Seating in Baslow Church, c.1800
from a booklet kept by the Churchwardens

Transcribed by David Dalrymple-Smith, © Copyright March/April 2005

“It amounts to something like a census of the male heads of households who attended Church in 1789. In very fine copperplate handwriting it lists the occupant of all 380 seats in the church.”
(Rodney Marples, The Baslow Register of Seats)

Editor's Note: I am extremely grateful to David Dalrymple-Smith for this transcription, and to Rodney Marples, for setting the ball rolling by his article on The Baslow Register of Seats, illustrating its practical application in resolving a vital research issue. It is an immensely valuable contribution to the research of anyone with Baslow ancestors, and its importance really cannot be overstated.

The original seating list is provided on the right, with a surname index on the left for convenience. NB: the original source does NOT have the surname index.

Surname Index
A
ALSOP 41, 84, 85
ASHTON 48
B
BAGSHAW 09, 28, 45, 78
BARKER 01, 26, 43, 47, 50, 54, 55, 56
BARRATT 52, 67, 40
BARTON 67
BEE 39
BENNETT 12
BLACKWALL 84
BOWLER 06, 31
BRIGHTMORE 04, 21, 79
BROCKLEHURST 72
BROOMFIELD 73
BROOMHEAD 04, 08, 18, 26, 43, 48, 51, 57, 62, 73, 78
BRUSHFIELD 70
BUXTON 34, 51, 52, 54, 56, 68
C
CARN 61
CHAPMAN 52, 61, 79
CLARKE 39
COLLINS 55
CONDELL 11
CUNDY 12
D
DAVIDSON 77
DOBB 41, 82, 86
E
EATON 51, 62
ELLIOTT 15, 19, 31, 33, 34, 41, 51, 71, 73
ELLIS 55, 69
ETCHES 17, 33, 56
F
FARRER 36, 58
FROGGATT 28, 33, 38, 39, 40, 43, 55, 56, 60, 64, 75, 76, 81, 86
FROST 28, 35, 61, 67, 80
FURNACE 81
G
GARDOM 06, 13, 14, 18, 24, 26, 27, 36, 37, 43
GLOSSOP 61
GREEN 06
GREGORY 05, 25, 35, 39, 50, 52, 55, 58, 61, 66, 68, 73, 75
GRUNDY 29, 32, 45, 56, 59, 81
H
HALLAM 54, 61, 72
HATFIELD 61, 73
HATTERSLEY 38
HAUGE 04
HEARNSHAW 03, 09, 32, 78, 86
HEATON 14
HIBBERT 72
HODGKINSON 35
HOLMNES 23, 35
HOYLAND 76
I,J
INGMAN 77
JENKINSON 05, 21, 34, 85, 86
JOHNSON 16, 77
K
KING 62
KITCHEN 02, 34, 63, 75, 78, 80, 85
L
LEA 50, 56, 76
LEYLAND 61
LOWNDES 23
M
MALTBY 67, 77, 79
MARPLE(S) 42, 01, 05, 10, 14, 17, 29, 34, 41, 42, 52, 65, 71, 77, 79, 80
MARSDEN 07, 12, 20, 22, 23, 25, 29, 32, 33, 39, 50, 70, 74, 75, 81, 82
MARSHALL 48, 50, 53
MATLEY 27, 35, 42, 52, 65, 72
MOORE 28, 67, 80
MOSSBY 49
N
NEEDHAM 61
NEWTON 83
NOTON 34, 81
O
ODDY 10, 30, 63, 64
OLIVER 56
P
PARKER 66
PENISTONE 07, 23, 27, 46, 54
R
RAWLINSON 22, 69
REDFERN 54
RICHARD 79
RICHARDS 69
RICHARDSON 36
ROWLAND 41
RUSHTON 71
S
SAVAGE 39, 80, 85
SELLERS 73
SHAW 03, 37
SHELDON 71
SHIMWELL 37
SHORT 34
SIDDALL 49
STAFFORD 03, 40, 43
STEVENSON 54
STONE 01
STROYAN 22
SYKES 53, 55, 57, 61, 79
T
TATTERSALL 07, 55, 73
THORNER 69
TINGS 81
TOOST 75
W
WATSON 16, 25
WEBSTER 70
WHITE 06, 23, 32, 33, 84
WILSON 41, 57
WORRALL 23, 29, 56
WRAGG 40, 46, 61
WYLD(E) 34, 54, 61, 56, 82
Occupier's NameProprietorRemarks
Seat No 01 - 3 Sittings
Robert Marples, Cock HillDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Grace StoneDuke of RutlandCottage
John Barker, BaslowDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 02 - 3 Sittings
Willm Kitchin BramleyDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 03 - 3 Sittings
John StaffordDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Joshua ShawDuke of RutlandMessuage House
William HearnshawDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 04 - 3 Sittings
Joseph BroomheadDuke of RutlandHauges Messuage House
Michael BrightmoreDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 05 - 3 Sittings
Ralph JenkinsonRalph JenkinsonRichard & Joseph Gregory
Robt Marples, GaterowDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Robt Marples, Cock HillDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 06 - 3 Sittings
Henry WhiteDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Alice BowlerDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Thos Gardom, CordwainerDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Henry GreenDuke of Rutlandre Mary G with Wm Gardom 2(?) sittings
 
Seat No 07 - 3 Sittings
Thos MarsdenDuke of RutlandMessuage House
James TattersallDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Robt PenistoneDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 08 - 3 Sittings
Joseph BroomheadDuke of RutlandMessuage House at Cock Hill
 
Seat No 09 - 3 Sittings
Alex BagshawDuke of RutlandMessuage House, Bubnell
Wm HearnshawDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 10 - 3 Sittings
Robt Marple, Cock HillDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Richd OddyDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 11 - 3 Sittings
Wm CondellWilliam Condellby Purchase
 
Seat No 12 - 3 Sittings
Wm Cundy by Purchase of Wm Bennett
Zebulon Marsden  
Ralph Bennett by Purchase of Zebulon Marsden
 
Seat No 13 - 3 Sittings
Thoms Gardom, CordwainerDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 14 - 3 Sittings
Wm GardomDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Tho HeatonDuke of RutlandMessuage House
John Marple, CurbarDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 15 - 3 Sittings
Thos ElliottThos ElliottBuilt by his ancestors
 
Seat No 16 - 2 Sittings
Wm JohnsonDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Saml WatsonDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 17 - 4 Sittings
Thos Marples / foldDuke of RutlandMessuage House
George EtchesDuke of RutlandMessuage House
George EtchesDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 18 - 2 Sittings
Joseph BroomheadDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Thos Gardom, CordwainerDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 19 - 2 Sittings
Thomas ElliottDuke of RutlandMessuage House at Grindleford
 
Seat No 20 - 2 Sittings
Edmund MarsdenDuke of RutlandMessuage House at Parkgate
 
Seat No 21 - 4 Sittings
James JenkinsonDuke of RutlandMessuage House
William BrightmoreWilliam BrightmoreHis Inheritance
 
Seat No 22 - 4 Sittings
John RawlinsonDuke of RutlandMessuage House
John StroyanDuke of RutlandHouse in the deed potion of Zebulon Marsden 1825
 
Seat No 23 - 4 Sittings
Joseph MarsdenJoseph Marsdenfor a Kinder House by Purchase
Henry WhiteDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Robert HolmnesHemsley Lowndes EsqPurchase by Henry Penistone
Anne Worrall WidowAnn Worrallfor Freehold in Froggatt
 
Seat No 24 - 4 Sittings
George GardomGeorge GardomBy purchase & rebuilding
 
Seat No 25 - 4 Sittings
Samuel WatsonDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Jas Gregory CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Thomas MarsdenDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 26 - 4 Sittings
George GardomDuke of RutlandMessuage House
John Barker BubnellDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Henry BroomheadFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House in Calver
 
Seat No 27 - 4 Sittings
G GardomDuke of RutlandMessuage House
John MatleyDuke of RutlandMessuage House at Bubnell
Robert PenistoneDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 28 - 4 Sittings
Cath Moore WidowDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Alexander BagshawDuke of RutlandMessuage House Froggatt
Henry FroggattDuke of RutlandMessuage House Goss Bank
William Frost CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
 
Seat No 29 - 4 Sittings
William Marsden Heathy LeaDuke of RutlandMessuage House
John GrundyDuke of RutlandMessuage House Manor House
Joseph MarplesJoseph MarplesMessuage House Kinder Hill
Thomas WorrallDuke of RutlandMessuage House Froggatt
 
Seat No 30 - 8 Sittings
Richard OddyDuke of RutlandBubnell Hall
 
Seat No 31 - 6 Sittings
Betty Bowler WidowBetty Bowlerbeing built by her Ancestors
Thomas ElliottThomas Elliottbeing built by her Ancestors
 
Seat No 32 - 4 Sittings
John GrundyJohn Grundybeing built at the expense of their ancestors
William Marsden Heathy LeaWilliam Marsdenbeing built at the expense of their ancestors
William HearnshawWilliam Hearnshawbeing built at the expense of their ancestors
George White KnouchleyGeorge Whitebeing built at the expense of their ancestors
 
Seat No 33 - 6 Sittings
Henry WhiteHenry Whiteby inheritance
George EtchesGeorge Etchesby inheritance
Henry FroggattHenry Froggattby inheritance
Josiah ElliottJosiah Elliottby inheritance William Elliott
Henry FroggattHenry FroggattPurchased of Alexr Froggatt & Geo Etches 1810
Robert MarsdenRobert Marsdenby inheritance
 
Seat No 34 - 6 Sittings
James WyldJames Wyldby inheritance William Elliott
Elizabeth Noton WidowElizabeth Notonby Inheritance
John Marple CorborJohn MarplesPurchased by Ralph Jenkinson
William KitchenWilliam Kitchenby Inheritance
George ShortGeorge Shortby Inheritance
Samuel BuxtonSamuel Buxtonby Inheritance
 
Seat No 35 - 6 Sittings
John MatleyJohn Matleyby Inheritance
John MatleyJohn Matleyby Inheritance
Jas GregoryJames Gregoryby Inheritance
Wm FrostWilliam Frostby Inheritance
Anne HolmnesAnne Holmnesby Inheritance
Richard HodgkinsonRichard Hodgkinsonby Inheritance
 
Seat No 36 - 9 Sittings
The Rev John FarrerThe Rev John FarrerBuilt at their expense with the leave of the Minister & Chapel Wardens
Thomas Gardom CliffThomas GardomBuilt at their expense with the leave of the Minister & Chapel Wardens
George RichardsonGeorge RichardsonBuilt at their expense with the leave of the Minister & Chapel Wardens
 
Seat No 37 - 4 Sittings
William ShawWilliam ShawPurchased of James Shimwell
Thomas GardomThomas GardomPurchased on William Shaw
Thomas Gardom CordwrThomas GardomPurchased on William Shaw
 
Seat No 38 - 4 Sittings
Samuel FroggattSamuel FroggattHezekiah Froggatt heir to the late Samuel Froggatt
George HattersleyGeorge HattersleyPurchased of the Chapel Wardens 1805
 
Seat No 39 - 4 Sittings
Henry Froggatt CalverHenry Froggatt 
John SavageJohn Savage 
William MarsdenWilliam Marsdenbought of Henry Clarke Dec 31 1791
Joseph Gregory CurbarGeorge Bee 
 
Seat No 40 - 5 Sittings
George WraggGeorge WraggSuccessor to J Wragg
John BarrettJohn Barrettby Purchase
John StaffordJohn Staffordby Purchase
Samuel FroggattSamuel FroggattHezekiah Froggatt heir to the late Samuel Froggatt. Benjamin Froggatt successor to Hezekiah Froggatt Moorside
 
Seat No 41 - 5 Sittings
John Marples UnstoneJohn MarplesHeir at law to Robert Dobb
William DobbWilliam DobbSuccessor to Robert Dobb
Humphrey RowlandHumphrey RowlandSuccessor to Grant Wilson
Sampson AlsopSampson AlsopSuccessor to N Alsop
Thomas Elliott GrislowThomas Elliott 
 
Seat No 42 - 4 sittings
John Marples CorborJohn Marples Corbor 
George Marples juniorGeorge Marples juniorby Purchase of Thomas Marple
Robert Matley BubnellRobert Matleyby Purchase George Marple 1818
 
Seat No 43 - 8 Sittings
John StaffordDuke of Rutland 
Joseph BroomheadDuke of Rutland 
Thomas Gardom 1825 Mrs Gardom gives up her two sittings to be added to the Revd William Barker's Pew No 44, Elijah Stafford Chapel Warden
Alexander Froggatt  
 
Seat No 44 - 9 Sittings
The Minister for the Time Being  
 
Seat No 45 - 6 Sittings
John GrundyDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Alexander BagshawDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
John Grundy
 
Seat No 46 - 3 Sittings
Ralph PenistoneDuke of RutlandMessuage House
George WraggDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 47 - 9 Sittings
John Barker BubnellDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 48 - 5 Sittings
Benjamin Ashton BubnellDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Nathan Marshall CorborDuke of RutlandMessuage House
John BroomheadFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
 
Seat No 49 - 4 Sittings
Godfrey SiddallDuke of RutlandMessuage House
William Mossby HeywoodDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 50 - 5 Sittings
Nathan MarshallDuke of RutlandMessuage House
James Gregory FroggattDuke of RutlandMessuage House
John LeaDuke of RutlandMessuage House
John BarkerDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Zebulon MarsdenDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 51 - 5 Sittings
Josiah Elliott CurbarDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Samuel BuxtonDuke of RutlandMessuage House
William BuxtonDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Joseph BroomheadDuke of RutlandEatons Messuage House
 
Seat No 52 - 5 Sittings
Samuel Buxton CorborDuke of Rutlandfor J Gregory's Messuage House
Robert Matley CliffDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Robert Marples GaterowDuke of RutlandMessuage House
John ChapmanFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
John BarrattDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 53 - 6 Sittings
Nathan MarshallDuke of RutlandRobert Sykes Messuage
 
Seat No 54 - 8 Sittings
Wm Wylde CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Joseph Hallam CorborDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Samuel Buxton CorborDuke of RutlandMessuage House
John Barker BubnellDuke of RutlandStevensons Messuage House
Benjamin Redfern CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Dorothy PenistoneDuke of RutlandMessuage House Wilson Ford
 
Seat No 55 - 8 Sittings
John Barker BubnellDuke of Rutlandfor Collins Messuage
Richd Froggatt CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage
Thos Tattersall CalverFrancis Eyre EsqFor Gregory
Widow Sykes CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Thos Ellis CorborFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Thos Froggatt CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Thos Froggatt CalverArcher Eyres EsqMessuage House
 
Seat No 56 - 8 Sittings
John Barker BubnellDuke of RutlandWyldes Messuage
Ann Worrall FroggattAnn WorrallFreehold House
John Lea CorborDuke of RutlandWorralls Messuage
Alexr FroggattDuke of RutlandMessuage at Gossbank
John GrundyDuke of RutlandMessuage at Baslow
George EtchesDuke of RutlandMessuage at Baslow
Saml Buxton CorborDuke of RutlandOlivers Messuage at Froggatt
 
Seat No 57 - 6 Sittings
John Sykes CorborDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Thos BroomheadFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Robert WilsonDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 58 - 3 Sittings
Robert Farrer CalverRobert FarrerBuilt by Joshua Gregory by virtue of a Faculty from Lychfield purchased by him Oct 1794
 
Seat No 59 - 4 Sittings
John GrundyDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 60 - 4 Sittings
Richard Froggatt CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
 
Seat No 61 - 8 Sittings
George Sykes CalverFrancis Eyre EsqNeedhams Messuage
John Chapman CalverFrancis Eyre EsqCarns Messuage
Robert Leyland CalverFrancis Eyre EsqCarns Messuage
George Glossop CalverFrancis Eyre EsqWraggs Messuage
Mary Frost CalverFrancis Eyre EsqCarns Messuage
George Hatfield CalverFrancis Eyre EsqGregorys Messuage
William Wyld CorborDuke of RutlandHenry Wyld Messuage
George HallamFrancis Eyre EsqHenry Wyld Messuage
 
Seat No 62 - 4 Sittings
Joseph BroomheadDuke of RutlandEatons Messuage
Mary King BubnellDuke of RutlandEatons Messuage
 
Seat No 63 - 4 Sittings
Richd OddyDuke of RutlandBubnell Hall
Wm Kitchen BramleyDuke of RutlandMessuage
 
Seat No 64 - 4 Sittings
Richd OddyDuke of RutlandBubnell Hall
Thos Froggatt CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage
 
Seat No 65 - 4 Sittings
John MatleyDuke of RutlandMessuage
Robert Marples GaterowDuke of RutlandMessuage
 
Seat No 66 - 4 Sittings
Jonathon GregoryFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage
Thos Parker CorborDuke of RutlandMessuage
 
Seat No 67 - 4 Sittings
John MaltbyDuke of RutlandMessuage House Bubnell
Cathr Moore N Frost JnDuke of RutlandMessuage House (N Frost jun)
John BartonDuke of RutlandMessuage House (Joseph Barton)
John Barratt CorborDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 68 - 4 Sittings
Jonathon GregoryFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
James GregoryFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Wm BuxtonDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 69 - 3 Sittings
Wm Richards BaslowWiliam RichardsHeir to Robert Thorner
John Rawlinson FroggattJohn RawlinsonHeir to Robert Thorner
George Ellis CorborGeorge EllisHeir to Robert Thorner
 
Seat No 70 - 3 Sittings
Samuel MarsdenSamuel Marsden1/2 of Oxclose purchased of Mary King Webster
Barthw BrushfieldB Brushfield1/2 of Oxclose purchased of Mary King Webster
 
Seat No 71 - 4 Sittings
John RushtonJohn Rushtonas Heirs at Law
Thos ElliottThos Elliottas Heirs at Law
Edward SheldonEdward Sheldonas Heirs at Law
Thos Marples CorborThos Marplesas Heirs at Law
 
Seat No 72 - 4 Sittings
Jos BrocklehurstJos BrocklehurstPurchased of J Matley
George HallamGeorge HallamHeir at Law
Peter HibbertPeter HibbertBy Purchase
 
Seat No 73 - 4 Sittings
George Hatfield Calverin right of his wifefor Henry Gregory
Thos Tattersall Calverin right of his wifefor James Gregory
Josiah Elliott CalverJosiah Elliottfor Adam Elliott
Saml Broomhead CalverSamuel Broomfieldfor Roger Sellers
 
Seat No 74 - 2 Sittings
Wm MarsdenDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 75 - 5 Sittings
Wm Kitchen BramleyDuke of RutlandToost Messuage
Jon GregoryFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Thos Froggatt CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Robt Marsden BaslowRobert Marsdenfor Messuage
 
Seat No 76 - 5 Sittings
Michael Hoyland Town YardDuke of RutlandMessuage
Walter FroggattFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Henry FroggattDuke of RutlandMessuage at Gossbank
John LeaDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 77 - 5 Sittings
John MaltbyDuke of RutlandMessuage Baslow
Robt Marple Cock HillDuke of RutlandMessuage Baslow
Robt Marple GaterowDuke of RutlandMessuage Baslow
Sarah IngmanDuke of RutlandMessuage Bubnell. Occupied by Robert Davidson
Wm JohnsonDuke of RutlandMessuage
 
Seat No 78 - 6 Sittings
Alexr BagshawDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Wm HearnshawDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Jos BroomheadDuke of RutlandKitchens Messuage House
 
Seat No 79 - 5 Sittings
John Chapman CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage
George Sykes CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage
John MaltbyDuke of RutlandMessuage Bubnell
Robt MarplesDuke of RutlandMessuage at Gaterow
Jonathan BrightmoreJonathan Brightmoreby Purch of Thos Richard Jan 4 1819
 
Seat No 80 - 5 Sittings
William Frost CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage House
Cath MooreDuke of RutlandMessuage House M Frost Jun ?
John SavageDuke of RutlandMessuage House Thos Savage
John Marple CorborDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Edward KitchenWilliam KitchenFreehold Messuage
 
Seat No 81 - 5 Sittings
John GrundyDuke of RutlandMessuage M Tings
Eliz Noton WidowDuke of RutlandMessuage Jack Flat
Henry FroggattDuke of RutlandMessuage Goss Bank
William MarsdenDuke of RutlandMessuage Heathy Lea
William FurnaceFrancis Eyre Esqat Nook Farm
 
Seat No 82 - 5 Sittings
Wm Dobb CliffDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Robert Marsden BaslowDuke of RutlandMessuage House
William Wylde CorborDuke of RutlandRushton Cottage
Wm Wylde CalverFrancis Eyre EsqMessuage Brookside
--Amongst the Other Proprietors
 
Seat No 83 - 2 Sittings
James NewtonDuke of RutlandMessuage House
 
Seat No 84 - 5 Sittings
Geog WhiteDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Sampson AlsopDuke of RutlandMessuage House
Mary BlackwallMary Blackwallby Purchase
 
Seat No 85 - 5 Sittings
Willm KitchinDuke of RutlandMessuage House
John SavageDuke of RutlandAlsops Messuage House
Ralph JenkinsonRalph Jenkinsonby Purchase
 
Seat No 86 - 5 Sittings
Wm Dobb CliffDuke of Rutland 
Wm HearnshawDuke of Rutland 
Henry FroggattDuke of Rutland 
Ralph JenkinsonRalph Jenkinsonby Purchase

The above information was contributed by David Dalrymple-Smith in April 2005.

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