Faulkbourne, Essex Family History Guide

Faulkbourne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Faulkbourn

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1574
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1630; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Fairstead
  • White Notley
  • Great Braxted
  • Rivenhall
  • Little Braxted
  • Witham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FAULKBOURN, a parish in Witham district, Essex; on the river Brain, adjacent to the Braintree railway, 2½ miles NW of Witham. It has a post office under Witham. Acres, 1,151. Real property, £2,139. Pop., 143. Houses, 31. The manor belonged to Hamo Dapifer, and went to the Fortescues. Faulkbourn Hall, now the seat of the Rev. W. T. Bullock, was originally built in 1440, by Sir R. Montgomery; retains a Norman tower, with polygonal turrets, having pyramidal crocketted canopies and bartisans; forms, on the west of the entrance-tower, three sides of a quadrangle; contains a fine collection of pictures by Vandyke, Vandervelde, and Beechy: and is said to occupy the site of a Roman villa. A cedar here has a girth of 18½ feet. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £267. Patron, the Rev. W. T. Bullock. The church is Norman; has two brasses of the 16th century; and is good. Charities, £7.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.

Census

Census returns for Faulkbourn, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Faulkbourn, 1629-1631 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Faulkbourn (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Faulkbourn, 1800-1870 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Faulkbourn (Essex)

Parish register transcripts, 1574-1704 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Faulkbourn (Essex)

Parish registers for Faulkbourn, 1574-1821 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Faulkbourn (Essex)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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