St Osyth, Essex Genealogy
Guide to St Osyth, Essex ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|St Osyth, Essex|
Sr Peter and St Paul, St. Osyth, Essex
|Poor Law Union||Tendring|
|Parish registers: 1666|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1639; 1813|
|Rural Deanery||St Osyth|
|Diocese||Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester|
|Probate Court||Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)|
|Location of Archive|
|Essex Record Office|
St Osyth or Osyth (St.), is a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Tendring district, Essex. The village is on a creek of the river Colne, 1¾ of a mile N of the coast, 2¾ miles S E of Brightling sea railway station, and 11 miles S E of Colchester; it was once known to the Saxons as Chich; and has a post-office under Colchester. The parish contains also the hamlets of New Frowick and Wigborough-Wick. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Swedenborgians.
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.
St Osyth, Essex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)|
|FSPRs = England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503-1997 (FamilySearch) - free|
|St Osyth, Essex Genealogy Online Parish Records|
- Society of Friends/Quaker
- Swedenborgian/New Jerusalem/New Church
- Wesleyan Methodist
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
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.
St Osyth on GENUKI
Essex Ancestors - offers images of genealogical records for the county of Essex ($)
- John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870). Adapted 17 May 2013.
- Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 4 September 2014.
- 'England, Essex Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records),' FamilySearch, accessed 2 September 2014.