Chingford, Essex Family History Guide

Chingford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1755
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHINGFORD, a village and a parish in Epping district, Essex. The village stands on the verge of the county adjacent to Epping forest and the river Lea, 2 miles NE of Water-Lane Junction r. station, and 9½ NNE of St. Paul’s, London; and has a post-office under Woodford, London, NE. The parish comprises 2,766 acres. Real property, £7,270. Pop., 1,174. Houses, 236. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to St. Paul s, London. Chingford Hall is the seat of the Merringtons. The living is a rectory in the dio. of London. Value, £538. Patron, R. B. Heath-cote, Esq. The old church is a low ancient ivy-clad edifice; and the new one was built in 1845.

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

Bankrupts

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.

Burrell William, Chingford, Essex. farmer and cattle dealer, April 15, 1842.

Dell Thomas, jun., Chingford green, Essex, coach proprietor, Feb. 7, 1837.

Saxby Richard Serace, Chingford, Essex, miller, Oct. 30, 1835.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.

Census

Census returns for Chingford, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Chingford, 1639-1640 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chingford (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Chingford, 1800-1840 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chingford (Essex)

Churchwardens, overseers of the poor and surveyors records, 1764-1856 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chingford (Essex); Chingford (Essex)

Parish registers for Chingford, 1755-1915 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chingford (Essex)

Church history

Ruined and disused churches in Essex

Cemeteries

Day book and register of burials, 1884-1952 Author: Chingford Mount Cemetery (Chingford, Essex)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Chingford poor rate assessment books, 1836-1838, 1848-1862, 1899-1900 Author: Chingford (Essex)

Churchwardens, overseers of the poor and surveyors records, 1764-1856 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chingford (Essex); Chingford (Essex)

Court Records

Surveys and rentals for the manor of Chingford, 1559-1863 Author: Manor of Chingford (Essex)

Directories

Chingford and Sewardstone directory, 1907 Author: Chingford Tradesmen’s Association (Chingford, England)

Directory of Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Chingford & Wanstead : containing the names of the private and commercial residents, alphabetically arranged; with almanac, historical notes, and a variety of local information

Directory of Woodford, Wanstead, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Loughton, and Chingford : containing the private and commercial residents, alphabetically arranged and the trades classified; with a coloured map of the county of Essex, and historical notes; and local intelligence

Kelly’s directory of Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton and Chingford : the work comprises alphabetical lists of streets, private residents & tradesmen and official information; and a visitors’ guide to pleasure and health resorts

Kelly’s Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton & Chingford Directory : the work comprises alphabetical lists of steets, private residents & tradesmen; and official information; also a new map of the district, divided into half-mile squares; and a visitors’ guide to pleasure and health resorts

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Epping
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Barking
  • Poor Law Union: Epping
  • Hundred: Waltham
  • Province: Canterbury