Kelvedon Hatch, Essex Family History Guide

Kelvedon Hatch is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1807

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stanford Rivers
  • Navestock
  • Doddinghurst
  • Stondon Massey
  • High Ongar
  • South Weald

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KELVEDON-HATCH, a parish in Ongar district, Essex; on the river Roding, 2 miles S by E of Chipping-Ongar r. station, and 5 NNW of Brentwood. It has a post office of the name of Kelvedon-Common, under Brentwood. Acres, 1,665. Real property, £2,655. Pop., 454. Houses, 88. The property is subdivided. Kelvedon Hall, a very fine mansion, is the seat of J. F. Wright, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £513. Patron, E. Slocock, Esq. The church is ancient but good; consists of nave and chancel, with a small spire; and contains monuments of the Luthers, the Wrights, and the Dolbys. A Roman Catholic chapel is attached to Kelvedon Hall. There are a parochial school, and charities £27.

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 returns for Kelvedon Hatch, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Kelvedon-Hatch, 1807-1878 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Kelvedon-Hatch (Essex)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Ongar
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - Ongar, Post-1844 - Lambourne
  • Poor Law Union: Ongar
  • Hundred: Ongar
  • Province: Canterbury