Mellor, Lancashire Genealogy
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.
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 of England
Mellor chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Blackburn St Mary to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|MELLOR ST MARY Chapelry (1829) Indexes|
|BLACKBURN ST MARY THE VIRGIN PARISH|
|LOPC||1600-1611, 1614-1628, 1653-1848, 1854-1881||1600-1680, 1698-1705, 1722-1900||1651-1652, 1746-1900|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Mellor and comprising the whole ancient parish of Blackburn St Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BLACKBURN ST MARY PARISH page.
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.
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 283-287.&nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.