Chadwell St Mary, Essex Family History Guide

Chadwell St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Chadwell, Chadwell St Mary’s

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Little Thurrock
  • Gravesend St George
  • Northfleet
  • West Tilbury
  • Mucking
  • Milton Holy Trinity
  • Orsett
  • Milton-next-Gravesend

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHADWELL-ST. MARY, a parish in Orsett district, Essex; on the Thames, and on the Tilbury and Southend railway, 2 miles E of Grays r. station, and 2½ S of Orsett. Post Town, Grays, under Romford. Acres, 1,977; of which 160 are water. Real property, £2,946. Pop., 457. Houses, 85. The property is divided among a few. Chalk-caves occur here, called Daneholds and Cunobelin’s gold mines. Tilbury fort is partly within the border. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £427. Patron, the Rev. J. P. Herringham. The church is old but good. Charities, £12.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Orsett
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - Barstable, Post-1844 - Orsett
  • Poor Law Union: Orsett
  • Hundred: Barstable
  • Province: Canterbury