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Southminster, Essex
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St Leonard Southminster Essex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Dengie
County Essex
Poor Law Union Maldon PLU
Registration District Maldon
Records begin
Parish registers: 1700
Bishop's Transcripts: 1629
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dengie
Diocese Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
Location of Archive
Essex Record Office

Contents

Parish History

Southminster, is a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Maldon district, Essex. The village stands at the terminus of the South Essex railway, 9 miles SE of Maldon; and has a post-office under Maldon. There are chapels for Independents and Baptists.[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 images are available Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office Parish registers, Bishop's transcripts and transcripts

See also Southminster Congregational Church

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 241366.


Poor Law Unions

Prior to the foundation of  Maldon Poor Law Union, Essex a workhouse existed in the parish. Essex Record Office has reference Q/CR 1/9/7 Original returns made by overseers for 1800-1801, 1816-1817
1800-1817. These records were not filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah.

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

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Websites

References

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870). Adapted 15 May 2013.

 

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