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Parish & Non-Conformist Registers
Prior to the building of Emmanuel Church in 1846, Swadlincote was served by the parish church of St. George & St. Mary, Church Gresley.  Baptisms, marriages and burials within Swadlincote would usually have taken place in that church.  Details of available transcripts may be found on the Church Gresley Parish Pages.  However, it is also worth searching the registers for adjacent parishes of Newhall, Hartshorne and Woodville, particularly for residents of locations such as Midway.

The following microfilms of registers have been filmed by the LDS church:
Chapelry of Swadlincote, Emmanuel Baptisms 1846-1889 FHL BRITISH Film 1042086 Items 13-14
Marriages 1849-1893 Burials 1846-1896 FHL BRITISH Film 1042087 Items 1-3
Parish of Swadlincote, Emmanuel
(see below for transcript)
Baptisms 1889-1903 Marriages 1893-1916  FHL BRITISH Film 1752120 Items 4-5
Wesleyan Church, Swadlincote Births, Baptisms, Burials 1807-1837 FHL BRITISH Film 590685 Item 5
Wesleyan Methodist Church
(Woodville & Swadlincote Circuit)
(see below for transcript)
Baptisms, 1873-1925 FHL BRITISH Film 2081109 Items 4-13

Births, baptisms and marriages have been included in the IGI, which may be searched at the LDS site on-line, using the following batch numbers:
Emmanuel Church, Swadlincote Births & Baptisms 1846-1875 C139191
Marriages 1849-1893 M139192
Wesleyan Church, Swadlincote Baptisms 1807-1837 C066951
However, it should be noted that these are indexes, and entries should be checked against the original parish registers wherever possible.

Emmanuel Church Parish Register Transcripts
Transcribed and indexed by Brett Payne
Marriages
1849-50
1851-60
1861-70
1871-80
1881-90
1891-93
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Burials
1846-50
1851-60
1861-70
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1881-90
1891-96
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Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Register Transcripts
Circuit One (Swadlincote) - October 1873 to June 1892
Transcribed by Bryan Small and indexed by Brett Payne
Baptisms
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1873-1875
(1-66)
1876-1880
(64-173)
1881-1885
(174-259)
1886-1890
(260-355)
1891-1892
(356-400)
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Census Records
Census returns for the years 1841-1891 have been filmed by the LDS church, as follows:
1841 FHL BRITISH Film 241295
1851 p. 486-514 FHL BRITISH Film 87414
1861 FHL BRITISH Film 542894
1871 FHL BRITISH Film 836398
1881 FHL BRITISH Film 1341660
1891 RG 12/2198 (4 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097308
1891 RG 12/2199 (4 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097309

Census Transcripts

1841 Census of Swadlincote - transcribed by Gill Castle, with minor revisions and indexing by Brett Payne.
Full Transcript
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1851 Census of Swadlincote - transcribed by Brett Payne.
HO 107/2011 Burton upon Trent Union, Gresley District.  Enumeration District 2.
The whole of the Township of Swadlincote, including Dark Lands, White House, Colliery, Gipsy Barn, Part of Midway and Roggen Row.  Enumerator: Benjamin Staley
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1891 Census of Swadlincote - transcribed by Brett Payne.
RG12/2198 Church Gresley & Swadlincote (Swadlincote Portion).
Enumeration District 7 - Boundary: That part of the township of Swadlincote which lies to East of the Turnpike Road from Swadlincote to Woodville, commencing at Woodward's Row and terminating at the Market Place, bounded on the South by the Township of Woodville on the North by the Township of Newhall and the West by the Public Street (Market Street).  Contents: Mr. Eleys' Shop and all houses on that side of the said Turnpike Road or Public Street including Church Street and Stanley Street, also houses in Knighton's Brickyard and the Vicarage.  Enumerator: John Joseph Wright
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Enumeration District 8 - Boundary: That Part of the Township of Swadlincote which lies to the West of Turnpike Road or Public Street from Swadlincote to Woodville commencing at Regent Square & terminating at Railway Terrace or Darklands. Contents: Newhall Road; Midland Road; Part of High Street & Station Street; West Street; Market Street & Darklands.  Enumerator: Robert Cartwright.
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NB. The remainder of the 1891 Census for Swadlincote, covered by PRO Piece RG12/2199, has not yet been transcribed.


Local Links
www.Swad.com This site has some photos of the kiln at Sharpe's Pottery and the Town Hall
Andy Savage's Photos Andy has several photos of modern day Swadlincote, including shots of Emmanuel Church, the High Street, the Wesleyan Methodist Church, the Town Hall and Sharpe's Pottery
The Magic Attic A local history archive situated at The Sharpe's Heritage Centre, West Street, Swadlincote
The Sharpe's Pottery Centre A visitor and resource centre
Swadlincote Map A detailed map of modern Swadlincote and surrounding area, by Multimap
Aerial Photograph An aerial photo of modern Swadlincote and surrounding area, by Getmapping plc
Old Map 1885-1888 Old Ordnance Survey maps of Swadlincote, dated 1885-1888, are available here

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