Gestingthorpe, Essex Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Essex Gotoarrow.png  Essex Parishes Gotoarrow.png  Gestingthorpe

Parish History

'Gestingthorpe, or Guestingthorpe, a village and a parish in the district of Sudbury and county of Essex. The village stands on a small affluent of the river Stour, it is 3 1/2 miles NNE of Castle Hedingbam railway station, and 4 1/2 miles WSW of Sudbury.'[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

Online Gestingthorpe, Essex Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Images 1629-1847 EssexAncestors[2] 1626-1837 EssexAncestors[2] 1609-1892 EssexAncestors[2]
Indexes 1629-1738 FreeREG[3] 1626-1754 FreeREG[3] 1609-1737 FreeREG[3]
1626-1800 FindMyPast[4]

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.

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.

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 version at
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 16 April 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Essex Coverage in FreeReg, FreeREG, accessed 19 April 2012.
  4. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,', (WayBack Machine) accessed 3 March 2012.
  5. 'Essex,' Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 31 July 2012.