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Matlock St Giles' Church Burials, 1637 - 1856
Matlock Parish Church was, for hundreds of years, the only burial place in the Matlocks

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The burial register begins with the statement:

Burialls 1637 : September 19
Henrye Smith : Rector.

  • Bernard Freeman of Manitoba, Canada worked on many of the burials for Matlock St Giles' that are presented on this website during 1999, with a few additions in 2001/2*. He completed the final section of his work, the early burials from 1668 - 1692, during December 2004.

  • More burials were added by the web mistress in 2019 and 2020 when the gaps in these transcripts were filled in. The transcripts were also taken back to the beginning of the parish register (i.e. 1637).

  • An addition to some early sections of the parish register are the Rector's and Churchwardens' names, shown where they appear at the bottom of each page in the parish register.

  • Whilst every effort has been made to be as accurate as possible, it is recognised that individual entries may be open to different interpretation. Please get in touch if your research does not agree with an entry published here as we would like to know.

  • Having said that, some pages are very hard to read. This may be because of the ink that was used, the quality of the microfilms or perhaps from wear and tear. The earliest records, kept by Henry Smith, are easy to read but there are parts from the Shelmerdine era, i.e. during the Civil War, where the names and abodes are difficult to decipher (see Rectors for more about these two men).

  • Names are shown as spelt rather than as they are written today. For example, sometimes the Christian name John was written as Jhon and similarly the surname Johnson was recorded as Jhonson.
Matlock Burials
1650-1659 1660-1669
1670-1681 1682-1698
1699-1713 1714-1725
1726-1735 1736-1751
1770-1779 1780-1791
1792-1801 1802-1812
1813-1824 1825-1835
1836-1846 1847-1856
Clerks Books, 1819, 1842
Additional Entries

Also see:
About St Giles.
Strays - Matlock people buried elsewhere
Additional Entries : an extra section of names not included in the onsite records
Memorial Inscriptions

View even more about Matlock's oldest church by clicking on the images below:


Background info:

  1. The following films, where known, were used for the BT transcripts*: LDS #428924 (1662 -1812), LDS #498102 (1813 -1856).

    The films may be viewed at LDS centres throughout the world and were filmed by the LDS Church from the Bishops Transcripts held at Staffordshire RO, England. Derbyshire Record Office holds the parish register.

    *The BT transcripts were initially done for John Palmer's Wirksworth website. The information was subsequently added to and is published here with Bernie's kind permission and is presented here as close to Bernie's original work as possible. Bernie gave a copy of his work to the LDS Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

  2. Ann Andrews contributed minor amendments and additions to the original transcripts when they were first done, with further more major additions in 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017 which have all been incorporated into the information on these pages.
    Transcripts from 2018 onwards, i.e. for the years 1637-1672 and later years where there had previously been a gap, are © Ann Andrews and are from the parish register. 1832 transcripts © Susan Tomlinson.

  3. All information is held by Ann in databases of her own design.