Colchester St Leonard, Essex Family History Guide

Colchester St Leonard is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Colchester St James
  • Colchester St Botolph
  • Greenstead

Parish History

See Colchester, Essex Family History Guide

Parish Records

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for St. Leonard’s Church, Colchester, 1629-1630 Author: Church of England. St. Leonard’s Church (Colchester, Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for St. Leonard’s Church, Colchester, 1800-1877 Author: Church of England. St. Leonard’s Church (Colchester, Essex)

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1652-1889 Author: St. Leonard’s Parish (Colchester, Essex); Church of England. St. Leonard’s Church (Colchester, Essex)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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