Alresford, Essex Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Essex Gotoarrow.png  Essex Parishes Gotoarrow.png  Alresford

Former St. Peter's Alresford, Essex .jpg

Parish History

'Alresford (St Peter), a parish in Tendring district, Essex; 5 miles SE of Colchester.[1]

Ruins of St Peter's Church Alresford Essex.jpg


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

Online Alresford Parish Register Images and Indexes
Images 1742-1997 EssexAncestors[2] 1743-1957 EssexAncestors[2] 1742-1992 EssexAncestors[2]

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Online images are available Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office has parish registersm Bishop's transcripts monumental inscriptions and cremation records online for St Peter's church.

Census records

Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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.

Web sites


  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (London and Edinburgh, 1870). Digital image at Vision of Britain.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 3 March 2012.

Contributor: Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.