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Chapel en le Frith with Chinley

and Bugsworth

If you find any errors on this site or would like to contribute material  please email me -  (but remove the 8 from the address)

incl. Dove Holes; Whaley Bridge & Whitehough

Whitehough 1906-10

If you need information about Chapel ancestors which is not available on this website then Sandy Quinn has the 1841, 1851, 1881 and 1891 census for the town and is willing to look up details for you at

We both also have `The Diary of James Clegg` by Vanessa Doe. James Clegg was the minister at Chinley Independent Chapel at Chapel Milton from 1708 to 1755. As well as ministering to his neighbours` spiritual needs, he was also a doctor. The diaries detail who Clegg visited and what treatments he prescribed.  Both Sandy and I would be happy to look folks up for you in these books as would Ernie Drabble - see details below.

Rob Marchington  has scanned on to his web site W. Bunting`s interesting account of the  History of Chapel en le Frith.  The address is:

Guy Martin has Memorial Inscriptions for St Thomas Becket parish church and will be happy to do a look up.  You can  contact him by email:   Guy has also developed a Parish Council web site which can be viewed at:

Ernie Drabble  has "The Diary of James Clegg": William Brailsford Bunting's books,"The Parish Church of St Thomas a Becket, Chapel-en-le-Frith" and "Chapel-en-le-Frith Its History and its People"; and "The Barbers of the Peak", by I Mitford-Barberton, printed by Oxford University press in 1934.   This contains over 250 pages of the BARBERS who originated from the little moorland Hamlet of Malcoff, Chapel-en-le-Frith.  Ernie is happy to do look ups in any of these books.  

My thanks to Vanda Hopwood; Jennie Hudson and Allen Peterson and the late Bill Eyre; for sending me many of the Chapel Parish Records and to Bill Iggleden for sending the Cotterill Burials. Also thanks to John HUME for making the 1806 Chapel Rate Book and 1821 Fernilee Valuation available & to Rob Marchington for allowing me to add a copy of the 1881 census which he has on his website.