Fordham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Great Fordham

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1563
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Countess of Huntingdon Methodist, None Identified, and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FORDHAM, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Lexden district, Essex. The village stands near the left bank of the river Colne, 2½ miles E by S of Chapel r. station, and 5 NW by W of Colchester. The parish comprises 2, 517 acres. Post town, West Bergholt, under Colchester. Real property, £4, 095. Pop., 782. Houses, 178. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £740. Patron, alt. Countess Cowper and S. Onley, Esq. The church is later English; has a tower; and was restored in 1861. There are a chapel of Lady Huntingdon’s Connexion, and charities £83.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

FORDHAM, or Great Fordham (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Lexden and Winstree, Colchester division of the hundred of Lexden, N. division of Essex, 6 miles (N. W. by W.) from Colchester; containing 739 inhabitants. The parish is separated from that of Aldham by the river Colne, and comprises 2517 acres, of which 2083 are arable, 112 pasture, 60 woodland, and 50 heath; the land lies high, and the soil is a loam, mixed with gravel. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £14. 4. 2., and in the gift alternately of Earl de Grey, and C. S. Onley, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £750, and the glebe comprises 25 acres. The church, an ancient edifice with a tower surmounted by a wooden spire, is pleasantly situated on an eminence, and contains some monuments. William Ellis, in 1791, bequeathed £10 per annum for instruction.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Essex, Fordham – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions at All Saints Church, Fordham, Essex, map ref. 927281 : 318 inscriptions including church interior & war memorial, 1711-1993
Author: Essex Society for Family History

England, Essex, Fordham – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Fordham, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Essex, Fordham – Church records ( 5 )
Births and baptisms, 1784-1837; burials, 1803-1837
Author: Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel (Fordham, Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Fordham, 1639-1640
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Fordham (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Fordham, 1800-1871
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Fordham (Essex)

Churchwardens and tithe records, 1822-1926
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Fordham (Essex); Fordham (Essex)

Parish registers for Fordham, 1563-1986
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Fordham (Essex)

England, Essex, Fordham – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Computer printout of Fordham, Countess of Huntingdon, Essex, Eng

Parish register printouts of Fordham, Essex, England (Lady Huntingdon’s) ; christenings, 1790-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Essex, Fordham – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Churchwardens and tithe records, 1822-1926
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Fordham (Essex); Fordham (Essex)

England, Essex, Fordham – Taxation ( 1 )
Churchwardens and tithe records, 1822-1926
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Fordham (Essex); Fordham (Essex)

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Directories

Poll Books

Administration

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

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