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

Alternative names: Berners Rooding, Berners Roothing

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1589
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ROOTHING-BERNERS, a parish in Ongar district, Essex; on the river Roding, 6 miles N E by N of Ongar r. station. Post-town, Ongar, under Brentwood. Acres, 1,050. Real property, £1, 492. Pop., 94. Houses, 18. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £63. Patron, S. W. Bramston, Esq. The church is tolerable.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ROOTHING, BERNERS, a parish, in the union of Ongar, hundred of Dunmow, N. division of Essex, 5¾ miles (N. E. by N.) from Ongar; containing 103 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its distinguishing affix from Hugh de Berners, to whom the manor at one time belonged, comprises 1038a. 12p., whereof 841 acres are arable, 162 pasture, and 34 woodland. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £63; patron, T. W. Bramston, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £224. 14.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.


Census returns for Berners Roding, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Roothing-Berners, 1813-1868 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Roothing-Berners (Essex)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Ongar
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – Dunmow, Post-1844 – Roding
  • Poor Law Union: Ongar
  • Hundred: Dunmow
  • Province: Canterbury

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