Birchanger, Essex Family History Guide

Birchanger is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1688
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
  • Great Hallingbury
  • Stanstead Mountfitchet

Parish History

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].

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.

Census

Census returns for Birchanger, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Birchanger, 1800-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Birchanger (Essex)

Parish registers for Birchanger, 1688-1943 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Birchanger (Essex); Essex Record Office

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest material, 1680-1808, 1862 Author: Birchanger (Essex)

Taxation

Parish chest material, 1680-1808, 1862 Author: Birchanger (Essex)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • 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