Kirby le Soken is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.
Other places in the parish include: Kirby Cross, Upper Street, and Sneating.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1681
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
- Great Oakley
- Thorpe le Soken
- Beaumont with Moze
- Walton le Soken
- Great Holland
- Little Oakley
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
KIRBY-LE-SOKEN, a village and a parish in Tendring district, Essex. The village stands adjacent to the Colchester and Walton railway, 2 miles W by N of Walton steam boat pier, and 12 by road SSW of Harwich; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Colchester. The parish contains also the hamlets of Kirby-Cross, Sneating, and Upper-Street; and includes several islands and marshes on the N. Acres, 4,757. Real property, £5,880. Pop., 879. Houses, 182. The property is divided among a few. There is a wharf on a creek. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £240. Patron, Three Trustees. The church was partly rebuilt in 1833, at a cost of £1,200; and it retains the original chancel and tower. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a parochial school, and charities £13.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The following records are available free online.
- County: Essex
- Civil Registration District: Tendring
- Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Liberty of the Sokens
- Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
- Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - None, 1845-1847 - Tendring, Post 1846 - Harwich
- Poor Law Union: Tendring
- Hundred: Tendring
- Province: Canterbury