Birchanger is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1688
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800
- Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
- Great Hallingbury
- Stanstead Mountfitchet
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BIRCHANGER, a parish in the district of Bishops-Stortford, and county of Essex; on the Eastern Counties railway, 2 miles NE of Bishops-Stortford. Post Town, Bishops-Stortford. Acres, 1,051. Real property, £2,050. Pop., 358. Houses, 86. The property is divided among a few. An hospital was founded here, by Richard de Newport, in the time of King John. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £218. Patron, New College, Oxford. The church is good.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The following records are available free online.
Poorhouses & Poor Law
- County: Essex
- Civil Registration District: Bishops Stortford
- Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
- Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
- Rural Deanery: Newport
- Poor Law Union: Bishop’s Stortford
- Hundred: Uttlesford
- Province: Canterbury