Parish Registers

Before national registration of Birth, Marriage and Death began in 1837 the best course of this information was in the Registers held by Parish Churches.

The Rector or in many cases the Curate were usually literate men in an illiterate world which meant that for the majority of people the Registers is the only time that their names are recorded.

Nowadays most registers are help by the County Records Office at Chelmsford although there are a few churches that still keep their own records.

The start date of Registers vary considerably throughout our area.

To assist the family historian the start date of Parish Registers is listed below

 

Parish

Start Date

Althorne

1734

Asheldham

1721

Bradwell on Sea aka Bradwell Juxta Mare

1558

Burnham on Crouch aka Burnham

1559

Dengie

1559

Cold Norton

1539

Creeksea aka Cricksea or Crixsey

1749

North Fambridge

1556

Hazeleigh

1575

Latchingdon aka Latchingdon cum Snoreham

1725

Snoreham

see Latchingdon

Mayland

1748

Mundon

1741

Purleigh

1592

St Lawrence

1704

Southminster

1702

Steeple

1666

Stow Maries

1559

Tillingham

1652

Woodham Mortimer

1664

Woodham Walter

1558

Other souces of Parish Records include Boyds's Marriage Index, Pallots Marriage Index and the IGI index at Family Search

These are all available for searching online although Boyd's and Pallots may incure some charges for searching.

Parish

Boyd's

Pallot's

IGI

Althorne

1800-1837

 

1800-1881

Asheldham

1721-1837

 

 

Bradwell on Sea aka Bradwell Juxta Mare

1558-1837

 

1558-1879

Burnham on Crouch aka Burnham

1559-1870

1790-1837

 

Cold Norton

1541-1754

   

1539-1838

Creeksea aka Cricksea or Crixsey

1761-1837

 

 

Dengie

1550-1837

 

 

Hazeleigh

1589-1748

 

1573-1812

Latchingdon aka Latchingdon cum Snoreham

1725-1754

 

 

Snoreham

see Latchingdon

 

 

Mayland

 

 

 

Mundon

1741-1750

 

1741-1882

North Fambridge

1556-1752

 

 

Purleigh

1674-1754

 

 

St Lawrence

1705-1753

 

 

Southminster

1701-1840

 

 

Steeple

1660-1753

 

 

Stow Maries

1561-1750

 

 

Tillingham

 

 

 

Woodham Mortimer

1664-1753

 

1662-1812

Woodham Walter

1563-1800

 

1565-1837

 

 

 

 

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