Vange Essex Family History Guide

Vange is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Laindon
  • Fobbing
  • Pitsea
  • Nevendon
  • Basildon
  • Bowers Gifford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

VANGE, a parish in Billericay district, Essex; 1¾ mile WSW of Pitsea r. station. Post town, Horndon-on-the-Hill, under Romford. Acres, 2,250; of which 550 are water. Real property, £1,490. Pop., 160. Houses, 33. Little V. Hall is the seat of D. Morin, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £310. Patron, Major Spitty. The church is tolerable.

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.

Benton William, Vange wharf, Essex, wharfinger, Dec. 14, 1827.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.


Census returns for Vange, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Canvey-Island, 1813-1867 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Canvey-Island (Essex)

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

Bishop's transcripts for Vange, 1800-1869 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Vange (Essex)


Vange : parish and church history Author: Hayes, J. W; Lamb, W. A.


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