'Mellor2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Mellor (Meller) of Shire Green, Morewood of Ecclecsfield
[Much of this page was originally shown on MZmisc04 on 12.07.16. It was moved here to facilitate review & expansion using 'History of Ecclesfield'.]

Eastwood, who spells the family name as "Meller, reports that "The name of Meller is of longstanding in the parish. It is the old form of "Miller", a functionary who occupied no unimportant place in society in former days". We keep to the Mellor used by FMG as that is more common nowadays.
Hugh Meller of Shyregreen (a 1602, 1637)
1. Hugh Meller of Shire Green (d before 07.05.1685)
  A. Hugh Meller of Shire Green (bpt 17.10.1641)
  i. John Mellor of Shire Green (bpt 10.11.1687, bur 19.05.1760, 3rd son) the first mentioned by FMG
m. (08.09.1722) Mary Wilkinson (dau of Nathaniel Wilkinson of Crowder House by Elizabeth, dau of John Bright of Raisin Hall)
  a. Hugh Mellor of Shire Green & Thundercliffe Grange (bpt 21.08.1723, dsp unm 03.07.1774)
  b. John Mellor of Shire Green (b 1731-2, d 12.07.1787)
  m. Elizabeth ("his servant from Aston")
  (1) Hugh Mellor of Shire House in Shire Green (b c1782, d 28.09.1827)
  m. (20.06.1809) Sarah Booth (dau of William Booth of Brush House)
  (A) Hugh Mellor of Sheffield (b 1812-3, dsp 11.04.1852, surgeon)
  (B) Charles Matthias Morewood, later of Shire House (surgeon) had issue
  m. Margaret Binns (dau of Thomas Binns of London, cousin)
  (2) Elizabeth Mellor
  m. (09.1808) Thomas or William Stenton of Hoyland named Thomas by FMG, William by Eastwood
  (3)+ other issue (d infant) - John, Mary
  c. Nathaniel Mellor of Ecclesfield Common (b 1724-5, d 20.06.1809)
  m. (1760) Cicily of Wadsley (widow of John Carr of Ecclesfield)
  p. Elizabeth Morewood (dau of John Morewood of Ecclecsfield (butcher))
  (1) Nathaniel Morewood of Ecclecsfield & Potter Hill (d 21.11.1821, cotton spinner)
  m1. Elizabeth Holmes
  (A) Henry Morewood of Ecclecsfield Common (d 13.09.1829) had issue
  (B) m. (10.09.1810) Ann Thirkill of Sherburn
  Francis Holmes Morewood
  (C) Elizabeth Morewood (dsp)
  m. George Ashton of Grenoside (sic)
  m2. _ Copes (half-sister of Elizabeth Holmes)
  m3. Hannah Shaw
  (D)+ other issue - Nathaniel Mellor, John, William, Edwin, Hannah
  d. Mary Mellor
  m. William Fletcher of Ecclesfield
  e. Elizabeth Mellor (d unm)
  ii.+ other issue - Benjamin (bpt 08.02.1662), Hugh (bpt 01.09.1678, bur 07.12.1757)

Main source(s): FMG (vol 3, MS474, 'Wilkinson-Mellor', p1077+), 'History of the Parish of Ecclesfield' (Rev. J. Eastwood, 1862, 368+)
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