Colchester St Martin, Essex Family History Guide

Colchester St Martin is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1622
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Swedenborgian/New Jerusalem/New Church.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Colchester St Peter
  • Colchester All Saints
  • Myland St Michael
  • Colchester St Runwald
  • Colchester St Nicholas

Parish History

See Colchester, Essex Family History Guide

Parish Records

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for St. Martin’s Church, Colchester, 1800-1866 Author: Church of England. St. Martin’s Church (Colchester, Essex)

Vestry and overseers records, 1780-1952 Author: St. Martin’s Parish (Colchester, Essex); Church of England. St. Martin’s Church (Colchester, Essex)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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