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Matlock & Matlock Bath Strays
People who were born in Matlock, Matlock Bath, Riber or Starkholmes but found in non-Matlock records
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A 'Stray' would normally be defined as being found outside the county of Derbyshire, and sometimes overseas. However, as this is a one place study rather than a county study references are also included where people have been found within Derbyshire, but in neither Matlock nor Matlock Bath.  
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Information extracted from:
  • Apprentice records
  • Burial and other church or chapel registers
  • Census returns*
  • Memorial inscriptions
  • Militia lists
  • Phillimore marriage indexes
  • Passenger lists
  • Old books
  • Wills
  • Other sources

*For example, the 1861 census for Wales includes the families of William BUNTING and James KNOWLES in Holyhead, presumably waiting to emigrate to the USA.

Chapman's County Codes are used, where appropriate.

Please Note: To reduce the amount of text, not every family member is named when a Stray has been found in a census return if they weren't born in the Matlocks. The word "children" may describe an individual's adult children.

Hatches, Matches & Dispatches Baptisms, Marriages and Burials at Matlock Parish Church (Parish Records)
Historical Records - takes you to census return transcripts for Matlock & District

More information about Matlock "Strays" welcomed. Please email the web mistress with the details