Measham Derbyshire Family History Guide

Measham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.

Other places in the parish include: Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1681
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Separate registers exist for Donisthorpe

  • Parish registers: 1838
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1838

Nonconformists include: Baptist, General Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stretton en le Field
  • Church Gresley
  • Appleby
  • Chilcote
  • Willesley
  • Seal
  • Ashby de la Zouch Holy Trinity
  • Snarestone
  • Packington
  • Swepstone

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MEASHAM, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district of Ashby-de-le-Zouch, and county of Derby. The village stands on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal, near the river Mease and the boundary with Leicestershire, 3½ miles SW by S of Ashby-de-la-Zouch r. station; and has a post office under Atherstone. The township comprises 1,490 acres. Real property, £6,301. Pop., 1,569. Houses, 337. The parish contains also parts of the hamlets of Donisthorpe and Oakthorpe. Real property, with the rest of Donisthorpe and Oakthorpe, £8,624. Pop., 1,639. Houses, 348. The property is divided among a few. Measham Hall is the seat of W. Abney, Esq. The manufacture of silk fabrics and small ware is largely carried on; and there are a steam-boiler and chain manufactory, and a small brewery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £97. Patron, the Marquis of Hastings. The church is good; and there are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, a large national school, and charities £325. The sub-district contains only the Measham township portion of the parish, but contains also three entire parishes and part of another electorally in Leicestershire, and another parish partly in Derby and partly in Leicester. Acres, 9,457. Pop., 4,109. Houses, 917.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Ashby de la Zouch
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Hartshorn
Poor Law Union: Ashby de la Zouch
Hundred: Repton and Gresley
Province: Canterbury