Bradfield, Essex Family History Guide

Bradfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1564
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1801

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stutton
  • Wix
  • Mistley
  • Brantham
  • Wrabness

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRADFIELD, a parish in Tendring district, Essex; on the estuary of the Stour, and on the Harwich branch of the Eastern Union railway, 3 miles E by S of Manningtree. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Manningtree. Acres, 2,719; of which 600 are water. Real property, £5,027. Pop., 914. Houses, 212. The property is subdivided. Bradfield Lodge is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Mistley, in the diocese of Rochester. The church is good. Speaker Grimston, of the time of Charle II., was a native.

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


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.

Coates Henry, Bradfield, Essex, farmer, July 10, 1821.


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Tendring
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - Tendring, Post-1846 - Ardleigh
  • Poor Law Union: Tendring
  • Hundred: Tendring
  • Province: Canterbury