Marks Tey, Essex Family History Guide

Marks Tey is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

  • Little Tey
  • Aldham
  • Easthorpe
  • Copford
  • Feering

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MARKS-TEY, a parish in Lexden district, Essex; on the Great Eastern railway, at the junction of the line forking to Sudbury and to Halstead, 5 miles W of Colchester. It has a station at the railway junction, and a post office under Colchester. Acres, 1,214. Real property, £2,120. Pop. in 1851, 437; in 1861, 396. Houses, 82. The property is subdivided. Marks-Tey Hall was an ancient moated mansion, and is now a farm-house. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £234. Patron, Balliol College, Oxford. The church is good.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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 - Halstead
  • Poor Law Union: Lexden and Winstree
  • Hundred: Lexden
  • Province: Canterbury