Salcott Virley, Essex Genealogy

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Salcott Virley

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

Salcott Virley, Essex
St Mary The Virgin, Salcott-cum-Virley Essex53.jpg
St Mary The Virgin, Salcott-cum-Virley Essex53
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Winstree
County Essex
Poor Law Union Lexden and Winstree
Registration District Lexden
Records begin
Parish registers: 1628; Separate registers exist for Salcot beginning 1813
Bishop's Transcripts: 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Mersea
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

SALCOTT (St. Mary), is a parish, in the union of Lexden and Winstree, the hundred of Winstree, and N. division of Essex, it is 8½ miles (S. S. W.) from Colchester. This parish, is also called Salcott-Verley: the village is situated on the south bank of the Verley channel.[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

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

ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)[2]
Salcott Virley, Essex Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
ESSEX 1628-1877 1732-1866 1633-1883

Online images are available Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office Salcott St Mary

Virley Essex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

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

Lexden and Winstree 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.


Salcott Virley on GENUKI

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


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted, date accessed: 31 May 2013.
  2. Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 3 March 2012.