Baby names

On the day that The Office for National Statistics releases the most popular baby names of 2017, a reminder of Our first blog post ever of some unusual names (re-discovered by Derbyshire Family History Society) that probably don’t feature anywhere near the top 100!! What about this one Let us know if you’ve found any unusual ones … Continue reading Baby names

New acquisition: George Beeland, drapers and cloth merchants

While Derbyshire Record Office rarely buys documents, much like No. 33 buses, another find has popped up at auction and we’ve made another exception. This time for three ledgers detailing the accounts of George Beeland’s wholesale drapers and cloth merchants business, which traded from 23 Iron Gate, Derby throughout the 1850s. George Beeland originally ran … Continue reading New acquisition: George Beeland, drapers and cloth merchants