Eastwood, Essex Family History Guide

Eastwood is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1685
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Rayleigh
  • Hadleigh
  • Prittlewell
  • Great Stambridge
  • Rochford
  • Little Stambridge
  • Sutton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EASTWOOD, a parish in Rochford district, Essex; mainly on Broomhill river, 1½ mile SW of Rochford, and 2½ NNE of Leigh r. station, and partly in Wallisea Island. Post town, Rochford, under Chelmsford. Acres of the main part, 2,962; of the Wallisea Island part, 3,255 of land and 401 of water. Real property of the whole, £6,603. Pop. of the main part, 562; of the W. I. part, 11. Houses, 126 and 1. The property is sub-divided. Eastwood-Bury and Eastwood Lodge are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £219. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church consists of nave and two aisles, with a tower; and is ancient but good.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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