Mellor-Brook, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Mellor-Brook is a hamlet lying partly in the township and formerly of the chapelry of Mellor and partly in Balderstone, and was constituted in 1836 as a district chapelry', laying with'in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 4½ miles northwest from Blackburn. Part of the ecclesiastical district of Mellor-Brook is within the district chapelry of Mellor.[1] 


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Census records

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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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 132-136. URL: Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.