Frating, Essex Genealogy

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Guide to Frating, Essex ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Frating, Essex
Frating redundant church contributor John Salmon.jpg
Frating redundant church contributor John Salmon
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Tendring
County Essex
Poor Law Union Tendring
Registration District Tendring
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560
Bishop's Transcripts: 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery St Osyth
Diocese Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester
Location of Archive
Essex Record Office

Parish History

Frating, is a parish in Tendring district, Essex; it is 2 miles ENE of Wivenhoe railway station, and 6 miles ESE of Colchester.[1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Frating, Essex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)[3]
FSPRs = England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503-1997 (FamilySearch) - free[4]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[5]
Frating, Essex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD 1560-1753
ESSEX 1560-1975 1560-1952 1560-1986
FSPRs Undefined Undefined Undefined
NBI 1560-1986

Parish registers Microfilm of original records in the Essex Records Office, Chelmsford.
Christenings, marriages and burials.

Parish registers FHL BRITISH Film 571179 Item 7

Bishop's transcripts for Frating Microfilm copy of original at Essex Record Office in Chelmsford, England.
Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, no.: D/CR 151.

Baptisms, burials, 1800-1877; marriages, 1800-1839. FHL BRITISH Film 1702315 Item 5

Essex Record Office also hold transcripts for various registers under their T/R references transcript collections.

Non-Conformist Churches


Census records

1841 Census returns for Frating are missing.

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions

Tendring Poor Law Union, Essex

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Essex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.


Essex Ancestors - offers images of genealogical records for the county of Essex ($)

Frating on GENUKI


  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England Wales, 1870. Adapted, date accessed: 21 May 2013.
  2. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,', accessed 12 June 2011.
  3. Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 3 March 2012.
  4. 'England, Essex Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records),' FamilySearch, accessed 2 September 2014.
  5. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 15 May 2012. For a breakdown of missing years, see 'National Burial Index - Coverage: Essex,' Federation of Family History Societies, accessed 15 May 2012.
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