Abberton, Essex Genealogy

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Revision as of 22:16, 2 November 2012

England  Gotoarrow.png  Essex Gotoarrow.png  Essex Parishes Gotoarrow.png  Abberton

Abberton St Andrew Essex.jpg


Parish History

Abberton (St. Andrew) is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex. It is in the union of Lexden and Winstree, hundred of Winstree, 4½ miles S. from Colchester. There was a place of worship for Wesleyans.' [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 Abberton Parish Register Images and Indexes
Images 1560-1971 EssexAncestors[2] 1564-1950 EssexAncestors[2] 1564-2002 EssexAncestors[2]
Indexes 1560-1971 FreeREG[3] 1564-1689
FreeREG[3] 1564-1706
1564-1752 FindMyPast[4] 1792-1812 FindMyPast[5]
1813-1851 Ancestry[6]

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Online images are available Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office St Andrew See also Abberton Wesleyan Methodist 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 241379.

Poor Law Unions

Lexden and Winstree 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.

Web sites


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of England (London, 1831). Digital version at British History Online.
  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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Essex Coverage in FreeReg, FreeREG, accessed 15 April 2012.
  4. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,", 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
  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.
  6. 'Vital Records Index - British Isles - Collection List,' British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed., hosted at Genoot, accessed 14 April 2012.