INCREASED MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS
12 February 2023
At the Annual General Meeting in October 2022, it was unanimously agreed that the annual subscription for membership of the Derbyshire Record Society should increase, having been held at the same level for many years.The new rates are displayed on the Membership Page. Please contact your bank to amend your standing order from 1 April 2023.
If you currently pay your subscription in arrears in September it would be very helpful for our Treasurer if you could also amend the date of your standing order to 6 April rather than 1 September.
It was also agreed at the Annual General Meeting that the rate for new Life membership would be increased. However, for 2023 only, all current members of the Society can pay for Life Membership at the previous rate. If you would prefer to have Life membership rather than pay annually, please contact the Treasurer to arrange to pay by bank transfer, credit card or cheque.
New title launched – Church Goods in Derbyshire 1552–53
16 July 2022
We had a successful launch at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock on Saturday 16th July. The book is now listed and available to purchase using the 'order page' option on the menu or using the order form here:Church Goods in Derbyshire 1552-53
2022 DRS Annual General Meeting at the Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock. Saturday 1st October 2022
28 February 2022
Derbyshire Record Society are pleased to invite you to the Annual General Meeting taking place on Saturday 1 October 2022 at the Imperial Rooms, Matlock. As in previous years, the Derbyshire Victoria County History Trust will hold their AGM on the same day and members of both organisations are welcome to attend both meetings, talks and the free lunch.
The Derbyshire Musters of 1638–9 Part 2 NOW AVAILABLE
1 December 2021
The Derbyshire Musters of 1638-9 Part 2 is now available
Order here: Muster Book Part 2
2021 DRS Annual General Meeting at the Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock. Saturday 4 September 2021
14 August 2021
Derbyshire Record Society are pleased to invite you to the Annual General Meeting taking place on Saturday 4 September at the Imperial Rooms, Matlock. As in previous years, the Derbyshire Victoria County History Trust will hold their AGM on the same day and members of both organisations are welcome to attend both meetings, talks and the free lunch. A full programme for the day can be found below.
BookingWe are planning to live stream the event for anyone unable to, or unsure about, attending in person. Please book online to let us know if you are attending in person or wish to request a link to join the event virtually.
Unless exempt, visitors to the Imperial Rooms are required to wear a face covering when in the foyer, including when entering and leaving the building. Visitors are also encouraged to wear a face covering during meetings taking place at the Imperial Rooms. The room will be ventilated as far as possible.
Please do not hesitate to contact me via the CONTACT page if you have any queries.
Becky Sheldon, Hon. Secretary, 14th August 2021
CURRENT PUBLICATION – The Derbyshire Musters of 1638–9, Part 1
5 August 2021
Part 1 now available
Order here: Muster Book Part 1Between the early sixteenth century and the mid seventeenth the Privy Council instructed local officials in each county to hold regular musters of able-bodied men who could be called upon to defend the kingdom in time of war. Men from every town and village had to assemble, usually in the early autumn, at a specified meeting place and show that they possessed suitable arms and armour. Gentry families had to provide horsemen. The musters were ordered by the lord lieutenant, summoned by the deputy lieutenants, and organised locally by the high constable of each hundred. This book, containing some 17,300 names, survives among the records of the State Paper Office. It provides a uniquely full record of the inhabitants of every community in Derbyshire on the eve of the Civil War. In this edition, the text of the 1638 muster book is printed in full, alongside a shorter roll of 1639 and some ancillary documents. All are fully indexed by person and place and prefaced by a detailed introduction. For ease of handling, the introduction and indexes form one volume and the texts another.
Change of Officers
1 April 2021
We are pleased to announce that Cathrin Wharton has recently taken over as Treasurer of the Society. She also holds the same position with the Derbyshire Victoria County History Trust.
Our grateful thanks go to Muff Wiltshire who has managed all the financial administration for the last few years.
Our secretary is Becky Sheldon.
Both officers can be contacted using the details on our CONTACT US page
Derbyshire Turnpikes Book Launch
18 March 2020
Sadly we have had to cancel the planned Book launch this Saturday March 21st at the Derbyshire Record Office in Matlock. As well as the coronavirus the printers have not been able to deliver the books on time. These will now arrive later this month and ordered copies will be posted to members. At present the AGM on July 11th in Matlock still stands.
22 March 2019
The date for the 2019 AGM is Saturday July 13th at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock.
AGM final date
20 March 2018
The AGM date has now been agreed to be on Saturday July 28th in Matlock. All details to follow by post and email nearer the time. Apologies for the confusion.
AGM date change
17 March 2018
Many apologies from Philip Riden but a new provisional date for the AGM is now Saturday July 21st in Matlock.
12 March 2018
The date for the AGM this year is Saturday July 14th at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock. As in previous years this will be a joint day with Derbyshire VCH Trust and new books will be launched.
31 March 2017
This year's AGM will be held on Saturday July 15th at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock. As in recent years it will in conjunction with the Derbyshire VCH Trust's AGM in the afternoon and a sandwich lunch will be served.
The Household Accounts of William Cavendish Part 1
15 January 2017
Pressure of work has delayed the launch by a few of months of the first part of Philip Riden's edition of the Hardwick Accounts.This contains the Introduction and Index and will be now be available as soon as possible. Full ordering details will be sent to members in the next month or two.
Major New Publication
1 June 2016
The Household Accounts of William Cavendish, Lord Cavendish of Hardwick, 1597-1607. Edited by Philip Riden in 3 Volumes. Volumes 2 and 3 to be launched on July 2nd, Volume 1 to be published later this year. There are further details and downloadable order form available.
AGM Saturday July 2nd 2016 Agenda and Accounts
1 June 2016
Annual General Meeting, Saturday 2 July 2016 11.00 a.m., Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock.
- Apologies for absence.
- Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting.
- Any matters arising not on the agenda.
- Report of the Treasurer for 2015-16.
- Report of the Secretary and General Editor for 2015-16.
- Election of officers and committee.
- Any other business
Philip Riden 1 June 2016
You can also view the DRS 2015-16 Accounts.
Trent Gauging Books now online
11 December 2015
The scanned images of the Trent Gauging Books are now available online. You can find them on the Trent Gauging Books page.