Thaxted is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Essex.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1806

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

THAXTED, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Dunmow district, Essex. The town stands on the river Chelmer, 6½ miles NE of Elsenham r. station, and 7 SE of Saffron-Walden; was a borough from the time of Mary till 1687; and has a post-office under Chelmsford, a later English church with a spire rebuilt in 1814, three dissenting chapels, an endowed school with £48 a year, national and British schools, alms houses, a town estate £160, other charities nearly £800, a weekly cattle market on Friday, and fairs on the Monday before Whit-Monday, and 10 Aug. The parish comprises 6,219 acres. Real property, £11,043. Pop. in 1851, 2,556; in 1861, 2,302. Houses, 546. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to the Clares; and passed to the Audleys, the Badlesmeres, the Mortimers, and the Cuttses. Horham Hall was built by Sir John Cutts, who died in 1520; is a fine castellated Gothic edifice; and is now the seat of F. G. West, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £460. Patrons, the Executors of the late Viscount Maynard. Purchas, the author of “the Pilgrim,” was a native.

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

Parish Records

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England, Essex, Thaxted – Buildings, dwellings, etc. ( 1 )
Thaxted in Essex : a short guide to the buildings of historical and architectural interest
Author: Steer, Francis W.

England, Essex, Thaxted – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Thaxted, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Essex, Thaxted – Church history ( 1 )
The early history of Thaxted monthly meeting
Author: Whittington, Joyce M.

England, Essex, Thaxted – Church records ( 7 )
Baptisms, 1789-1824; 1830-1837
Author: Independent Church (Thaxted)

Baptisms, 1830-1837
Author: Independent Church (Thaxted)

Births, marriages and burials, 1639-1837
Author: Society of Friends. Thaxted Monthly Meetings (England)

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

Bishop’s transcripts for Thaxted, 1806-1877
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Thaxted (Essex)

Parish register transcripts of Thaxted (Essex), 1558-1812
Author: Wontner-Smith, W. C.; Church of England. Parish Church of Thaxted (Essex)

Parish registers for Thaxted, 1538-1985
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Thaxted (Essex); Essex Record Office

England, Essex, Thaxted – Church records – Indexes ( 5 )
Computer printout of Thaxted, Essex, Eng

Computer printout of Thaxted, Independent, Essex, Eng

Parish register printouts of Thaxted, Essex, England (Independent) ; christenings, 1771-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Thaxted, Essex, England ; marriages, 1783-1812
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Thaxted, Essex, England, christenings, 1805-1812
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Essex, Thaxted – Genealogy ( 1 )
Thaxted notes : being history, wills, visitations, monumental inscriptions, directory, census returns, etc
Author: Smith, W. C. Wontner

England, Essex, Thaxted – History ( 2 )
Thaxted in Essex : a short guide to the buildings of historical and architectural interest
Author: Steer, Francis W.

Thaxted in the fourteenth century : an account of the manor and borough, with translated texts
Author: Newton, Kenneth Charles

England, Essex, Thaxted – Land and property ( 1 )
Thaxted in the fourteenth century : an account of the manor and borough, with translated texts
Author: Newton, Kenneth Charles

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Administration

  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Dunmow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Dunmow
  • Poor Law Union: Dunmow
  • Hundred: Dunmow
  • Province: Canterbury

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