Langham, Essex Family History Guide

Langham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1638
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stoke by Nayland
  • Boxted
  • Higham St Mary
  • Stratford St Mary
  • Myland St Michael
  • Ardleigh
  • Dedham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LANGHAM, a village and a parish in Lexden district, Essex. The village stands near the river Stour, at the boundary with Suffolk, 3 miles NW by N of Ardleigh r. station, and 7 NNE of Colchester; is an ancient place; and has a post-office under Colchester. The parish comprises 2,896 acres. Real property, £4,984. Pop., 862. Houses, 185. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Lancaster. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £640. Patron, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is ancient, has a tower, and was recently in disrepair. There are a Baptist chapel, and a national school.

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

Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Blyth John, Langham, Essex, miller, May 27, 1836.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.

Census

Census returns for Langham, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Bishop’s transcripts for Langham, 1802-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Langham (Essex)

Burials, 1782-1836 Author: Langham Meeting House (Essex : Baptist)

Burials, 1782-1836 Author: Langham Meeting House (Essex : Baptist)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

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