Ancestry.com. Derbyshire History, Gazetteer, and Directory, 1857 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003.Original data: Francis White & Co.. History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby. Sheffield, England: James Ward, Lands Lane, Leeds, 1857.
This database contains a history, gazetteer, and directory of Derbyshire, England, from 1857 (the year of publishing). It includes a general history and description of Derbyshire, which provides information about its population, agriculture, manufactures, minerals, roads, rivers, civil and ecclesiastical divisions, historical events, etc. For each of the towns, parishes, townships, villages, hamlets, and hundreds found within Derbyshire there are separate histories and directories. For each hundred there also is a general description of it and a statistical summary. The directories found within this work list the names of the heads of households, along with their addresses and occupational information. This work is of great worth to the genealogist because of the nature of the historical and local information provided. It may not only help you pinpoint your ancestor in a particular place and time, but it may also provide you with information that will help you put your ancestor into historical context.