Chickney, Essex Family History Guide

Chickney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1554
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1630; 1639; 1813

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Debden
  • Broxted
  • Henham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHICKNEY, a parish in Dunmow district, Essex; 3 miles NE of Elsenham r. station, and 3¼ SW of Thaxted. Post town, Thaxted, under Chelmsford. Acres, 700. Real property, £831. Pop., 76. Houses, 13. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £164. Patron, Capt. H. Byng, R. N. The church is good.

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: Dunmow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Dunmow
  • Poor Law Union: Dunmow
  • Hundred: Dunmow
  • Province: Canterbury