Ramsden Crays, Essex Family History Guide

Ramsden Crays is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RAMSDEN-CRAYS, a parish in Billericay district, Essex; on the river Crouch, 2 miles ESE of Billericay, and 4½ NNW of Pitsea r. station. Post-town, Billericay. Acres, 1,453. Real property, £2,307. Pop., 262. Houses, 44. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with the Ashes, belongs to F. M. B. Batard, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £370. Patron, F. Francis, Esq. The church is very old.

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 Ramsden Crays, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Bishop’s transcripts for Ramsden-Crays, 1800-1869 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ramsden-Crays (Essex)


Vision of Britain historical maps


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