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Essex Look-up Exchange

The following is a list of reference works on Essex which volunteers are willing to search for specific entries. To ask for a look-up, please click on the name by the reference. Requests should be specific: give as much detail as you can. Abuses of the kindness of these volunteers will probably cause them to withdraw their names so please don't ask for all references to a common name, or for time-consuming research. Volunteers may or may not be willing to obtain copies of the relevant pages. If they are, expect to reimburse expenses.

Many Family History Societies produce publications related to their county. You may want to consider purchasing your own copy of relevent resources to aid your research or maybe support research in this area by joining the society. Details can be found at their respective web-sites or see Genuki's Family History Society listings. For Essex, the relevant society is the Essex Society for Family History.

Title Volunteer
Pigot's National & Commercial Directory for Essex 1839 - Please note, this directory is arranged by township, then by occupation, then by surname. John Hitchcock or Sue Lote
The Essex "Whoandwhere" 1909 - a muster roll of prominent men and women and leading residents in the county of Essex. Entries vary from just a name and address to 200 word life histories. Hugh Smith
Essex Worthies - a biographical companion to the county (William Addison, 1973). Contains about 450 mini-biographies of historical families and individuals. Hugh Smith
Kelly's Directory 1922 for Woodford, Loughton, Chignford & Buckhurst Hill: private residents and businesses. It gives head of each house, and address. Kristy McCarrick
Who's Who in Essex 1935 (Ebenezer Baylis & Son Ltd). Biographical entries for about 1000 people "who have conducted the County's affairs and administered its religions, professional and business life" Hugh Smith
Colchester Quakers by Stanley H.G. Fitch - contains information on individuals and families from 1600s to 1837. Cornelia
Parish Register Transcription Society Catholic Marriage Index - marriages in Essex and London from the 18th Century to the 1870s Linda Smith
Aldham Parish Registers: C 1677-1879, M 1677-1935, B 1723-1944. Linda Collie
Ashdon Parish Registers: M 1557-1812. June Greenough
Ashingdon Parish Registers: M 1568-1835. June Greenough
Blackmore Parish Registers: C 1602-1812, M 1602-1802, B 1602-1812. Pat Krishnan
Bobbingworth Parish Registers: C 1559-1785, M 1559-175, B 1558-1785. Pat Krishnan
Bowers Gifford Parish Registers: M 1559-1812. June Greenough
Boxted Parish Registers: M 1559-1837. June Greenough
Braintree Parish Registers: C 1740-1859, M 1837-1891. Dennis W. Galley
Chappel St Barnabas Parish Registers: C 1764-1998, M 1754-1956, B 1764-1963. Linda Collie
Chelmsford Parish Registers: M 1539-1770, 1771-1837. June Greenough
Coggeshall Parish Registers: C 1813-1841, M 1813-1837. Dennis W. Galley
Colne Engaine Parish Registers: C 1629-1928, M 1629-1840, B 1629-1897 Linda Collie
Doddinghurst Parish Registers: C 1560-1873, M 1560-1837, B 1560-1946. Pat Krishnan
Fordham All Saints Parish Registers: C 1813-1974, M 1813-1943, B 1813-2000 Linda Collie
Gestingthorpe Parish Registers: M 1626-1672, 1727-1837. June Greenough
Great Canfield Parish Registers: M 1539-1812. June Greenough
Great Hallinbury Parish Registers: M 1661-1837. June Greenough
Great Horkesley Parish Registers: M 1538-1836. June Greenough
Great Leighs Parish Registers: M 1560-1837. June Greenough
Great Waltham Parish Registers: CMB 1566-1707; CMB 1703-1782; C,B 1783-1812; M 1756-1812; C 1813-1855. N.B. Great Waltham is not Walthamstow, Waltham Abbey or Waltham Holy Cross so please do not send requests concerning those areas. Liz Holliday
Great Tey St Barnabas Parish Registers: C 1665-1984, M 1665-1933, B 1714-1874. Linda Collie
Halstead Parish Registers: C 1694-1812, M 1694-1800, B 1713-1812. Dennis W. Galley
Hazeleigh Parish Registers: C 1573-1661, 1675-1812; M 1589-1634, 1737-1748; B 1584-1662, 1674-1812. June Greenough
High Easter Parish Registers: C,M,B 1654-1815; M and banns 1754-1787 Liz Holliday
High Easter Parish Registers: C 1657-1723, M 1654-1730, B 1654-1678. Pat Krishnan
High Laver Parish Register transcripts: M 1616-1838 and 1868-1894; B 1614-1812
High Laver tithe Award Map Index 1847
Liz Holliday
Kelvedon Hatch Parish Registers: M 1561-1665, 1669-1836. June Greenough
Kelvedon Hatch Parish Registers: C 1695-1783, M 1695-1749, B 1695-1783. Pat Krishnan
Leaden Roding Parish Registers: CMB 1572-1703. Pat Krishnan
Little Horkesley Parish Registers: M 1568-1835. June Greenough
Little Laver Parish Register transcripts: M 1842-1856; B 1813-1837 and 1881-1899. Liz Holliday
Little Leighs Parish Registers: M 1680-1837. June Greenough
Loughton Parish Registers: M 1675-1837. June Greenough
Magdalen Laver Parish Register transcripts: M 1557-1836.
Magdalen Laver tithe Award Map Index 1847
Liz Holliday
Navestock Parish Registers: M 1538-1812. June Greenough
Navestock Parish Registers: C 1538-1804, M 1538-1753, B 1538-1804. Pat Krishnan
Panfield Parish Registers: M 1570-1830. June Greenough
Rayne Parish Registers: M 1558-1836. June Greenough
Ridgewell C 1563-1865, M 1562-1837, B 1563-1888, Banns 1754-1812 Brenda Lyons
Roxwell Parish Registers: M 1559-1837. June Greenough
Stambourne C 1559-1898, M 1559-1836, B 1559-1956, Banns 1755-1872 and 1874-1930 Brenda Lyons
Steeple Bumpstead C 1676-1939, M 1676-1944, B 1676-1970. Note that some of the early pages are faded and unreadable. Karen
Stisted Parish Registers: C 1765-1843, M 1755-1837, B 1765-1859. Dennis W. Galley
Tollesbury Parish Registers: C 1770-1949, M 1754-1959, B 1770-1813 Linda Collie
Tolleshunt D'Arcy Parish Registers: C 1783-1955, M 1754-1938, B 1783-1957 Linda Collie
Twinstead Parish Registers: C 1570-1718, M 1568-1718, B 1567-1837. June Greenough