Black Notley, Essex Family History Guide

Black Notley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Other places in the parish include: Row Green.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1570
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NOTLEY (Black), a village and a parish in Braintree district, Essex. The village stands near the river Brain, 1 mile NNW of Bulford r. station, and 1¾ S by E of Braintree. The parish contains also the hamlet of Row-Green; and its post town is Braintree. Acres, 1,936. Real property, £3,617. Pop. in 1851, 527; in 1861, 489. Houses, 124. The decrease of pop. was caused partly by insufficient cottage accommodation, and partly by removal of silk-mill workers to the parish of Braintree. The property is subdivided. Many antiquities, including copper, brass, and glazed vessels, have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £497. Patron, St. John’s College, Cambridge. The church is good, and has a wooden spire. There are a school with £10 a year from endowment, and charities £50. Bishop Bedell and the naturalist John Ray were natives.

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 Black Notley, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Black Notley, 1629-1749 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Black Notley (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Cressing (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Black Notley, 1800-1868 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Black Notley (Essex)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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