2006 New Page:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891
1 more village, so the total number of transcripts is now 162
Measham
Feb 2006 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891
14 more villages, so the total number of transcripts is now 161
Chaddesden | Charlesworth | Chatsworth | Chellaston | Chelmorton | Chilcote
Chinley, Bugsworth & Brownside | Church Broughton | Church Gresley | Clifton-with-Compton | Clown
Codnor & Loscoe | Codnor Park | Coton in the Elms
Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources to UK BMD, via their logo, and more County BMD under individual counties
Jan 2006 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891
36 more villages, so the total number of transcripts is now 147. All linked to GENUKI parish pages
Heath | Hognaston | Holbrooke | Holmesfield | Hope | Horsley | Horsley Woodhouse
Great Hucklow, Little Hucklow and Grindlow | Hulland | Idridgehay | Ironville | Kedleston | Kilburne | Killamarsh
Longford | Longstone (Great and Little) | Lullington
Mackworth | Mapleton | Mapperly | Marston on Dove | Marston Montgomery
Sandiacre | Sawley | Scarcliffe with Palterton | Scropton | Shottle and Postern | Smalley | Smisby | Snelston | Somersall Herbert | Spondon | Stanley | Stanton and Newhall | Stanton by Bridge | Stanton by Dale
Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources To Newspapers in the East Midland and East of England (Under 'The Midlands')
Dec 2005 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891
Twenty-one more villages, so the total number of transcripts is now 111 (Quarndon was number 100)
Croxall | Cubley | Curbar (with Calver and Froggatt) | Dalbury Lees | Dale Abbey
Kirk Ireton | Kirk Langley | Kniveton | Langley Mill | Langwith Bassett (Upper Langwith) | Linton
Pinxton | Pleasley | Quarndon | Radbourne | Ridgeway | Rosliston
Sudbury | Sutton cum Duckmanton | Sutton on the Hill | Swanwick | Swarkston
Link changed:
- Useful Genealogy Sources To Bradford FHS (see 'Yorkshire') and to the North Devon Record Office (see Devon)
Aug 2005 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 Three more villages
Darley Abbey | Denby | Walton (Chesterfield)
Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources To Medieval Genealogy and Villages Online (see 'Other')
Jul 2005 Almost nothing has been added to the website in recent weeks because of something else I'm involved with. I am slowly catching up and have changed various links on our Useful Genealogy Sources
Links changed:
- Berkshire : the Appleford link
- Derbyshire : Derbyshire Civil Registration Districts
Derbyshire LSL Libraries
Derbyshire Marriage Index site maintained by Janice Hargreaves, formerly at homepage.ntlworld.com/sherwoodoutlaw is unavailable. I've replaced this with a link to an archived version and a second, similar URL
Derby Uncovered - Digging Deeper Into Derby' - this seems to have disappeared, so link removed
- Devon :
- Gloucestershire :
- Lancashire :
Graham Jaunay's On-line English Names Research Directory
Gloucestershire Record Office
Lancashire Civil Registration Districts
Lancashire Record Office
Salford Local History Library
- Montgomeryshire : GENUKI
- Other sites: Gretna Green - various
The Age of Nelson
- Same surname interests: Bryan / Dieter Retz
Additions to:
- Cromford Trades Directories Index - a thumb nail image of Sir Richard Arkwright
Apr 2005 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 Seven more villages
Taddington and Priestcliffe | Thorpe | Tibshelf | Ticknall | Tissington | Turnditch | Twyford-with-Stenson
Mar 2005 New Pages:
- A Site Map has been constructed for the pages in the Genealogy and Local History sections of the Andrews Pages. It does not include the Matlock and Matlock Bath section of the Andrews Pages, which has its own Site Map.
All the pages on the site are linked to this page through a link at the bottom, similar to what is shown in the footer of this page.

- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 Transcripts of two more villages
1. Fenny Bentley
2. Fernilee
Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
To Regiments.Org. Look under Other Genealogy Sources We've Found Helpful - Letter R.
Feb 2005 New Pages:
- Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 Five more villages:
1.Foremark & Ingleby
2. Peak Forest
3. Pentrich
4. Pilsley
5. Pinxton
Alterations and Additional Information added:
- Picture Gallery, Berkshire - see East Hagbourne and Shinfield
Jan 2005 New Pages:
Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891 Four more villages
1. Ockbrook (with Borrowash)
2. Osmaston near Ashbourne
3. Osmaston near Derby, with Sinfin Moor
4. Parwich
General Update:
- All the Kelly's pages. You'll now see a coloured outline map of Derbyshire at the top of the menu bar on the right (was initially on the left) hand side of each page. This was scanned from a book in my collection, reduced and coloured to match the colours used in this part of the website. The map is from Rhodes, Ebenezer (1824) "Peak Scenery" pub. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row.
- The Gentleman's Magazine Library - small illustration added to the menu bar
Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
To Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup, UK: The Gillies Archives of plastic surgery -the most complete archive of medical notes from the Great War in the world. Look under Other Genealogy Sources We've Found Helpful - Letter G.
To transcripts of the Appleford BTs. See Berkshire
Links mended:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
Link to GENUKI Berkshire, the Berkshire RO, Swindon & Wiltshire RO and Pigot's 1830 Directoryof Oxfordshire
Dec 2004 Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
To Chesterfield and District Family History Society. Look under Derbyshire.
Nov 2004 New Section:
Cromford, Derbyshire: A collection of trades directory transcripts
Although transcripts of three Cromford trades directories have been onsite for some time, they didn't have their own index. Cromford Directories now have an index and two new transcripts have been added. I've linked to a good deal of onsite material from the page.
The two new directory transcripts are:
1. Kelly's 1895 Directory } Photocopies of both directories were sent to me a while ago by Martin Rowley
2. Kelly's 1899 Directory } and I've finally scanned them. Thank you, Martin.
New Pages:
Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891
1. South Normanton
2. Temple Normanton (was originally in a page of very small parishes)
Link added:
- Godalming to Watts Gallery, Compton
Sept 2004 Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
To Melbourne Historical Research Group and Ticknall, where there is a Preservation & Historical Society. Look under Derbyshire.
To The Guildhall Library's The "Place in the Sun" project. See Other Sources, under G
Aug 2004 New Page:
- Joseph Whitworth - "Lives Which Hung by a Thread" is an article published in "Reflections" magazine in May this year by Lawton Slaney. It is about the Whitworth Sharpshooter. The article is included in the Matlock section of the website, as it is included with others from the same magazine and is linked into the other pages about Darley on the website
Jul 2004 Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources Look under Nottinghamshire for link to a searchable database of names in Mansfield newspapers
Changes throught the whole site:
As the Public Record Office has now become the National Archive, all the links on the website are being changed
May 2004 New Page:
- St. Helen's Church, Darley Dale Photographed about 1910 (moved to Photo Gallery May 2012)
Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
Link added to Guy de la Bedoyere's page about Love Tokens See Other Sources, under L
Apr 2004 New Page:
- Darley Dale War Memorial. Names and photographs of the memorial. Linked into the Darley entry of Kellys 1891 Directory for Derbyshire (moved to Photo Gallery May 2012)
Links added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
Link added to Julie Woodhouse's photos. See Other Sources, under P
Link added to Guy de la Bedoyere's English Milled Coinage of the 17th Century. See Other Sources, under M
Link added to Derbyshire - The Peak District, maintained by Derbyshire County Council's Tourism Department. See Derbyshire section
Mar 2004 Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
Link added to Brett Payne's Derbyshire Photographers. See Derbyshire section
Moved Robert Marchington's site, which contains transcribed copies of old books about the High Peak, from the DFHS page to here. See Derbyshire section
Feb 2004 Link broken:
The link to The East Midland Internet Directory is broken at present.
Jan 2004 Link changed or added:
- On Useful Genealogy Sources:
Added a new section for The Midlands to include The East Midland Internet Directory, Midlands Historical Data (books on CD) and Picture of the Past.
Link added to Reading Remembrance Trust. See Berkshire
Link added to The Otter Bindery for antiqauarian book restoration and to Mediaeval and early-modern palaeography. See Other genealogy sources we've found helpful to
Link added to Belper Research See Derbyshire
Changed link to Jayne McHugh's NE Derbyshire site.See Derbyshire
Dec 2003 Link changed or added:
- On Useful Genealogy Sources: Changed link to Manchester & Lancashire FHS and several other Lancashire Pages. removed Tom Miller's Liverpool surnames
Link added to Discover Derbyshire and the Peak District
Link added to The East Midland Internet Director
Nov 2003 Additions to:
Wolley Manuscripts Derbyshire
Several New Pages:, relating to places mostly within Derbyshire, have been added to complete the project launched last month (see below). There are a few additional surnames, not included before because the majority of infomation was about the place, not the name.
Oct 2003 New Pages:
Wolley Manuscripts Derbyshire
This is a major collection of pre 1828 manuscripts, many relating to Derbyshire, that were collected by Mr. Adam Wolley of Matlock and given to the British Museum before he died. Presented in alphabetical order to aid research.
If you are already familiar with the Wolley Manuscripts, Matlock that are onsite you'll find these a welcome addition as they cover the whole county as opposed to Matlock and District. Information in this section has been extracted by the webmistress from articles written by Rev. Charles J. Cox, LL.D., F.S.A. that were published in the Journals of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, so is slightly different from the Matlock information as it is extracted from a different source. You may need to look at both, but there are links from the Derbyshire section to help you where necessary. For those interested in either Wensley or Snitterton, deeds relating to both places are now included in the Matlock section
Additions to:
- FAQs in the Matlock part of the website has new sections on Fealty and obligations to the lord/king, Mills, Property (messuage, croft, hovel, etc). Also a few basic Latin words that crop up in research have been added
Sept 2003 New Idea:
Introduction of "Page or Section of the Week" from the Home Page. Link takes you to part of the site, selected at random.
During September the links so far have been to the Picture Gallery

Other changes uploaded in October (see above), because of additions to the whole site, so nothing new listed for September
Aug 2003 New Pages:
During July and August many New Pages: have been added to Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1891. This has meant a new URL for the index and existing parishes around Matlock. All onsite links have ben changed and there is forwarding for those who are linked to one of the original pages, which will remain for a few months to allow webmasters to change their links.

Kelly's Derbyshire Directory, 1891. Now online, on individual pages, are the parishes of:
Ashford | Ashover | Aston Upon Trent | Baslow | Beeley | Biggin | Birchover | Blackwell by Alfreton | Bonsall
Boylestone | Brackenfield & Woolley | Bradbourne | Bradley | Crich | Cromford | Darley | Dethick Lea & Holloway
Edensor | Edlaston | Eggington | Elmton | Elton | Elvaston | Hasland | Hathersage | Mickleover | Middleton
Milford | Monyash | Morley | Morton | Great Rowsley | Shirland & Higham | Shirley | Stanton-in-the-Peak
Stoney Middleton | Tansley | Wessington | Wensley | Wingerworth | North Wingfield | Wingfield | Winster
Wormhill | Yeavley | Youlgrave/Youlgreave
Matlock*
Matlock Bath
}
}
-for Matlock and Matlock Bath entries,
see 19th Century Directories in the Matlock section of this website

Plus some small parishes (- moved to indivdual pages March 2007)
Barton Blount, Beauchief, Boundary, Brushfield, Calke, Calow, Carsington, Cauldwell, Derby Hills, Hassop, Kingsterndale
Packington (note only), Sheldon, Shipley, Shirebrook, Stapenhill (note only), Stretton-en-le-Field, Trusley, Wardlow, Winshill (note only)
July 2003 Link changed:
- On Useful Genealogy Sources: to Oxfordshire FHS Publications
June 2003 Link added:
- On Useful Genealogy Sources: to the BMD indexes on 1837online
May 2003 Link checked/removed on Useful Genealogy Sources:
- Changed the link to Victorian England, Eric Youle's Family History reference material, Surrey History Centre, Clive Mottram's pages.
- Deleted Mottram bulletin board and checking link to the Parsonage Pages. Deleted link to Magellan as same as Webcrawler.
- Amended link to GenFair
Apr 2003 New pages:
- EXALL, EXCELL & EXELL wills Calendar, 1858 - 1925
- SMITHIES Casualties of War, WW1 & WW2
Link added:
-On Useful Genealogy Sources:
Under Yorkshire link to Brian Jones' publications - many for the Bradford area
Under Other genealogy sources we've found helpful for
Civil Registration Indexes online for 1837 (thanks to Rosemary for sending this)
English Heritage's Images - they've placed over 20,000 online
Leicester University's Historical Directory Digitisation project
- "Cromford Village in Derbyshire" on three onsite trades directories: Kelly's Directory Cromford 1864, Kelly's 1891 and Whites 1857
Link changed:
- Jacob Butler's Bonsall site on Useful Genealogy Sources and Kelly's Directory Bonsall, 1891
Mar 2003 Link added:
-On Useful Genealogy Sources:
1. Look under Derbyshire and Wills for UK Books Online and Links - scans of "Calendars of Lichfield Wills and Administrations, 1516-1652", (1892) ed. W.P.W. Phillimore, Index Library, British Record Society, London at FRC.
2. Look under Other Genealogy Sources We've Found Helpful for The London Gazette, The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1834, The Age of Nelson which includes Trafalgar info. My thanks to Rosemary Lockie for sending me several of the above links. Also added Malcolm Shifrin's The Victorian Turkish Bath Databank
Additions to:
Picture Gallery, Derbyshire has two more early twentieth century illustrations of Ashbourne's Old Grammar School and Ashbourne's elegant Church Street. There are accompanying notes and a link to the recent photo of the Old School on the GENUKI site
Feb 2003 Link added:
Under 'external links' at the bottom of each page navigate to a lovely photo of the now demolished Scarthin Lodge at one of the gateways for Willersley on:
{ Cromford : White's 1857 Directory
{ Cromford Kelly's 1864 Directory
{ Cromford Kelly's 1891 Directory
-On Useful Genealogy Sources:
Look under Other Genealogy Sources We've Found Helpful for link to the Bridgeman Art Library
And on Our Genealogy Pages there's links to two files about The Great Matlock Will Case (see NUTTALL)
Jan 2003 January has seen a new look with many pages having a face lift and some site reorganization.
On the move:
Picture Gallery has been moved, redesigned and there have been some additions to every page, even if is only a little extra text.
The Derbyshire section has an early twentieth century drawing of Ashbourne's The Mansion where Ann was a boarder and there are now two images of Shirland Church - St. Leonard's.
The Gloucestershire section includes an additional photograph of Painswick and an unusual tombstone. There's also a picture of the church at Mochdre in Montgomeryshire.
[This all redone during August 2007 to put the photos on separate pages, see September 2007 above]
New page:
War Graves is a new page, so the pictures of War Graves that were included under Miscellany have been moved and added to. The new photos include The Belfast Tower, Honlon and Thiepval. There are others as well.
Addition:
View a Magic Lantern Slide of Darley St. Helen's via Kelly's 1891 Directory of Darley, of Chatsworth House on the Parishes pages and Edensor also on the Parishes pages
Link added:
- On Useful Genealogy Sources:
Under Other Genealogy Sources We've Found Helpful for links to
- Surnames Database
Nov 2002 Link added:
-On Useful Genealogy Sources:
Under Other Genealogy Sources We've Found Helpful for links to
Black Sheep Index | Wills: You can now download images of PCC wills 1810-1858 from the PRO
Under Genealogy Computer Software for link to Custodian
Oct 2002 Link added:
-On Useful Genealogy Sources
(Under Other genealogy sources we've found helpful - Census) You can now search the English 1881 Census on line.
Sep 2002 Link added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources
(Under Derbyshire) Andy Savage's pages have hundreds of photos of Derby and Derbyshire
(Under Lancashire) Burnage - As it used to be. This link also added to Lancashire Directory, 1858 : Burnage
Aug 2002 Link Added:
- Useful Genealogy Sources to Colin Hinson's YKS CD ROMs (see Yorkshire section)
June 2002 New Pages:
- The Gentleman's Magazine Library, English Topography Part III Derbyshire - Dorsetshire (1893). A collection of articles submitted to the magazine between 1731 and 1868, varying in both length and subject. Full transcription of Derbyshire with a little about Devon, though we have not covered Dorset. Includes some of the 'beginning of section' engravings
Alterations to:
- Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811 Slight changes to layout so it is presented in a very similar way to the Gentleman's Magazine.
May 2002 New Pages:
- Cromford Kelly's 1864 Directory, includes people who lived in Scarthin
Apr 2002 New Pages:
- The Exall and Exell Surname now has its own section (also see 'On the Move' below)
- Joiners of the Royal Navy (1894 - 1923) Exall, Excell and Exell

- Kelly's 1891 Directory of Derbyshire (more nearby parishes to Matlock, which all link to GENUKI for Derbyshire)
1. Dethick, Lea and Holloway Also has several links to information on Florence Nightingale and John Smedley
2. Rowsley (Great Rowsley) : includes Alport and Stanton Woodhouse
3. Stanton-in-the-Peak : includes Stanton Lees. Also links to Dawn Scotting's Winster site

- Lancashire Directory, 1858 : Burnage in a new section of miscellaneous information
On the move:
- Exall and Exell Deaths - go to Index
Links Added:
- On Useful Genealogy Sources
Under Derbyshire Link to Clown, White's Directory
Under Devon Link to White's Directory, 1850
Under Other sources we've found helpful IGI Batch Numbers, National Portrait Gallery of London
Mar 2002 New Pages:
- Cromford : White's 1857 Directory of Derbyshire which includes Scarthing Row within the parish of Matlock. These are Neil Wilson's transcripts, and there's a link to his new website, plus several links to information about Sir Richard Arkwright
- Notes on Bishop's Transcripts, Slash in the Date etc. which apply generally are to be found in the Notes about the Matlock on site Transcripts
Additions to:
- The Godalming Murders in 1817 : Peter Tietjen has sent a lovely photograph of the Lammas Lands
Links Added:
- On Useful Genealogy Sources
Cheshire Link to Cheshire Wills (updated)
Derbyshire Link to Peakland Heritage
Lancashire Link to the Salford Hundred
Feb 2002 Link Added:
-On Other sources we've found helpful Phillimore and Company
Jan 2002 Additions to:
- Picture Gallery : Derbyshire Railway Cards of Derbyshire Scenes
Just Before
Christmas, 2001
New Pages:
- Smithies Surname: The First Four and a Half Years of Births, Marriages and Deaths registered in England and Wales (Sep 1837 - Dec 1841) for people with the surname
On the move:
- Calendars: Old and New Calendars explained, with particular reference to Matlock
- Census: Notes on the 1841 English & Welsh Census to help you understand the entries, which were different from those on later census returns. Refers to Matlock in particular, but the notes apply generally
Links Added:
- On Useful Genealogy Sources
Under Derbyshire Derbyshire Book Reviews and Summaries
Under Other sources we've found helpful John Palmer's One Place Study