Essex Family History Guide

Essex is bounded, North by Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, East by the German Ocean, South by Kent, and West by Hertford and Middlesex. It is 46 miles long and 40 broad; and divided into 19 hundreds, namely, Barstable, Becontree, Chafford, Chelmsford, Clavering, Dengie, Dunmow, Freshwell, Harlow, Hinckford, Lexden, Ongar, Rochford, Tendring, Thurstable, Uttlesford, Waltham, Winstree, and Witham, and the liberty of Havering. Rivers: the Thames, the Stour, the Coln, the Blackwater, and the Chelmer. It has 19 market towns. Area 1532 square miles, or 980,480 acres. Population, 344,979. It is in the Province of Canterbury, chiefly in the Diocese of London, but partly in that of Canterbury; and it is included in the Home Circuit.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parishes in Essex

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C

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E

F

G

  • Gestingthorpe, Essex
  • Goldhanger, Essex
  • Good Easter, Essex
  • Gosfield, Essex
  • Grays Thurrock, Essex
  • Great Baddow, Essex
  • Great Bardfield, Essex
  • Great Bentley, Essex
  • Great Braxted, Essex
  • Great Bromley, Essex
  • Great Burstead, Essex
  • Great Canfield, Essex
  • Great Chesterford, Essex
  • Great Chishill, Essex
  • Great Clacton, Essex
  • Great Dunmow, Essex
  • Great Easton, Essex
  • Great Hallingbury, Essex
  • Great Henny, Essex
  • Great Holland, Essex
  • Great Horkesley, Essex
  • Great Ilford, Essex
  • Great Leighs, Essex
  • Great Maplestead, Essex
  • Great Oakley, Essex
  • Great Parndon, Essex
  • Great Saling, Essex
  • Great Sampford, Essex
  • Great Stambridge, Essex
  • Great Tey, Essex
  • Great Totham, Essex
  • Great Wakering, Essex
  • Great Waltham, Essex
  • Great Warley, Essex
  • Great Wigborough, Essex
  • Great Yeldham, Essex
  • Greenstead (near Ongar), Essex
  • Greenstead (near Colchester), Essex
  • Greenstead Green, Essex

H

  • Hadleigh, Essex
  • Hadstock, Essex
  • Halstead St Andrew, Essex
  • Halstead Holy Trinity, Essex
  • Harlow, Essex
  • Harwich St Nicholas, Essex
  • Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex
  • Hatfield Peverel, Essex
  • Havengore, Essex
  • Haverhill, Essex
  • Havering-atte-Bower, Essex
  • Hawkwell, Essex
  • Hazeleigh, Essex
  • Helion Bumpstead, Essex
  • Hempstead, Essex
  • Henham, Essex
  • Heybridge, Essex
  • Heydon, Essex
  • High Beech, Essex
  • High Easter, Essex
  • High Laver, Essex
  • High Ongar, Essex
  • High Roding, Essex
  • Highwood, Essex
  • Hockley, Essex
  • Hornchurch, Essex
  • Horndon on the Hill, Essex
  • Hutton, Essex

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K

L

  • Laindon, Essex
  • Lamarsh, Essex
  • Lambourne with Abridge, Essex
  • Langdon Hills, Essex
  • Langenhoe, Essex
  • Langford, Essex
  • Langham, Essex
  • Langley, Essex
  • Latchingdon with Snoreham, Essex
  • Latton, Essex
  • Lawford, Essex
  • Layer Breton, Essex
  • Layer Marney, Essex
  • Layer de la Haye, Essex
  • Leaden Roding, Essex
  • Lee Chapel, Essex
  • Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
  • Lexden, Essex
  • Leyton, Essex
  • Leytonstone, Essex
  • Lindsell, Essex
  • Liston, Essex
  • Little Baddow, Essex
  • Little Bardfield, Essex
  • Little Bentley, Essex
  • Little Braxted, Essex
  • Little Bromley, Essex
  • Little Burstead, Essex
  • Little Canfield, Essex
  • Little Chesterford, Essex
  • Little Chishill, Essex
  • Little Clacton, Essex
  • Little Dunmow, Essex
  • Little Easton, Essex
  • Little Hallingbury, Essex
  • Little Henny, Essex
  • Little Horkesley, Essex
  • Little Ilford, Essex
  • Little Laver, Essex
  • Little Leighs, Essex
  • Little Maplestead, Essex
  • Little Oakley, Essex
  • Little Parndon, Essex
  • Little Saling, Essex
  • Little Sampford, Essex
  • Little Stambridge, Essex
  • Little Tey, Essex
  • Little Thurrock, Essex
  • Little Totham, Essex
  • Little Wakering, Essex
  • Little Waltham, Essex
  • Little Warley, Essex
  • Little Wigborough, Essex
  • Little Yeldham, Essex
  • Littlebury, Essex
  • Loughton, Essex

M

  • Magdalen Laver, Essex
  • Maldon, Essex
  • Manningtree, Essex
  • Manuden, Essex
  • Margaret Roding, Essex
  • Margaretting, Essex
  • Marks Tey, Essex
  • Markshall, Essex
  • Mashbury, Essex
  • Matching, Essex
  • Mayland, Essex
  • Messing, Essex
  • Middleton, Essex
  • Mistley, Essex
  • Moreton, Essex
  • Moulsham, Essex
  • Mount Bures, Essex
  • Mountnessing, Essex
  • Mucking, Essex
  • Mundon, Essex
  • Myland St Michael, Essex

N

  • Navestock, Essex
  • Nazeing, Essex
  • Netteswell, Essex
  • Nevendon, Essex
  • Newport, Essex
  • North Benfleet, Essex
  • North Fambridge, Essex
  • North Ockendon, Essex
  • North Shoebury, Essex
  • North Weald, Essex
  • Norton Mandeville, Essex

O

P

Q

R

S

  • Saffron Walden, Essex
  • Salcot Virley, Essex
  • Sandon, Essex
  • Shalford, Essex
  • Sheering, Essex
  • Shelley, Essex
  • Shellow Bowells, Essex
  • Shenfield, Essex
  • Shopland, Essex
  • Sible Hedingham, Essex
  • South Benfleet, Essex
  • South Fambridge, Essex
  • South Hanningfield, Essex
  • South Ockendon, Essex
  • South Shoebury, Essex
  • South Weald, Essex
  • Southchurch, Essex
  • Southend St John the Baptist, Essex
  • Southminster, Essex
  • Springfield, Essex
  • St Lawrence Newland, Essex
  • St Osyth, Essex
  • Stambourne, Essex
  • Stanford Rivers, Essex
  • Stanford-le-Hope, Essex
  • Stanstead Mountfitchet, Essex
  • Stanway, Essex
  • Stapleford Abbotts, Essex
  • Stapleford Tawney, Essex
  • Stebbing, Essex
  • Steeple, Essex
  • Steeple Bumpstead, Essex
  • Stifford, Essex
  • Stisted, Essex
  • Stock Harvard, Essex
  • Stondon Massey, Essex
  • Stow Maries, Essex
  • Stratford St John, Essex
  • Strethall, Essex
  • Sturmer, Essex
  • Sudbury All Saints with Ballingdon and Brundon, Essex
  • Sutton, Essex

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  • Takeley, Essex
  • Tendring, Essex
  • Terling, Essex
  • Thaxted, Essex
  • Theydon Bois, Essex
  • Theydon Garnon, Essex
  • Theydon Mount, Essex
  • Thorington, Essex
  • Thorpe le Soken, Essex
  • Thundersley, Essex
  • Tilbury juxta Clare, Essex
  • Tillingham, Essex
  • Tilty, Essex
  • Tollesbury, Essex
  • Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex
  • Tolleshunt Knights, Essex
  • Tolleshunt Major, Essex
  • Toppesfield, Essex
  • Twinstead, Essex

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