Burnham on Crouch, Essex Family History Guide

Burnham on Crouch is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Other places in the parish include: Ostend.

Alternative names: Burnham

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Christians, Particular Baptist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BURNHAM, a village and a parish in Maldon district, Essex. The village stands on the river Crouch, opposite Wallasea island, 8½ miles NNE of Southend r. station, and 10 SE of Maldon. It has a post office under Maldon; dates from old times; includes a good street; is a seaport and a coastguard station; and has two chief inns, a custom house, a convenient quay, and a ferry. Fairs are held at it on 25 April and 24 Sept.; and oyster-fishing, boat-building, and sail-making are carried on. The parish includes also the hamlet of Ostend. Acres, 5,523. Real property, £11,821; of which £2,072 are in fisheries. Pop., 1,870. Houses, 388. The property is divided among a few. The land is marshy. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £558. Patron, not reported. The church is good; and is so situated as to serve as a landmark. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 Burnham, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Bishop’s transcripts for Burnham, 1800-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Burnham (Essex)

Church records, 1686-1773 Author: Burnham Chapel (Burnham, Essex : Baptist)

Parish chest materials, 1711-1927 Author: Burnham (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Burnham (Essex)

Parish registers for Burnham, 1559-1914 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Burnham (Essex)

History

Woggle and butter harsies : life in an Essex marshland village Author: Clarke, George, 1661-1736

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest materials, 1711-1927 Author: Burnham (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Burnham (Essex)

Taxation

Parish chest materials, 1711-1927 Author: Burnham (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Burnham (Essex)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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