The Strutt group in Belper

The Strutt people group in Belper It now requires a cognizant push to recognize the Strutt settlement from the more established Belper people group. Throughout the years the two have blended, however in the 1780s they would have been isolated by a green a dead zone about a fourth of a mile in width. The […]

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE REGISTERS OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

When did parish registers begin? Every parish of the Church of England was required to keep a register of baptisms, marriages and burials by the Injunctions issued in 1538 by Thomas Cromwell, chief minister of King Henry VIII, in his capacity as Vicegerent in Spirituals. The Injunctions were repeated at various times in the following […]