Blackmore, Essex Family History Guide

Blackmore is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1602
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLACKMORE, a parish in Ongar district, Essex; 3½ miles ESE of Chipping-Ongar r. station, and 4 NW by W of Ingatestone. It has a post office under Ingatestone, and a fair on 21 Aug. Acres, 2,576. Real property, £4,802. Pop., 644. Houses, 144. The property is divided among a few. An Augustinian priory was founded on the site of the manor house, by the De Sampfords, in the time of Henry II; passed, under Cardinal Wolsey, to his colleges at Oxford-and Ipswich, and afterwards to Waltham Abbey; and was given, at the dissolution, to John Smith. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £83. Patrons, the Representatives of the lateA. Crickett, Esq. The church belonged to the priory; and is ancient, small, and good. Charities, £54.

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

Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Simons Henry, Blackmore, Essex, grocer, Sept 10, 1830.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.

Census

Census returns for Blackmore, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Blackmore, 1629-1640 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blackmore (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Blackmore, 1800-1865 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blackmore (Essex)

Overseers rates, 1836-1923, and Sunday school admissions, 1894-1899 Author: Blackmore (Essex)

Parish registers for Blackmore, 1602-1975 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blackmore (Essex); Essex Record Office

Parish register printouts of Blackmore, Essex, England, christenings, 1602-1812 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Schools

Overseers rates, 1836-1923, and Sunday school admissions, 1894-1899 Author: Blackmore (Essex)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Ongar
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - Chelmsford, Post-1844 - Ingatestone
  • Poor Law Union: Ongar
  • Hundred: Chelmsford
  • Province: Canterbury