Bowers Gifford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St Margaret

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1630; 1800

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOWERS-GIFFORD, a parish in Billericay district, Essex; on the Tilbury and Southend railway, 1½ mile E of Pitsea station, and 7 SE of Billericay. It includes part of Canvey island; and has a post office under Chelmsford. Acres, 2,606. Real property, £3,768 Pop., 259. Houses, 48. The property is divided among a few. Bowers Hall is the seat of Mrs. Curtis. Much of the land is marshy. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £564. Patron, the Rev. Horace Roberts. 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

BOWERS-GIFFORD (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Billericay, hundred of Barstable, S. division of Essex, 4½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Rayleigh; containing 249 inhabitants. It comprises about 2400 acres; and is bounded on the south by Holly and East havens, which afford a navigable communication with the Thames. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £25, and in the patronage of Mrs. Curtis; net income, £564. The church is a small ancient edifice, with a tower surmounted by a shingled spire, and consists of a nave and chancel.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Essex, Bowers-Gifford – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions at Bowers Gifford, St. Margaret church and churchyard : 222 inscriptions, including church interior
Author: Howlett, Geoff

England, Essex, Bowers-Gifford – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Bowers-Gifford, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Essex, Bowers-Gifford – Church records ( 7 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Bowers-Gifford, 1630-1640
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bowers-Gifford (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Bowers-Gifford, 1800-1867
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bowers-Gifford (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Canvey-Island, 1813-1867
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Canvey-Island (Essex)

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1745-1878
Author: Bowers-Gifford (Essex)

Marriages Ashingdon & Bowers Gifford, Essex, England, 1558-1835
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department; Church of England. Parish Church of Ashingdon (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Bowers-Gifford (Essex)

Parish register transcripts for Bowers-Gifford, 1558-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bowers-Gifford (Essex)

Parish registers for Bowers-Gifford, 1558-1973
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bowers-Gifford (Essex); Essex Record Office

England, Essex, Bowers-Gifford – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Churchwardens and overseers records, 1745-1878
Author: Bowers-Gifford (Essex)

England, Essex, Bowers-Gifford – Taxation ( 1 )
Churchwardens and overseers records, 1745-1878
Author: Bowers-Gifford (Essex)

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Administration

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

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