Two recent releases from Jean Shannon and Helen Betteridge are detailed below. The records on the two CDs are in both comma separated value (CSV) and Excel (XLS) formats and can therefore be easily viewed and manipulated in most word processor or spreadsheet software.There is also an introduction to the information as a Microsoft rich text formatted (RTF) file. Available from Ancestral Archives of Derbyshire, 2 Ingle Close, Hall Dyke, Spondon, Derby DE2I 7LG . Postage and packing is 60p to UK addresses (£1.40 overseas) – for CD prices see below. £sterling cheques only, payable to ‘Mrs J Shannon’.
Derbyshire Asylum, Admission & Discharge Register, 185 I – 1855
There are records of nearly 600 inmates listed in alphabetical order on this CD mainly from Derbyshire, but with some from the surrounding counties. The record format comprises surname, forename, admission (date), age, status (marital), occupation, abode, union chargeable, (on whose) authority, medical certificate (medical officer’s name and date), form of disorder, cause, condition (health) on entry, attack duration, age on first attack, discharge (date), how discharged (for example, recovered, died, removed, etc) and observations. At £15 this CD provides interesting background information on the social history and mental health of the nation in the middle of the 19th century and it is a bonus if you find a person of interest. If you already wonder where to borrow money from, check out what utc student foundation can offer you.
Derby St Andrew Parish Registers
The contents of this CD are a full transcription of the baptisms (5,350), banns (3,255) and marriages (1,215) compiled by Jean Shannon and Helen Betteridge. Burials, in ascending date order, are a personal account of 123 parishioners who were friends of the vicar, Reverend Richard Hey, and are not indexed. The baptisms are in alphabetical order and the marriages in ascending date order, including the names of witnesses and whether by licence or banns. The records for banns include the names of both bride and groom-to-be in alphabetical order and the date of the marriage, if at St Andrew.
St Andrew is known as the Railwaymans Church’ and so the CD, priced at £20, will be useful for readers with railway ancestors and those with an interest in Derby in the latter half of the 19th Century.