Woodham Ferrers, Essex Family History Guide

Woodham Ferrers is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Other places in the parish include: Bicknacre.

Alternative names: Woodham Ferris

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Protestant Dissenters.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOODHAM-FERRIS, a parish, with a village, in Chelmsford district, Essex; 6 miles SW of Maldon r. station. It has a post-office under Chelmsford. Acres, 4,481. Real property, £5,868. Pop., 947. Houses, 192. The manor belongs to Lord Rayleigh. Burketts Hall is the seat of E. Hamilton, Esq. A mansion of Archbishop Sandys was here, and part of it is still standing. A black priory was founded at Bicknacre, in the time of Henry III. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £950. Patron, Sir B. W. Bridges, Bart. The church is good; and there are Independent and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and charities £65.

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.

Yell Jos.; and Jas. Yell, jun.: Woodham Ferris, Essex, jobbers, Sept. 8, 1821.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.

Census

Census returns for Woodham Ferris, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Woodham-Ferris, 1630-1640 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Woodham-Ferris (Essex)

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

Parish registers for Woodham-Ferris, 1558-1948 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Woodham-Ferris (Essex)

Cemeteries

Monumental inscriptions at St. Mary the Virgin, Woodham Ferrers, 1327-1996 : 583 inscriptions including war memorial Author: Tunstill, Yvonne; Jemmeson, Christine; Essex Society for Family History

Monumental inscriptions at the Congregational Church, Woodham Ferrers, and the Community Church, South Woodham Ferrers : 81 inscriptions at Congregational Church including unmarked graves, 7 inscriptions at Community Church Author: Tunstill, Yvonne; Jemmeson, Christine; Essex Society for Family History

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