which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell.

External Websites

Each of these websites has useful information about Crich and its inhabitants.

Please note that clicking on the link will take you away from this site.

Use tabbed browsing if you want to easily return to this site.

Yesterdays Journey

Michael Spencer's excellent site has many fascinating Derbyshire records.

The Crich records include –

Apprentice Records Law and Order Rogues and Vagabonds Crich Carr School
Bastardy Papers Miscellany Settlement Certificates Wills and Administrations
Board of Guardians Removals Settlement Examinations Belper Workhouse Registers
Go to Yesterdays Journey

A Walk Through Derbyshire's Past

St Mary's Churchyard memorials – a photo-collection of many headstones and memorials.

Go to the site

Wirksworth Parish Records 1600 – 1900

John Palmer's comprehensive site has a wealth of information from Parish Records to Census Data. There are photographs, historical documents and much more.

Many Crich residents appear in these records.

Go to Wirksworth Records

Belper Research Website

Some records are of interest to Crich researchers.

Crich residents attended its law-courts and workhouses. Many worked in Belper and married there. Crich BMD were recorded at Belper. Some Crich children attended the Herbert Strutt School.

Go to Belper Research Website

DERBYSGEN Mailing List

DERBYSGEN is a mailing list for anyone who has an interest in Derbyshire Family History. Its members are very friendly and usually give help freely and generously.

Ask a question about one of your Crich or Derbyshire ancestors and it will be unusual if someone does not help.


Derbyshire Library Services

Online historical newspapers

British Newspapers 1800–1900

A million fully-searchable newspaper pages are waiting for you.

Best of all is the Derby Mercury, the nearest thing to a county newspaper we have ever had.

Although published in Derby this paper was sold as far north as Sheffield. You can search a single paper or search them all.

This treasure chest is now available free of charge on library computers and at home to anyone with a Derbyshire library ticket.

Choose Infotrac newspapers. In the borrower ID box enter the letters DCC followed by your ticket number. Click on proceed and away you go.

Enter "Crich" in the Search Box and happy hunting!

Go to Derbyshire Libraries

Derbyshire Family History Society

Derbyshire records and resources.


Commonwealth War Graves

Search for your relatives who were killed in WW1 or WW2

Go to the War Graves

Free BMD

A FREE listing of most Birth, Marriages and Deaths between 1837 and about 1915.

There are gaps but it is fairly comprehensive.

Go to Free BMD

Tansley Holy Trinity Church

Until 1840 Tansley was part of Crich Parish until the hamlet petitioned for a church of their own.

“the hamlet of Tansley contains a population of upwards of 500 souls and is distant from the Parish Church (of Crich) of four miles and that it is extremely inconvenient for the inhabitants of the said hamlet to attend divine service in the said parish of Crich, and in order to provide some church accommodation and aid for spiritual wants of the people residing therein considerable funds have been raised by voluntary contributions together with other grants to build a chapel”

Holy Trinity Church was started in 1839.

After 1840 Births, Marriages and Death records for the Tansley area would most likely have moved from Crich to Tansley.

Go to Tansley Records

Russell Family Website

From the Place Index, navigate to Derbyshire then Crich.

Names include: Barnes, Barratt, Beardah, Beighton, Beresford, Berresford, Bowmer, Bradley, Bunting, Butler, Clark, Cowlishaw, Curzon, Dawes, Dowler, Flint, Gratton, Holden, Jackson, Martin, Merchant, Pearson, Piggin, Robinson, Roper, Saxton, Slack, Smith, Storer, Walker, Wetton, Wilbraham, Wilson, and many others...

Russell Website

Mosely Family Website

There are several Crich and surrounding area names in the records plus some fascinating accounts on Martin Mosley's site.

Mosley Website

Piggin Family Website

Jean-Baptiste Piggin's One-name study of the name "Piggin"

Piggin Website
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