Measham, Derbyshire Genealogy
Measham is an Ancient Parish which includes partly Oakthorpe hamlet entirely in Derbyshire and partly Donisthorpe hamlet in both Derbyshire and Leicestershire. The two hamlets were united in 1866 as a civil parish named Donisthorpe in both derbyshire and Leicestershire. In 1869 Donisthorpe became an ecclesiastical parish. The ancient parish of Measham was transferred to Leicestershire in 1897. Measham's original registers are now found in the Leicestershire Record Office.
MEASHAM (St. Lawrence), a parish, in the union of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, hundred of Repton and Gresley, S. division of the county of Derby, 9 miles (N. by E.) from Atherstone with part of the hamlets of Donisthorpe and Oakthorpe, here are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans..
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.
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The Measham original parish registers are now found in the Leicestershire Record Office.
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 241295.
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 280-283. Date accessed: 29 June 2013.