Great Braxted, Essex Family History Guide

Great Braxted is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Brackstead

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRAXTED (Great), a parish in Witham district, Essex; on the river Blackwater, adjacent to the E. astern Counties railway, 2 miles ENE of Witham. Post Town, Witham. Acres, 2,631. Real property, £4,637. Pop., 384. Houses, 86. The property is all in one estate. Braxted Park, a handsome mansion, amid extensive grounds, is the seat of Du Cane, Esq. A black priory stood at Tiptree; and was founded about the time of Edward I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £544. Patron, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The church has some Norman portions, and is good. Charities, £19.

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 Braxted, Great and Little, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Great Braxted, 1629-1640 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Great Braxted (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Great Braxted, 1800-1865 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Great Braxted (Essex)

Parish registers for Great Braxted, 1558-1988 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Great Braxted (Essex)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Overseers accounts, 1715-1836 Author: Great Braxted (Essex)

Taxation

Overseers accounts, 1715-1836 Author: Great Braxted (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