Magpie Mine - an ancient lead mine and agents cottage, now used as the PDMHS field centre.

Census Records of Peak District Miners

Lists of Derbyshire Miners, taken from the Censuses of 1841 to 1891, have been collected. This is part of an ongoing project to chart the decline of employment in the Derbyshire lead mining industry and to try and plot the emigration of lead-miners to the Derbyshire coalfield. These lists are by no means complete and the absence of a name should not be taken as the absence of the miner. These lists have been presented in alphabetical order. Where a name is unreadable an asterisk has been used to cover the missing character. I hope that these are of use to researchers.

Apart from research from microfilms in the Matlock, Chesterfield and Buxton branches of the Derbyshire Library Service, I have also extracted data using the CDs of census data supplied by Archive CD Books ( and the web-site belonging to John Palmer who has an exhaustive collection of data relating to Wirksworth and district on his web-site (

A List of Miners in the 1841 Census

A List of Miners in the 1851 Census

A List of Miners in the 1861 Census

A List of Miners in the 1871 Census

A List of Miners in the 1881 Census

A List of Miners in the 1891 Census



Lists compiled by Dave Williams, PDMHS

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