Measham Parish Page
Measham St. Lawrence
Parish Page

Parish Descriptions & Trade Directories
Parish & Non-Conformist Registers
Census Records & Transcripts
Local Links

Parish Descriptions & Trade Directories
Pigotís 1821-22 Gloverís 1827-29 Pigot's 1835 Bagshaw's 1846
Slater's 1850 White's 1857 Harrison 1860 Wright 1874
Kelly's 1881 Kelly 1887 Kelly 1895 Kelly 1912

Parish & Non-Conformist Registers

Church of England. Parish Church of St. Lawrence, Measham
According to Phillimore's Atlas & Index of Parish Registers, the Anglican registers for Measham parish as far back as 1681 have survived.  They have been deposited at the Leicestershire County Record Office.  Microfilm copies for the period 1681-1880 are also available for ordering via local LDS Family History Centres.  Coverage by the Bishop's Transcripts goes back even further, to 1662, although these are held at the Lichfield Joint Record Office.  They have also been filmed by the LDS church.
Parish Registers Baptisms, marriages and burials 1681-1880 LDS FHL BRITISH Film 819695 Items 5-9
Bishop's Transcripts Baptisms, marriages and burials 1662-1812 LDS FHL BRITISH Film 428925 Item 1
Baptisms, marriages and burials 1813-1861 LDS FHL BRITISH Film 498103 Item 2

Wesleyan Chapel, Measham
Records of births and baptisms at the Wesleyan Chapel at Measham for the period 1797-1837 are held by the London Public Record Office, but have also been filmed by the Mormon church.
Births and baptisms, 1797-1837 PRO Ref. RG-4 series no. 3522
- [2nd filming]
LDS FHL BRITISH Film 590684 Item 2
LDS FHL BRITISH Film 1482408 Item 6

Census Records & Transcripts
The LDS church has filmed the 1841-1891 Census records for Measham - details are as follows:
1841 - LDS Film No 241295
1851 - LDS Film No 87710
1861 - LDS Film No 542945
1871 - LDS Film No 839274
1881 - LDS Film No 1341748
1891 - LDS Fiche No 6097618 (RG 12/2508 - 3 fiches)

The following complete census records of Measham parish for the period 1841 to 1891 have been transcribed by a volunteer who wishes to remain anonymous.  However, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the hard work she has put in to it, and for her kind contribution of this resource to the collection in these South Derbyshire web pages.  The records will, I'm sure, be used by many researchers around the world.

1841 Census  Full Transcript
Surname Index

1851 Census  Full Transcript
Surname Index A-K L-Z

1861 Census  Full Transcript
Surname Index A-K L-Z

1871 Census  Full Transcript
Surname Index A-K L-Z

1881 Census  Full Transcript
Surname Index A-K L-Z

1891 Census  Full Transcript
Series 1: Sched
Series 2: Sched
Series 3: Sched
Surname Index A-K L-Z

Local Links
The Measham Parish Web Site This web site by the Parish Clerk of Measham includes a brief history of the parish and the church, a photo of the latter, and a location map.
Measham Museum A small village museum.  An alternative web site for this museum is here.
Measham History Simon Marchini's page has a comprehensive history of Measham, from pre-Roman times to c1300.  A little before most of us can trace our ancestry, but very interesting, nevertheless.

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