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

Arkesden, Essex
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St Mary Arkesden Essex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Uttlesford
County Essex
Poor Law Union Saffron Walden PLU
Registration District Saffron Walden
Records begin
Parish registers: 1690
Bishop's Transcripts: 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Newport
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

Arkesden (St Mary the Virgin), is a parish in Saffron-Walden district Essex, it is 2 1/2 miles W of Newport railway station, and 5 miles SW of Saffron-Walden. The post town is, Newport under Bishop Stortford. [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 Arkesden Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1690
1690
1690
Images 1690-1875 EssexAncestors[2] 1690-1957 EssexAncestors[2] 1690-1915 EssexAncestors[2]
Indexes 1690-1875 FreeREG[3] 1690-1811
1813-1866
FreeREG[3] 1690-1838 FreeREG[3]
1690-1837 FindMyPast[4] 1690-1915 FindMyPast[5]

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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 241377.


Poor Law Unions

Saffron Walden 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: accessed date 3 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Essex Coverage in FreeReg, FreeREG, accessed 15 April 2012.
  4. "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
  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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