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Essex, England Genealogy

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Guide to Essex ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

This article is about the county in England. For other uses, see Essex (disambiguation).

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County Information[edit | edit source]

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Essex like this:

Essex, maritime co. in SE. of England; is bounded N. by Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, E. by the North Sea, S. by the river Thames, and W. by Middlesex and Herts; greatest length, N. and S., 44 miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 57 miles; 987,032 ac.; pop. 576,434. On the coast are several marshy islands, such as Canvey, Foulness, Wallasea, Mersea, &c. Essex is one of the Metropolitan shires, or "Six Home Counties, " and took its name from the East Saxons. It rests upon the London clay, and is watered by the Stour, Colne, Chelmer, Crouch, Thames, Roding, and Lea; the surface, flat near the coast and the rivers, is undulating and sometimes hilly towards the NW.; the soil is generally fertile. ...

Parishes[edit | edit source]

Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Essex parishes:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Essex.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration Districts[edit | edit source]

List of Essex Civil Registration Districts.

 Websites[edit | edit source]