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Chapelry History

MELLOR, a township with a district chapel, in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 2¾ miles northwest of Blackburn. The hamlet of Mellor-Brook, is partly in this township, and partly in that of Balderstone. The district church, dedicated to St. Mary, was built in 1829, in the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Vicar of Blackburn. At Mellor-Brook is St. Saviour's chapel, purchased from the Independents in 1834 by means of subscription, and remodelled for the use of the Establishment; it is a neat structure with a spire, and cost £550. A district has been assigned to it, and also comes under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Blackburn Parish.

The Wesleyan Methodists have two places of worship, one of them situated near the mill.[1]

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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.

Church records

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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.

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Reference

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 283-287. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.

 

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