Rettendon, Essex Family History Guide

Rettendon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Other places in the parish include: Battle Bridge.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1674
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RETTENDON, a parish in Chelmsford district, Essex; adjacent to the river Crouch, 6 miles NNE of Pitsea r.station, and 8¼ SSE of Chelmsford. It contains the village of Battle-Bridge, which has a post-office under Chelmsford. Acres, 3,932. Real property, £4,715. Pop., 785. Houses, 176. The property is much sub-divided. The manor belongs to the Rev. A. W. Bullen. A seat of the Bishop of Ely was here, and became a farm-house. The parish is a meet for the Essex Union hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £765. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is later English, in good condition; consists of nave, N aisle, chancel, and chapel, with tower and spire; and contains some ancient monuments. There are an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £20a year, and charities £30.

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.

Carter John, Rettenden, Essex, wine merchant, April 18, 1837.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.

Census

Census returns for Rettendon, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Bishop’s transcripts for Rettendon, 1800-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rettendon (Essex)

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1769-1947 Author: Rettendon (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Rettendon (Essex)

Essex churches : XI.—All Saints’, Rettendon

Parish registers for Rettendon, 1674-1871 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rettendon (Essex)

Occupations

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1769-1947 Author: Rettendon (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Rettendon (Essex)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1769-1947 Author: Rettendon (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Rettendon (Essex)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Chelmsford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - Chelmsford, Post-1844 - Danbury
  • Poor Law Union: Chelmsford
  • Hundred: Chelmsford
  • Province: Canterbury