Mellor, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Guide to Mellor, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Mellor, Derbyshire
Mellor St Thomas Derbyshire.jpg
Mellor St Thomas Derbyshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred High Peake
County Derbyshire
Poor Law Union Hayfield
Registration District Hayfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1624
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Castleton
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Derbyshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Mellor is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1737 from chapelry in Glossop, Derbyshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Ludworth and Chisworth and No Man's Land.

MELLOR, a chapelry, in the parish of Glossop, union of Hayfield, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, 8¼ miles (N. W. by N.) from Chapel-en-le-Frith. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Independents. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Mellor parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
Mellor St Thomas (1628) Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1629-1890
1678-1775   NONE

Mellor St Thomas was originally a chapelry of Glossop, Derbyshire which became a parish in 1859 following part of the parish forming New Mills in 1831(see Beard, Derbyshire) The parish transferred to Cheshire in 1935 and to the diocese of Chester in 2007.

It is advisable to search Glossop, Derbyshire marriage registers after 1775.

Derbyshire Record Office reference D3858 has deposited registers Bap 1628-1890 Mar 1627-1775 Burials 1624-1909

See also transcript available at Derbyshire Record Office from1624 which has missing entries and does not cover all years of early registers.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Roman Catholic

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Hayfield Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

Probate records
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Derbyshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Mellor on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 283-287.Date accessed: 13 May 2013.