Leaden Roding, Essex Family History Guide

Leaden Roding is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Leaden Rooding, Leaden Roothing, Leaden Roding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1803

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ROOTHING-LEADEN, a parish in Dunmow district, Essex; on the river Roding; 7 miles NNE of Ongar r.station. It has a post-office under Chelmsford. Acres, 907. Real property, £1,330. Pop., 207. Houses, 46. The property is divided among a few. The parish is a meet for the Essex hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £230. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was restored in 1868. Charities, £5.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ROOTHING, LEADEN, a parish, in the union and hundred of Dunmow, N. division of Essex, 6½ miles (S. S. W.) from Dunmow; containing 171 inhabitants. It comprises 911a. 2r. 33p., of which about 800 acres are arable, 70 pasture, and 40 woodland. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £12. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £227. The church is of great antiquity, with a wooden belfry-turret surmounted by a low spire.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


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.

Porter Joseph, Leading Roothing, Essex, farmer, March 17, 1821.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.


Census returns for Leaden Roding, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Roothing-Leaden, 1629-1630 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Roothing-Leaden (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Roothing-Leaden, 1803-1868 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Roothing-Leaden (Essex)

Parish registers for Roothing-Leaden, 1572-1833 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Roothing-Leaden (Essex); Essex Record Office

Computer printout of Leaden Roding, Essex. Eng

Parish register printouts of Roothing-Leaden, Essex, England ; christenings, 1572-1812 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department


Monumental inscriptions at St. Michael and All Angels, Leaden Roding, 1682-1999 : 129 inscriptions Author: Essex Society for Family History


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Dunmow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - Dunmow, Post-1844 - Roding
  • Poor Law Union: Dunmow
  • Hundred: Dunmow
  • Province: Canterbury