Bures St Mary, Essex Family History Guide

Bures St Mary is an Ancient Parish partly in Essex and partly in Suffolk.

Alternative names: Bures Hamlet, Bures

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1564

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Mount Bures
  • Lamarsh
  • Bures St Mary, Suffolk
  • White Colne
  • Alphamstone
  • Wakes Colne

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BURES-ST MARY, a parish in the district of Sudbury and counties of Essex and Suffolk; on the river Stour and on the Sudbury railway, at Bures station, 5 miles SSE of Sudbury. It contains the hamlet of Bures, which has a post office under Colchester. Acres, 4,131. Real property, £9,201. Pop., 1,659. Houses, 369. The property is much subdivided. Edmund, king of East Anglia, is said to have been crowned here. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £273 Patron, O. Hanbury, Esq. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1865. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £10.

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 Bures, 1841-1891

Land and property

Manorial court books for East Tuddenham, Cockfield, and Bures, 1668-1925 Author: Manor of East Tuddenham. Court (Norfolk); Manor of Cockfield. Court (Suffolk); Manor of Bures. Court (Suffolk)

Court records

Manorial court books for East Tuddenham, Cockfield, and Bures, 1668-1925 Author: Manor of East Tuddenham. Court (Norfolk); Manor of Cockfield. Court (Suffolk); Manor of Bures. Court (Suffolk)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Sudbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury
  • Diocese: Post-1836 - Ely, Pre-1837 - Norwich
  • Rural Deanery: Sudbury
  • Poor Law Union: Sudbury
  • Hundred: Hinckford
  • Province: Canterbury