East Mersea, Essex Genealogy
Guide to East Mersea, Essex ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|East Mersea, Essex|
St. Edmund King and Martyr East Mersea, Essex
|Poor Law Union||Lexden and Winstree|
|Parish registers: 1720|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1629; 1639; 1801|
|Diocese||Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester|
|Location of Archive|
|Essex Record Office|
Mersea, East (St. Edmund), is a parish, in the union and hundred of Lexden and Winstree, in the northern division of Essex, it is 9 miles SSE from Colchester. The parish of East Mersea occupies the eastern portion of the Isle of Mersea.
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.
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
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.
Essex Ancestors - offers images of genealogical records for the county of Essex ($)
East Mersea on GENUKI