Southend St John the Baptist, Essex Genealogy

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Parish History

Southend St John the Baptist or Southend, is a small town and a chapelry in Prittle-well parish, Essex. The town is on the Thames estuary. It is at the terminus of the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway, it is 3½ miles WNW of Shoeburyness and 3½ miles S E of Rochford. There is an Independent chapel of 1865, a Wesleyan chapel.[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

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 See also Prittlewell, Essex for earlier registers and images for All Saints from 1878, St Erkenwald from 1910, Southend Hospital, Cliff Town Congregational Church from 1831, Michael Tomlin Memorial United Methodist Church, Park Road Wesleyan Methodist Church, Southend Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, St. Francis and St. John Bosco (mission to All Saints) St. Mark Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church Warrior Square (later Bournemouth Park) Congregational Church York Road Wesleyan Methodist Church

Thorpe Bay Essex Online Parish Clerks( OPC)

Westcliff on Sea Essex Online Parish Clerks OPC)

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

Rochford 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. 1. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, publ. London & Edinburgh: 1870 See at: http//