Elsenham, Essex Family History Guide

Elsenham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:
Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1731
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Broxted
  • Takeley
  • Henham
  • Stanstead Mountfitchet

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ELSENHAM, a village and a parish in the district of Bishop-Stortford and county of Essex. The village stands adjacent to the London and Cambridge railway, 5 miles NE by N of Bishop-Stortford; and has a station on the railway. The parish comprises 1,829 acres; and its post town is Stanstead, under Bishop-Stortford. Real property, £2,685. Pop., 480. Houses, 102. The property is divided among a few. Elsenham Hall is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £92. Patrons, Trustees. The church is good; and there are charities £9.

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


County: Essex
Civil Registration District: Bishops Stortford
Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - Sampford, Post-1846 - Newport
Poor Law Union: Bishop's Stortford
Hundred: Uttlesford
Province: Canterbury