Havering-atte-Bower, Essex Genealogy

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Guide to Havering-Atte-Bower, Essex ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Havering-atte-Bower, Essex
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St John Havering atte Bower contributor Peter Stack
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Havering atte Bower Liberty
County Essex
Poor Law Union Romford
Registration District Romford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1657
Bishop's Transcripts: 1804
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Barking
Diocese Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Hornchurch
Location of Archive
Essex Record Office

Parish History

Havering-Atte-Bower, is a village, a parish, and a liberty, in Romford district, Essex. The village stands near Hainault forest, 3 1/2 miles NE of Romford railway station. The liberty contains also the parishes of Romford and Hornchurch.[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

Havering-atte-Bower, Essex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)[2]
FSPRs = England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503-1997 (FamilySearch) - free[3]
Havering-atte-Bower, Essex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
ESSEX 1657-1965 1692-1957 1671-1891
FSPRs Undefined Undefined Undefined
Non-Conformist Churches


Census records

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

Romford 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.


Havering-atte-Boweer on GENUKI

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


  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, (1870). Adapted: date accessed 21 May 2013.
  2. Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 23 September 2014.
  3. 'England, Essex Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records),' FamilySearch, accessed 2 September 2014.