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MEARLEY, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; under Pendle Hill, and within Clitheroe borough, 2 miles ESE of Clitheroe r. station. Acres, 1,280. Real property, 936. Pop., 47. Houses, 7.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)



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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Mearley area is Ribble Valley.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Mearley was a township in the parish of Whalley.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Mearley was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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