Toppesfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1559
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1800
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational
- Sible Hedingham
- Great Yeldham
- Cornish Hall End
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
TOPPESFIELD, a parish, with a village, in Halstead district, Essex; 2 miles SW of Yeldham r. station. It has a fair on 20 July. Post town, Halstead. Acres, 3,320. Real property, £4,886. Pop., 1,045. Houses, 214. The property is much subdivided. Roman relics were found in 1800. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £900. Patron, the Crown. The church was built in 1519, and is good. There are an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £10 a year, and charities £29.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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.
Burleigh William, Toppesfield, Essex, draper and tailor, April 23, 1830.
The following records are available free online.
Land and property
- County: Essex
- Civil Registration District: Halstead
- 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 - Hedingham, Post-1844 - Yeldham
- Poor Law Union: Halstead
- Hundred: Hinckford
- Province: Canterbury