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Finchingfield, Essex
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Finchingfield St John the Baptist Essex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hinckford
County Essex
Poor Law Union Braintree PLU
Registration District Braintree
Records begin
Parish registers: 1617
Bishop's Transcripts: 1629; 1715; 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Hedingham
Diocese Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
Location of Archive
Essex Record Office

Contents

Parish History

Finchingfield, is a village, a parish and a sub-district, in Essex. The village stands on and affluent of the river Pant, it is 5 miles ENE of Thaxted, and 6 1/2 miles SW of Yeldham railway station. There is an Independent chapel.[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 Finchingfield, Essex Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1617
1617
1617
Images 1617-1961 EssexAncestors[2] 1617-1957 EssexAncestors[2] 1617-1993 EssexAncestors[2]
Indexes 1783-1841 FreeREG[3] 1617-1754 FindMyPast[4] 1617-1993 FindMyPast[5]
1791-1837 FreeREG[3]

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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 241369.


Poor Law Unions

Braintree 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, (London and Edinburgh, 1870. Adapted, date accessed: 21 May 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 16 April 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Essex Coverage in FreeReg, FreeREG, accessed 19 April 2012.
  4. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net, (WayBack Machine) accessed 3 March 2012.
  5. '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.

 

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