Shellow Bowells, Essex Family History Guide

Shellow Bowells is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1553
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Beauchamp Roding
  • Willingale Doe
  • Roxwell

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHELLOW-BOWELLS, a parish in Ongar district, Essex; 5 miles NE of Ongar r. station. Post town, Ongar, under Brentwood. Acres, 457. Real property, £649. Pop., 110. Houses, 23. The manor belongs to W. T. Bramston, Esq. The living is a rectory, annexed to Willingale-Doe, in the diocese of Rochester. The church is a brick building.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Shellow-Bowels, a parish in the hund. of Dunmow, union of Ongar, county of Essex; 6¼ miles west-west by north of Chelmsford. Living, a discharged rectory, annexed to that of Willingdale-Doe. Acres 1,030. Houses 24. A. P. £500. Pop., in 1801, 104; in 1831, 143. Poor rates, in 1838, £20 15s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Ongar
  • 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: Ongar
  • Hundred: Dunmow
  • Province: Canterbury