Colne Engaine, Essex Family History Guide

Colne Engaine is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Other places in the parish include: Colne Park.

Alternative names: Little Colne

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1629
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Lamarsh
  • Pebmarsh
  • Greenstead Green
  • Earls Colne
  • White Colne
  • Halstead St Andrew
  • Wakes Colne

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COLNE-ENGAINE, or Little Colne, a village and a parish in Halstead district, Essex. The village occupies a rising-ground on the left side of the river Colne, 1½ mile WNW of Colne r. station, and 2½ ESE of Halstead; and has a post office, of the name of Colne-Engaine, under Halstead. The parish comprises 2,444 acres. Real property, £4,680. Pop., 627. Houses, 142. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to the Engaines; and passed to the Sherreves, to Colchester priory, and to the De Veres. Colne Park is a principal residence; and near it is an Ionic column by Soane. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £680. Patron, Christ’s Hospital. The church is very good.

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


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.

Collis Benjamin Granger, Colne Engaine, Essex. miller, April 24, 1829.


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Halstead
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - Lexden, Post-1846 - Halstead
  • Poor Law Union: Halstead
  • Hundred: Lexden
  • Province: Canterbury