Abbess Roding Essex Family History Guide

Abbess Roding is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Other places in the parish include: Roothing Barwick and Barwick Hall.

Alternative names: Abbotts Roothing, Abbots Roding,, Abbots Roothing, Abbess Rooding, Abbotts Rooding, Abbots Rooding, Abbess

Parish church: St Edmmund

Parish registers begin: 1560

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Abbess Roding

  • White Roding
  • Beauchamp Roding
  • Leaden Roding
  • Matching
  • Little Laver
  • Margaret Roding
  • Fyfield

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ROOTHING-ABBOTS, a parish in Ongar district, Essex; on the river Roding, 6 miles N by E of Ongar r.station. It contains the hamlet of Roothing-Barwick; and its post town is Ongar. Acres, 1,602. Real property, £2,366. Pop., 220. Houses, 47. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged anciently to Barking abbey. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £323. Patron, Capel Cure, Esq. The church is good, and has a spire. There are an Independent chapel and a parochial school.

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


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Ongar
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Ongar
  • Poor Law Union: Ongar
  • Hundred: Dunmow; Ongar
  • Province: Canterbury