Rawreth, Essex Family History Guide

Rawreth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • North Benfleet
  • Hockley
  • Rettendon
  • Wickford
  • Rayleigh

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RAWRETH, a parish in Rochford district, Essex; near the river Crouch, 2½ miles NW of Rayleigh, and 5 NE of Pitsea r. station. Post-town, Battle-Bridge, under Chelmsford. Acres, 2,377. Real property, £4,023. Pop., 386. Houses, 75. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £660. Patron, Pembroke College, Cambridge. The church is good.

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

Census returns for Rawreth, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Bishop’s transcripts for Rawreth, 1800-1872 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rawreth (Essex)

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1754-1923 Author: Rawreth (Essex)

Parish registers for Rawreth, 1539-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rawreth (Essex)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1754-1923 Author: Rawreth (Essex)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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