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Guide to Bowers Gifford, Essex family history and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Bowers Gifford, Essex
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St Margaret Bowers Gifford Essex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Barstable
County Essex
Poor Law Union Billericay PLU
Registration District Billericay
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1630; 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Barstable
Diocese Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
Location of Archive
Essex Record Office

Contents

Parish History

Bowers-Gifford (St Margaret), is a parish in Billericay district, Essex; on the Tilbury and Southend railway, it is 1 1/2 miles E of Pitsea station, a 7 miles SE of Billicay. It includes part of Canvey island, the post office is under Chelmsford.[1]

Resources

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 Bowers Gifford Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1559
1559
1558
Images 1559-1987 EssexAncestors[2] 1559-1957 EssexAncestors[2] 1558-1973 EssexAncestors[2]
Indexes 1559-1800 FindMyPast[3] 1558-1973 FindMyPast[4]
1559-1812 PRTSociety[5]
1559-1812 Ancestry[6]

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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. The first film number is 241360.


Poor Law Unions

Billericay 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.

Websites

References

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870). Adapted: access date 7 May 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 3 March 2012.
  3. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county," Origins.net, accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). FHL Book 942 K22L 1994
  4. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 11 April 2012. For a breakdown of missing years, see 'National Burial Index - Coverage: Essex,' Federation of Family History Societies, accessed 23 April 2012.
  5. 'Essex,' Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 31 July 2012.
  6. 'Vital Records Index - British Isles - Collection List,' British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed., hosted at Genoot, accessed 14 April 2012.

 

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