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Parish Church of Chellaston St Peter
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Parish Descriptions & Trade Directories (1829-1932)
Parish Registers & Marriage Index
Cemetery Records & Monumental Inscriptions
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Poor Law Records
Hearth Tax Assessments
Census Transcripts (1851-1891)
History
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Parish Descriptions & Trade Directory Extracts
Extract from Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817 (Magna Britannia Vol 5) Transcribed by Barbarann Ayars

Descriptions of parishes and lists of tradesmen et al. extracted from various 19th and 20th Century Trade Directories & Gazetteers, transcribed by Brett Payne.
Glover 1829  Glover 1833  Pigot 1835Bagshaw 1846  Slater 1850White 1857Harrison 1860  Wright 1874Kelly 1881Kelly 1887  Kelly 1895Kelly 1912Kelly 1932


Parish Registers
Chellaston St Peter's
The Parish Registers for the period 1570-1951 have been filmed by the LDS Church.  Microfilm copies are held at the Derbyshire Record Office, and are also available for ordering via local LDS Family History Centres, as follows:
Baptisms, marriages and burials 1570-1721 
Baptisms and Burials 1722-1732 
Baptisms, marriages and burials 1733-1812 
Baptisms 1813-1937 Marriages 1813-1837
FHL BRITISH Film 1042082 Items 13-17
Marriages 1837-1951 
Burials 1813-1907 
Vestry Book 1856-1869 (Includes: Vestry Meetings and Accounts)
FHL BRITISH Film 1042083 Items 1-3

Bishop's Transcripts, 1661-1856
The Bishops' Transcripts, held at Lichfield Joint Records Office, have also beeen filmed:
Baptisms, marriages and burials 1661-1810 FHL BRITISH Film 422194 Item 1
Baptisms, marriages and burials 1813-1856 FHL BRITISH Film 497396 Item 1

Marriages at Chellaston, 1570-1812
Also on microfilm:
Marriages at Chellaston, 1570-1812 FHL BRITISH Film 496693 Item 6

Chellaston Marriage Index (1570-1812)
Janice Hargreaves has produced a Marriage Index for Chellaston covering the period 1570-1812, which can be found on her web site.
Index to Grooms  Index to Brides


Cemetery Records & Monumental Inscriptions

Cemetery and Burial Records of Chellaston, Derbyshire, 1934-1997
These have filmed by the LDS church, details as follows:
Register of burials, 1934-1969. 
Register of graves, 1934-1997.
VAULT BRITISH Film 2094164 Items 5 - 6


Wills
This section will be devoted to Transcripts of Wills relating to the parish of Chellaston.  Wills and other probate documents often contain items of local historical interest, material of significance to unrelated families, and will sometimes include that vital piece of information which will break through the "brick wall" that has been impeding the progress of your research for so long.  If you have the transcripts of any wills which you would care to have included on this web site, please Email me.  If you've had trouble deciphering a will, and would like some assistance, I'd be happy to give it a try.

Poor Law Records
The Guardians' Accounts for Chellaston for the period March 1823 to March 1848 have been transcribed by the Chellaston History Group.

Hearth Tax Assessments & Other Lists
Census Returns & Transcripts
Census returns for Chellaston for the period 1841-1891 have been filmed by the LDS church as follows:
1841 FHL BRITISH Film 241295
1851 p. 480-496 FHL BRITISH Film 87770
1861 FHL BRITISH Film 542979
1871 FHL BRITISH Film 839763
1881 FHL BRITISH Film 1341809
1891 RG 12/2721 (3 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097831

The following Chellaston census records have been transcribed by and are reproduced on this web site by kind courtesy of the Chellaston History Group.  Formatting and indexing have been done by Brett Payne.  N.B. The transcript files are slightly larger than usual for this web site, so may take a little longer than normal to load. Please be patient.

1851 Census  Full Transcript  (86kB) Surname Index
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1861 Census  Full Transcript  (94kB) Surname Index
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1871 Census  Full Transcript  (101kB) Surname Index
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1881 Census  Full Transcript  (83kB) Surname Index
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1891 Census  Full Transcript  (91kB) Surname Index
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1901 Census  Full Transcript  (124kB) Surname Index
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


History
Extracted from: The History, Gazetteer, and Directory of the County of Derby, Volume II, Part I, by Stephen Glover, 1829

In Celerdestune, Ulsi had four ox-gangs of land to be taxed.  Land to half a plough.  It is waste.  There are four acres of meadow, value in King Edward’s time 12s. now 3s.  Almaric holds it.  In Cellesdune, Osmund had four ox-gangs of land, and a third part of one ox-gang to be taxed.  Land to six oxen.  He himself holds it under the king, and has there three villanes with half a plough and two acres and a half of meadow.  Wood-pasture, three quarentens long and two broad.  Value in king Edward’s time 10s. now 5s.  In Celardestune was one carucate and a half of land, soke to Mileburn.  Domesday Book. 293, 311, 327.
Part of the manor of Chellaston was held under the crown, and part under Henry de Ferrers after the Conquest.  In the reign of Henry III. Robert, the son of Engelaramus de Nottingham held lands here, as did William de Chelardeston, 31 Edward I. [1302] who married Jean, granddaughter and heir of Nicholas Musard, baron of Crich.  In 19 Edward II. [1325] it appears that John de Combewell, co. Nottingham, and Idonea, his wife, claimed William Chelardeston’s lands, Joan, his wife’s lands, here and elsewhere.  Idonea, we suppose, was daughter and heir to Chelardeston.  King John granted to Hugh de Beauchamp the manor of Melbourn, together with a carucate of land thereto belonging, at Chellaston, which land the said Hugh gave, in marriage with his daughter, to William Fitz Geoffrey.  In 4 Edward I. [1275] William de Frescheville held two-thirds and William de Bredon one-third of the said land, which was then said to be in the wapentake of Litchurch.  In 36 Henry III. [1251] that king granted to Ralph de Frescheville free warren in several manors, and amongst them that of Chellaston is included.  Witnesses to this charter are Roger de Lokington, Ralf de Bakepuize, &c.  In 1307, Robert de Holland had a grant of the manor of Chellaston.  In 1499, William Ashby, esq. died, and left this manor to his son William, under the honour of Tutbury.  About this time and before, the Dean and Canons of the Newark College, in Leicester, held lands here, which was probably given to them by the founder, Henry, Duke of Lancaster, about the middle of the reign of Edward III.  After the dissolution of the abbeys, 32 Henry VIII. [1544] Christopher Hunt, esq. was possessed of it, and left it to his son Thomas.  In 2 Edward VI. [1548] Rowland Babington, esq. held lands here, under the honour of Tutbury, which he left to his grandson Francis, as did Sir Henry Sacheverell, who dying, 5 or 6 Philip and Mary, left his estates to his son John.  In 16 Elizabeth [1573], Sir Richard Harpur, Chief Justice of the King’s Bench held lands here, and left them to his son John, which lands are still in the possession of their descendant, Sir George Crewe, bart.  The Earl of Huntingdon sold the manor-house and a considerable estate to a family of the name Whinyates, who afterwards re-sold it in parcels ; when the manor-house and about 80 acres of land became the property of Mr. Wright.  Mr. Orton, of Derby, having purchased the same from the Wright family, says that the Earl of Huntingdon conveyed the manorial rights with the estate ; that he is in possession of the original deeds to that effect, and he considers himself clearly entitled to the manorial rights.  The Marquess of Hastings still enjoys them, by inheritance from the Earls of Huntingdon.


Place Names
Extracted from: The Place Names of Derbyshire, Vol. XXIX, Part Three, by Kenneth Cameron, published in 1959, by the Cambridge University Press.
CHELLASTON
Ceoleardesbeorge 1009 SaltCh
Celerdestune 1086 DB
Celardestune 1086 DB
Chelardes-, -is-, -ton(e) 1197, 1198, 1199 P, 1199 ChR, 1200, 1201, 1202 P et passim to 1535 Val, Chellardston 1265-91 Werb (p)
Chellarston 1230-50 Werb
Chel(l)astun, -ton(e) 1262 Darley, 1306 Ass, 1328 SR, 1330 Ass, 1346 Cor et passim, (alias Chel(l)ard(e)ston) 1604 Bemrose, 1622 Deed
Cheleston 1324 Misc
Chaleston 1535 Val

'Ceolh(e)ard's farm', v. tun.  The form Ceoleardesbeorge 'Ceolh(e)ard's hill', v. beorg appears in the bounds of Weston upon Trent and is almost certainly Chellaston Hill.

CHELLASTON HILL (6"), 1836 O, v. Chellaston supra.
THE GREEN (6"), the Green 1580 Lanc, v. grene.
HALL LANE (6"), cf. Halleflate 13th Dale, v. hall, flat.
NEWTON COTTAGE (6"), cf. Reginald Newton 1543 SR.
SHELTON LOCK, Sheldon Wharf 1836 O.
SNELLSMOOR LANE (6"), Snellesmere, Swellesmar' 13th Dale, perhaps 'Snell's pool', v. mere.
WESTHILL HO (6"), Westhul 13th ib, v. west, hyll.

FIELD NAMES

The principal forms in (a) are 1791 EnclA; all others are Dale except where noted.

(a) the Acres; Backside; Bandlands (v. bean, land); Barley Croft; Bonehills; Bootmoor Hedge; Booton Field; Bradmoor (Brademer 13th, v. brad, mere); Bull Furlong; Burne; Church Balk; Cliff Furlong (cf. Redeclif 13th, v. read, clif); Crown Lands; Dumelows Leys; Dykes; Elder Stubbs (probably le Elrinestub Hy 3 Darley, v. elren, stubb); Fellow Lands; Fisher Pitts; Flatts; Foremans Flatt; Groves Nook; Headlands (v. heafod-land); Henshaws Croft; Hill Nook; Hollymoor; Holme (v. holmr); Hunger Hill (v. hungor, hyll); Jack o'th Ruley; Mill Moor Baulk; Nether Side (v. neodera, side); Newgate; New Taken In; Nothills; Park Nook; Pikes Lands; Pinchern Roods; Pingreaves Nook (cf. Pingreave Close 1690 DbAns xxiii); Rewley Flatt; Rushy Carr Close; Rye Butts; Sandy Hills; Shoots (v. sceat); Slade Lands; Small Meer Close; Stadmoor Flatts; Stubble Close; Thulstone Furlong (Thurleston forlong' 13th, named from Thulston supra 462); Townsend (Attetounesende de Chelardeston 1377 Cor (p), v. tun, ende); Tumbling Croft; Tuphurst (to be identified with Tuphall Close 1690 DbAns xxiii); Under the Cliff; Walker Yard; Water Galls (v. waeter, galla); Water Rundle (v. waeter, rynel); Weedy Beds; Wet Pool; Wet Thurrows; Whittinglands; Windmill Hill; Wren Park (v. infra 758).

(b) Glerynsonb' 13th; Longhol' 13th (v. lang, hol); Meruinesflat' 13th ('Merewine's division in the common field', v. flat); Middilbothin (sic) 13th (v.middel, botm); Otehul 13th (v. ate, hyll); Wyteleyes Hy 3 (v.hwit, laes). 


Bibliography

Alabaster: A history of the gypsum industries of Chellaston, Derbyshire,1820-1904, by John Young
Published by Derbyshire Museum Service, c1990 (Nottingham : Barnes & Humby Ltd.) 68 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ISBN/ISSN  090675318X

Published by the Chellaston History Group, and available for purchase from the Derbyshire Family History Society.
A CHELLASTON MAN'S JOURNAL - From late 18th to early 19th C
AN INTRO. TO THE HISTORY OF CHELLASTON & ITS CHURCH
CHELLASTON THEN & NOW - comparison photos
CHELLASTON RECOLLECTIONS - old photos of the village

Also published by the Chellaston History Group (print status unknown), A History of Chellaston (1988), with the following contents:

Published by the Derbyshire Archaeological Society
Derbyshire Archaeological Journal
Farmer, R.L., Chellaston alabaster. , DAJ, vol. 38, 1916.
Statham, S.P.H., Later descendants of Domesday holders of land in Derbyshire. 1. Amalric. 2. Knight of Geoffrey Alselin. 3. Beauchamp, of Chellaston. 4. The early Curzons. 5. Robert de Pavelli. 6. Serlo de Ashover and Glapwell. 7. Tuschet. 8. Warner. geneal. tabs., DAJ, vol. 48/49, 1926/27.
Derbyshire Miscellany
Vol 10 Part 4 (Autumn 1984): The Plaster Industry in Chellaston (J.A.Young)
Vol 11 Part 1 (Spring 1986): Some aspects on tithes in Chellaston (J.Young)
Vol 11 Part 2 (Autumn 1986): a Reassessment of the Chellaston Gypsum Plaster Industry (J.Young and R.J.Firman).
Vol 12 Part 4 (Autumn 1990): The alabaster angels of Chellaston (H.Usher)

Maps
Recent map of Chellaston Village by UK Streetmap

Photographs

Surname & Historical Interests
If you would like to add your Chellaston surname or other historical interests to this web site, please Email me.  I can, if you wish, insert hyper-links from the entries in the Trade Directory Listings to your web site or contact details.  If you are able to provide some genealogical or historical information about your family and its relationship with Chellaston, this would also be most welcome.
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