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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Beeley St Anne


The Parish

The chapelry of Beeley is a chapelry licensed for marriages within the vast Peak District parish of Bakewell, it is located in northern central Derbyshire about 4 miles east of Bakewell, itself. Beeley is a small and compact village sitting immediately east of the B6012 road which connects Baslow & Rowsley and lies immediately south of the famous Chatsworth Estate of the Dukes of Devonshire. Beeley has a valley setting, sitting on the eastern banks of the River Derwent, and would have been a pastoral farming settlement. Today tourism, particularly outdoor activities, play an increasingly important part of the area's economy as part of Britain's first National Park. The Derwent drains Beeley southwards, joining the Trent to the southeast of Derby and thence to the North Sea through the Humber Estuary. Beeley is sited at around 120 metres above the sea but sits within an upland setting, local heights rise to almost 370 metres on nearby Harland Edge. Upland parishes and chapelries tend to cover large swathes of territory and beeley chapelry was no exception, it covered just over 3,200 acres and would have supported a population of about 400 parishioners. In Domesday times beeley was a personal possession of King William but was a tiny place offering just a single plough.

The Church

St Anne's church sits alongside the B6012 to the north of the main area of properties and is accessed by the one-way street of Church Street. Sadly this is not some mediaeval masterpiece but a Georgian rebuild from 1819. Pevsner does, however, point to some reused portions that indicate the dates and nature of the predecessor. The southern doorway is Norman Romanesque and probably 12th century and portions of the chancel show Early English Gothic styles of 13th century. Most of the fabric, however, dates from the 1819 rebuild or from the later restoration of the 1880s which restored the church and replaced most of the fenestration. Church Street is one-way eastwards but is narrow so parking has to be careful. Entry is by the junction or midway along the site, the churchyard is relatively free from photographic obstacles.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 13th September 1757 - 11th January 1774 & 18th April 1785 - 26th February 1811 Derbyshire Archives - Reference - D1191/A/PI/3/1
Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 3 entries per page Grade 3 Register - there are sufficient quality issues with this register to indicate that some misreads will occur albeit few in number Poor media combined with sporadic poor handwriting may lead to one or two misreads
2 21st April 1778 - 30th August 1784 Derbyshire Archives - Reference - D1191/A/PI/3/1
Plain, unruled book containing combined Banns & Marriages Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None
3 19th April 1818 - 6th March 1837 Derbyshire Archives - Reference - D1191/A/PI/3/3 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None

Edensor St Peter
Edensor St Peter
Baslow St Anne
Old Brampton St Peter & St Paul
Edensor St Peter
Bakewell All Saints
Old Brampton St Peter & St Paul
Chesterfield St Mary & All Saints
Bakewell All Saints
Darley St Helen
Ashover All Saints

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
1 13/09/1757 Benjamin SMITH     Elizabeth MALTLEY    
2 10/09/1758 John HOLMES   Bakewell Sarah LUDLUM   Winster
3 20/01/1760 Joseph GREAVES Single Bakewell Elizabeth BLACKDON   Bakewell
4 03/05/1761 Henry LUDLAM   Bakewell Thomasin NOTON    
5 05/01/1763 Thomas RANDLE   Bakewell Mary LEMONS   Chesterfield
6 08/09/1763 Robert RANDELL   Bakewell Rebekah MARSHALL   Bakewell
7 12/09/1763 Joseph NORMAN     Elizabeth BROWN    
8 05/11/1763 Samuel HAWKSWORTH     Joanna GREGORY    
9 23/01/1764 Moses HUDSON   Bakewell Mary DAKIN Single Bakewell
10 26/08/1770 William HAYS   Chesterfield Mary BOOTH    
11 21/11/1770 John MACDONALD     Elizabeth TURNER    
12 12/09/1771 Joseph CARRINGTON   Bakewell Ann BUXTON   Bakewell
13 11/01/1773 Joseph TATLOW     Martha RANDAL   Bakewell
14 17/01/1773 John LEESE   Edensor Catharine BADSLEY   Bakewell
15 10/05/1773 Samuel TURNER     Elizabeth HOLME    
11/01/1774 Robert LEE   Bakewell Frances FROGGATT    
21/04/1778 Thomas BRADLEY   Edensor Elizabeth WOODSON    
05/07/1778 Joseph BARKER   Old Brampton Mary HAGUE    
15/10/1778 William HIGGS     Elizabeth STONE    
16/08/1779 James BADGLEY     Hannah MARSDEN    
08/02/1780 John BOND     Mary WATSON    
24/08/1780 Richard SMITH     Ann SMITH    
30/10/1780 John HAGUE     Mary JONES   Youlgreave
03/05/1781 John ELLIOTT   Rowsley Mary PENNISTONE    
02/07/1782 Benjamin GODFREY   Bolsover Ellen DAVENPORT    
02/02/1783 Thomas BLACKWELL     Mary SKIDMORE   Ashford
18/07/1783 Samuel WHITE     Rachel FAUX    
30/08/1784 Edward COWLEY     Hannah GILL    
18/04/1785 William BROWN     Sarah WRIGHT    
07/06/1785 Henry THOMPSON   Darley Elisabeth RANDLE    
29/01/1787 Robert RANDLE     Mary HANCOCK    
17/04/1788 George SMITH     Dorothy BADGELEY    
03/11/1788 Henry WHITE     Elizabeth MARPLE    
20/10/1789 Joel WHEELDON     Susanna COCKER   Chesterfield
19/09/1790 Robert WHEELDON     Martha ROWLAND    
16/01/1791 George COWPER   Bakewell Rebecca WOODHOUSE   Bakewell
25/01/1796 George HOLMES   Whittington Mary MELLOR    
05/12/1796 John BENNETT     Ann WRIGHT    
23/10/1797 Charles HOLMES     Ann LEES    
25/12/1797 William LEES     Sarah HOLMES    
26/12/1797 John HOLMES     Grace ELLIOTT Widow  
05/09/1798 William BROWN     Mary HOLMS    
04/04/1799 John HOLMES     Elizabeth HOLMES Widow  
01/11/1801 Matthew HAWKSWORTH     Maria FURNISS    
30/11/1801 Samuel TURNER     Sarah CROOKS    
24/03/1802 William HIGGS     Grace BOND    
12/07/1802 John GARDENER   Edensor Rebecca WRIGHT    
24/10/1802 Joshua WILD   Bakewell Hannah BROOMHEAD   Bakewell
26/12/1803 Peter TAYLOR     Ann WRIGHT    
01/01/1805 Samuel LUDLAM   Bakewell Elizabeth HOLMES    
26/10/1806 James MOTTRAM   Bakewell Susan BROOMHEAD   Bakewell
24/11/1806 George GRAINGER     Hannah BENNETT    
13/04/1807 Syar WINDLE     Sarah BADGELEY    
04/07/1808 Richard SWIFT     Mary WHITEHEAD    
27/11/1808 Joseph HAWKINS   Bakewell Margaret WRIGHT    
27/12/1808 William GRUNDEY     Sarah HALKSWORTH    
26/02/1811 William WORRALL     Ann VICKERS    
1 19/04/1818 William WALLIS     Mary LEES    
2 31/08/1818 Thomas WARBURTON   Manchester, Lancashire Harriet WILD    
3 15/02/1819 John BOND Single   Sarah COWLEY Single  
4 15/02/1820 Francis BOURN     Elizabeth WRAGG    
5 13/08/1821 Charles SLOW Single Edensor Mary TAYLOR    
6 06/02/1822 Peter BOND Single   Fanny FROGGATT    
7 27/05/1822 Joseph TURNER     Sarah HALL Single  
8 31/03/1823 Thomas FROGGATT     Mary BOND    
10 13/10/1823 Richard GEESON     Lydia PENISTONE    
9 28/01/1824 Joshua HOLMES     Mary HOLMES    
11 16/03/1824 John HOLMES Widower   Sarah HOLMES Single  
12 30/08/1824 Edward MORTON     Martha STEEL    
13 09/10/1826 Horatio EGGINTON     Ruth TURNER    
14 11/02/1827 William HOLMES     Ruth MILNES   Ashford
15 18/06/1827 William WRAGG     Alice DAVENPORT    
16 24/12/1827 Joseph HALKSWORTH     Frances ALLGATE    
17 27/10/1829 Joshua HOLMES     Elizabeth GARDINER    
18 28/04/1830 William DAVENPORT     Martha STORER   Ashover
19 06/10/1830 William TWELVES   Wingerworth Anne HIGGS    
20 14/02/1831 John TAYLOR     Tamer SMITH    
21 17/10/1831 Thomas MELLOR     Elizabeth NORMAN    
22 21/04/1832 Richard TOMLINSON Single Darley Elizabeth LEES Single  
23 15/07/1832 William ALLGATE     Alice DOWNES    
24 29/10/1832 Benjamin HADFIELD     Ellen TURNER    
25 14/10/1833 James EDWARDS     Charlotte DEVONPORT    
26 12/01/1836 John GRUNDY     Mary GARDINER    
27 26/05/1836 Samuel HOLMES   Littleover Jane GOODIE   Bakewell
28 02/10/1836 George STONE Widower   Mary HOUGH Widow  
29 05/12/1836 George BROWN Single   Anne HAGUE    
30 02/01/1837 William BOTHAM Widower Old Brampton Rachel HAWKSWORTH Single  
31 06/03/1837 Joseph BURDEKIN     Sarah DOWNES    

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