Melling, Lancashire

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Guide to '''Melling, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
 
See [[A List of Chapelries in Melling Parish]]  
 
See [[A List of Chapelries in Melling Parish]]  
  
[[Image:St_Wilfrid's_Church,_Melling_Lancashire.jpg|thumb|right|Melling St Wilfrid]]
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[[Image:St Wilfrid's Church, Melling Lancashire.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Melling St Wilfrid (formerlySt Peter) near Hornby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.  
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Melling St Wilfrid (formerly St Peter) near Hornby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.  
  
 
Other places in the parish include: Botton, Melling with Wrayton, Wrayton, Wennington, and Roeburndale. <br>It should not be confused with&nbsp;[[Melling (near Liverpool), Lancashire]] in the same county.<br>  
 
Other places in the parish include: Botton, Melling with Wrayton, Wrayton, Wennington, and Roeburndale. <br>It should not be confused with&nbsp;[[Melling (near Liverpool), Lancashire]] in the same county.<br>  
  
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.<br>  
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The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.<br>Here is an 1848 historical perspective by the topographer Samuel A. &nbsp;Lewis on this parish:
  
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"MELLING (St. Peter), '''''a parish''''', in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster; containing, with the two chapelries of Arkholme with Cawood, and Hornby, and the townships of Farleton, Roeburndale, Wennington, and Wray with Botton, and&nbsp;the township of Melling with Wrayton, 11 miles north and east&nbsp;from Lancaster. At Arkholme, Hornby, and Wray, are separate chapels.<ref>''[[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51142#s18 A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 283-287. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.</ref>
 
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MELLING (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster; containing, with the two chapelries of Arkholme with Cawood, and Hornby, and the townships of Farleton, Roeburndale, Wennington, and Wray with Botton, 2039 inhabitants, of whom 195 are in the township of Melling with Wrayton, 11 miles (N. by E.) from Lancaster. In the Conqueror's survey, Mellinge, Hornebi, and Wennigetun, are placed in Yorkshire, as constituting one manor, in which Vlf, whose name is perpetuated in that of Wolfa Crag, had nine and a half carucates of land. The earliest record in which the parish is subsequently mentioned, is the charter of Roger de Poictou, who gave the church of Melling to his newly-founded priory of Lancaster. The parish is bounded on the south-east by the Yorkshire portion of the forest of Bowland, and is ten miles in length, and five in breadth, comprising 14,591 acres. It is watered by several rivers, the principal of which is the Lune, which, sometimes swelling into high floods, commits great damage by overflowing the flat holmes or low grounds adjacent to its banks. That portion of the parish to the west of this river is marked by fertile eminences, till, approaching Burton-in-Kendal, it runs into high, arid, limestone ridges. The portion stretching from the Greta river to the Wenning, is varied; on the north the country gradually declines to the river, and on the south it is enlivened by verdant heights. From the Wenning to the source of the Hindburn and Roeburn rivulets, the country is mountainous, and strikingly contrasts with the rich and variegated valleys of the Wenning and the Lune. Three-fourths of the cultivated land are in pasture; the grain upon the arable portion consists chiefly of oats. The township of Melling is beautifully situated on the Lune, and has an area of 1035 acres: there is a small freestone-quarry. The road from Lancaster to Kirkby-Lonsdale passes through. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 1. 10½., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £113, with a house; impropriator, Pudsey Dawson, Esq. There are 31½ acres of glebe in Melling. The church is a large ancient structure, of rather heavy proportions, consisting of a nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; the tower is massive, and the arches in its sides are unusually large: the interior of the edifice was restored and beautified in 1760. At Arkholme, Hornby, and Wray, are separate incumbencies. A school has an endowment of £12 per annum, and several small bequests are appropriated to the poor.
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 283-287. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51142 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>  
 
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>  
  
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks ====
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==== Church records ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
  
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Melling&nbsp;parish registers&nbsp;and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed&nbsp;online at the&nbsp;web sites below and for the following ranges of years''':'''
  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LOPC''' = [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish Clerk]
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==== Church records  ====
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''MELLING&nbsp;ST&nbsp;WILFRID&nbsp;PARISH&nbsp;(1622) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Melling-in-Lonsdale/stwilfrid/index.html 1786-1812]'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1742-1789]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1742-1789]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1742-1789]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''HORNBY ST&nbsp;MARGARET&nbsp;Chapelry (1742) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''<u>Baptisms</u>'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1742-1789]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1342123615454_773" />[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Hornby/index.html 1743-1748&nbsp;]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1859-1998]'''
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Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection  
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
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{{British Census|306916}}
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|Lancashire Probate Records]] to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|Lancashire 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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==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1665-1667''' - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Melling. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/default.asp E 179/132/352], The National Archives. Microfilm: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228692}}. Includes Arkholme, Bottin, Farleton, Hornby, Melling with Wrayton, Roeburndale, Wray.
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers<br>  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers<br>  ==
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== Web sites  ==
 
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Guide to Melling, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

See A List of Chapelries in Melling Parish

St Wilfrid's Church, Melling Lancashire.jpg

Contents

Parish History

Melling St Wilfrid (formerly St Peter) near Hornby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.

Other places in the parish include: Botton, Melling with Wrayton, Wrayton, Wennington, and Roeburndale.
It should not be confused with Melling (near Liverpool), Lancashire in the same county.

The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.
Here is an 1848 historical perspective by the topographer Samuel A.  Lewis on this parish:

"MELLING (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster; containing, with the two chapelries of Arkholme with Cawood, and Hornby, and the townships of Farleton, Roeburndale, Wennington, and Wray with Botton, and the township of Melling with Wrayton, 11 miles north and east from Lancaster. At Arkholme, Hornby, and Wray, are separate chapels.[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church records

Online Records

Melling parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the web sites below and for the following ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = Joiner's Marriage Index (£)
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
MELLING ST WILFRID PARISH (1622) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1720-1902 1752-1935 1836-1861
LOPC None 1754-1920 1786-1812
FMP  None 1636-1837 - part. None
LBMD None 1837-1982 None
JOIN None 1813-1837 None
AC 1625-1752 1625-1752 1625-1752
ARKHOLME with CAWOOD ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Chapelry (1676) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1828-1864 None None
LOPC None None  None
AC 1742-1789 1742-1789 1742-1789
LBMD None 1864-2005 1837-1922
HORNBY ST MARGARET Chapelry (1742) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1742-1789 None None
LOPC 1742-1900 1743-1748  1763-1789
LBMD None 1859-1998 None
FREG 1742-1790 1743; 1748 1763-1789
WRAY Chapelry  (1690) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1692-1822
1690-1801
1695-1815
LOPC None
None
None
LBMD 1837-1937
None
1837-1937

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

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. The first film number is 306916.


Poor Law Unions


Probate records

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

Taxation

  • 1665-1667 - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Melling. E 179/132/352, The National Archives. Microfilm: FHL Film 2228692. Includes Arkholme, Bottin, Farleton, Hornby, Melling with Wrayton, Roeburndale, Wray.

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

References

  1. [A Topographical Dictionary of England] by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 283-287. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.