Colchester St Nicholas, Essex Family History Guide

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

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1541
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Colchester St Martin
  • Colchester All Saints
  • Colchester Holy Trinity
  • Colchester St Runwald

Parish History

See Colchester, Essex Family History Guide

Parish Records

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for St. Nicholas’s Church, Colchester, 1802-1870 Author: Church of England. St. Nicholas’ Church (Colchester, Essex)

Parish register printouts of Colchester, Essex, England (Wesleyan Methodist, Saint Nicholas) ; christenings, 1793-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Poorhouses, poor law, etc.

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1714-1876 Author: St. Nicholas’ Parish (Colchester, Essex); Church of England. St. Nicholas’ 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