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Southend St John the Baptist, Essex
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Rochford
County Essex
Poor Law Union Rochford PLU
Registration District Rochford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1842
Bishop's Transcripts: 1842
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Rochford
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


Parish History

SOUTHEND, is a hamlet, in the parish of Prittlewell, the union and hundred of Rochford, and S. division of Essex, it is 1¾ mile (S. S. E.) from the village of Prittlewell. Southend is situated at the mouth of the Thames, directly opposite the river Medway. 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

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

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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 241375.

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.

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Adapted 4 June 2013


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