Mellor, Derbyshire Genealogy
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; containing 2015 inhabitants. Here are extensive cotton-works, which afford employment to a considerable portion of the population. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £136; patrons and impropriators, the Trustees of the late John Thornton, Esq. The chapel, dedicated to St. Thomas, is very ancient, and contains a pulpit formed out of an old oak-tree, and a font rudely carved. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Independents; and a free school, built about the year 1639, is endowed with £25 per annum.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 283-287. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51142 Date accessed: 04 April 2011.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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