Surnames from the Memorial Inscriptions of St Helen's Church, Darley

Published in October 2004

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DESCRIPTION

The village of Darley Dale is situated about 4 miles north of Matlock on the Derby to Bakewell Road. At the time of the Domesday Survey of 1086, it was a royal manor, listed as having a church and a priest. Darley is a pleasant and extensive parish, stretching away from the busy main road and contains the hamlets of Toadhole, Sydnope, Farley, Hackney, Tinkersley, Oakerside and Oaker-end. Also included in the parish were South Darley until 1845 and Rowsley until 1860. The parish is borded by Ashover to the east, Rowsley to the north, Stanton, Wensley & Snitterton to the west and Rowsley and Beeley to the north.

The inhabitants were chiefly employed in agriculture. There were some employed in flax spinning, paper making and framework knitting. Lead smelting also took place in the area. Today Darley is a 'dormitory' village.

Principal landowners were the Darleys, Wendesleys, Rollesleys, Collumbells and the Duke of Rutland, other names connected with ownership of land were those of Sir Francis Darwin of Sydnope, Arthur Heathcote, Christopher Potter and the family of Daykeyne. The Daykeynes invented the hydraulic engine to work machinery. The Daykeyne family under several variations of spelling is one of the most ancient in the area.

Pedigrees printed in 'Glover's Derbyshire Directory' are Bower, Potter, Gisborne, Foljambe, Plumpton, Sotehill, Rocliffe, Heathcote, Dakeyne and Walthall.

The church of St. Helen Darley dates from the 12th century and was restored in 1877, with new seating fitted in 1885. The church porch contains several sepulchral slabs, some dating possibly from the 9th century and some are built into various parts of the church exterior walls. In the churchyard are table tombs dating from the early 17th century with sculptures on their sides indicating tools of trade. Also in the churchyard is a Yew tree, one of the largest and most ancient in England.

MEMORIAL STONE
A number of gravestones have been removed from the west of the church to make way for a parish room. These were recorded by DARG before they were removed. Some have survived this removal and are now leaning by the churchyard wall, others have been broken and lost. A stone was erected in 1992 to the memory of those whose remains were disinterred and placed in a communal grave.

LIST of SURNAMES from the Inscriptions

ABELADAM(S)ADKINSAINSWORTHAL(L)SOP(P)
ALDRICHALLDREADALLENALLISONALLWOOD
ALSTONANCOVEANDREWSANTHONYARBER
ARMITTARUNDELASBURYASHCROFTASHTON
ASKEWASSBURNEASTLESATKINSONATTELOWE
ATTWOODAVONERBAGSHAWBAILEYBAINBRIDGE
BAKERBALIDENBALISATBALL(E)BALLINGTON
BAMFORDBAMPTONBARBERBARDILLBARKER
BARNETTBARROWBARTONBARTRAMBATEMAN
BATHURSTBEARD(S)BEELYBELCHERBELL
BEN(N)ET(T)BENTLEYBENTONBERESFORDBERLESTON
BERYNGHAMBILLENBILLINGSBISHOPBLACKWELL
BLAGSHAWBLANDBOARDBOARDBODEN
BONDBONSALLBOOTHBOSWELLBOTHAM
BOWERBOWERINGBOWLERBOWNBRADLEY
BRADONBRADSHAWBRADWELLBRAILSFORDBRAMHALL
BRAMWELLBRENNANBRENTINGHAMBRIDDONBRIDGEMAN
BRIERLYBRIMBLEBRINDLEBRITLANDBRITTON
BROCKWELLBROKESBURNBROOKEBROOMEBROUNT
BROWNBROXHOLMEBUCKBUCKLEYBULLEN
BULNEYSBUNTINGBURDEKINBURDONBURKITT
BURNETTBURROWSBUTLINBUXTONBYNBROKE
CADMANCANNONCARDINGCARNELLCARTER
CASEYCASEYCATLINCAVECHADDERTON
CHANDLERCHAPMANCHARLESWORTHCHEYNEYCHINERY
CLARECLARK(E)CLAYCLAYTONCLESSINGHAM
COATESCOCKERAMCOLEBURNCOLLEYCOLLINGWOOD
COLLUMBELLCONDCLIFFECONEYCONINGSBYCONQUEST
COOKECOOPERCORBETTCORFIELDCORKER
COWCROFTCROSSLANDCROWDERCULL
DAKEYNEDALEDALTONDANEDANIEL
DARLEYDAVENPORTDAVISDAVYDAWES
DAWSONDAYDE PIPEDEANDEARDEN
DEBANKSDEELEYDERBYSHIREDEVANEYDOBBS
DOBSONDONELANDONGSWORTHDOXEYDRABBLE
DRURYDUFFIELDDUGGINSDUMASDUNHILL
DUNNDURDENEATONEDWARDSELLIOTT
ELMSLEYELSEEMETTESKERSALLEVANS
EXTONFALDINGFALKONERFANTEM(OM)FAWLEY
FEARNFELTHAMFENTEMFENTRESPERFIELDING
FLETCHERFLINTFLOYDFODERINGYEFOLJAMBE
FORBESFORDFORESTERFOWLERFOX
FRECKINGHAMFREEMANFRITHFROGGOTTFROST
FURNESSFYSHGAMSONGARLICKGARMSTON
GARRATTGAUNTGAYTHWAITEGEESONGENTLE
GIBBONSGILLGILLUMGOODEGOODWIN
GOULDGRACEGRAFTONGRANTGRATTON
GRAYGREASLEYGREATOREXGREENGREENSMITH
GREGORYGREGSONGRETYINGGREWGRIFFITHS
GRINDLEYGROOMGRUMMITTGUILERSGURLING
GWLUMGYTEHADFIELDHAGUESHAINTON
HALLHALLOWSHAMILTONHANCOCKHAND
HANDLEYHANSONHARDYHARLESWORTHHARLOW
HARRISHARRISONHARROPHARTHARVEY
HAWLEYHAYHAYESHAYNESHAYTO
HAYWOODHEALDHEATHHEATHCOTEHEINEMEIER
HELLIWELLHENSTOCKHEPWORTHHEWITSONHEWSON
HIBBSHIDESHIGGINBOTHAMHIGGINSHIGTON
HILLHILL-WOODHOAREHODGKINSHODGKINSON
HODGSONHOLDENHOLEHOLEHOUSEHOLLAND
HOLMESHOPKINSONHOROBINHORSEMANHORUNGGWODE
HOTICOTEHOUGHTONHOWEHUDSONHUGHES
HULYNHUMPHREYSHUNTHUNTERHURT
HUSSEYIBBOTSONINETTIVEJACKSON
JENNINGSJEPSONJOHNSONJOLLEYJONES
KAYKEMPTONKENNEDYKENWORTHYKERR
KIBBEWORTHKILBURNKINDERKINELWORTHKIRK
KIRKHAMKIRKLANDKNAPPKNIFTONKNIGHTON
KNOWLESLAMBERTLANELANGDALELANKFORD
LAUNCELSCUMBELAWELAWRENCELAWRENCELEDENHAM
LEE(S)LEGHELEHANELENNOXLESTER
LESTRANGELEVERLINLEYLINNELLLISTER
LITCHFIELDLITTLEWOODLLEWELLYNLOMASLONG
LONGDINLONGSONLORIMERLOVELLLOW(E)
LUDLAMLYNAMMA-FIELDMACHINMADDOCKS
MAGNOTMANNMARGERESONMARPLESMARSDEN
MARSHALLMARTMARTINMASONMASTERS
MATHERMEEMELLORMERILLMIL(L)WARD
MILLERMILLERMILNEMILNESMITCHELL
MOORE(S)MORGANMORRISMOS(S)ELEYMOTTISHAW
MUCHELMcCABEMcLEANMcNEVINNAYLOR
NEEDHAMNETTLESHIPNEWELLNEWNESNEWTON
NICHOLSONNORMANNORTHNORTHAMPTONNOTON
NUTTALLOGLUDKEOLDFIELDOLLERENSHAWORCHARD
ORRELLOSBORNEOWENOZENBROOKPALETHORPE
PARK(E)SPARKERPARKINPASHLEYPASLEY
PAULSONPAYNEPEARSONPENNINGTONPERCIVAL
PERCYPERKSPHILLIPSPICKFORDPIDCOCK
PILKINGTONPITMANPLANTPLAYFORDPODENHAM
POLLARDPONGERPORTERPOTT(S)POTTER
POYSERPRATLEYPREBBLEPREECEPRESCOTT
PRESTONPRICEPRIMEPRINGLEPUGH
PYLKINGTONRADFORDRANDALRAWDINGREED
REEDMANREVILRHODESRICHARDSRICHARDSON
RICHMONDRICKETTSRIDALLROBERTSROBERTSON
ROBINSROBINSONRODGERSROEROLLESLEY
RONYNGTONROPERROTHWELLROUSEROUSE
ROWBOTHAMROWLANDSRUMBLERUSHTONSACHERVERELL
SAGARSALSBURYSANGERSARDARSAVAGE
SAXTONSCHAFFTERSCHOFIELDSCHOLESSCOOKTREDE
SCRUBBYSELLERSSENCESERYSTONSHANG
SHAWSHAWCROSSSHELDONSHEPLEYSHERWIN
SHIMWELLSHORESIDDONSSLANEYSLATER
SLINNSMALLEYSMALLWOODSMITH(E)SNOW
SOMERSETSOPPITTSORBYSOUTHERNSPENCER
ST. JOHNSTAMFORDSTANDISHSTAVELEYSTEER
STEPHENSONSTEVENSSTEVENSONSTONE(S)STRONG
SULLIVANSURTASSWAINSWEETINGSWIFT
SYBRAYSYSONTAFFINDERTALBOTTAPLIN
TAYLORTERENCZYNTHOMASTHOMPSONTHORNLEY
THORPETHRAVESTHURSONTILLYARDTISSINGTON
TODDTOFTTOMLINSONTRAVISTUNNICLIFFE
TURNERTWIGGTWOMEYTWYFORDTYRRELL
VAINSVARDYVAWDREYVICKERSVICKERS
WAGSTAFF(E)WAINWALFORDWALKERWALL
WALTERSWALTHALLWALTONWALWYNWARBURTON
WARDWARDLEYWARNEFORDWARNERWARRINER
WASHINGTONWASS(E)WATERFALLWATERSWATKINS
WATSONWATTSWAYNEWEBBWEBSTER
WELDEWELSHWENDESLEYWETHURRYWHARTON
WHEATCROFTWHEELDONWHITCHERWHITEWHITEHALGH
WHITEHEADWHITEHOUSEWHITELOMBEWHITTINGTONWHITWORTH
WIL(L)MOT(T)WILDGOOSEWILEMANWILGOSSWILKIE
WILKINSONWILLIAMSWILLIAMSONWILLSWILSON
WISHERWOODWOOD-HILLWOODHOUSEWOODIWISS
WOODLEYWOODMANWOOLLEYWOOSNAMWOTHERSPOON
WRAGGWRAYWRIGHTWYLDWYRKESWORTH
YATESYEATSYOUNG  

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