Upminster, Essex Genealogy

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Parish History

Upminster (St. Lawrence), is a parish, in the union of Romford, hundred of Chafford, south division of Essex, it is 3½ miles E S E from Romford. It contains the hamlets of Corbetstye, Upminster-Common, and Harton. There is a place of worship for Independents.[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

Essex Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Congregational Chapel
Station Rd
Baptisms 1801-1837: ERO

[originally at Upminster Hill rebuilt 1911 in Station Road now
Trinity United Reformed Church]

Methodist Chapel
Station Rd
built circa 1910

St Joseph
(Roman Catholic)
Champion Rd
Formed 1923

St Laurence
Corbets Tey Rd
Baptisms 1543-1908
Marriages 1568-1931
Burials 1543-1897: ERO

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

Romford 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. 2. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1831 See at: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=445