Bulmer is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BULMER, a parish and a subdistrict in the district of Sudbury and county of Essex. The parish lies on the verge of the county, near the river Stour and the Sudbury railway, 2 miles WSW of Sudbury; and has a post office under Sudbury. Acres, 2,779. Real property, £6,251. Pop., 758. Houses, 170. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Belchamp-Walter, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £445. Patron, S. M. Raymond, Esq. The church is good. The subdistrict contains nine parishes and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 17,504. Pop., 4,853. Houses, 1,084.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BULMER (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Sudbury, hundred of Hinckford, N. division of Essex, 2 miles (W. S. W.) from Sudbury; containing 775 inhabitants. The parish comprises by measurement 2759 acres, of which 83 are common or waste: the soil is generally productive, and in some parts exuberantly fertile, producing abundant crops of grain; several acres are planted with hops, which thrive well. The surface is elevated, and the higher grounds command extensive and finely varied prospects. The living is a discharged vicarage, with that of Belchamp-Walter consolidated, endowed with a portion of the great tithes, and valued in the king’s books at £8; net income, £445; patron, Samuel Milbank Raymond, Esq.; impropriator, excepting where the land is tithe-free, Charles Hammersley, Esq. The church is a plain edifice of stone, with a square tower, and contains an ancient font of considerable beauty. Here was a chantry endowed with lands, which, on the suppression, were annexed to the manor of Butlers.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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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.

Firmin John, Bulmer, Essex, farmer and jobber, Sept. 14, 1822.


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Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Sudbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Hedingham
  • Poor Law Union: Sudbury
  • Hundred: Hinckford
  • Province: Canterbury

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