Romford, Essex Genealogy
Guide to Romford, Essex ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
St Edward's Church, Romford
|Hundred||Havering atte Bower Liberty|
|Poor Law Union||Romford|
|Parish registers: 1561; For more records see Hornchurch|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1766|
|Diocese||Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of Hornchurch|
|Location of Archive|
|Essex Record Office|
Romford, is a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Essex. The town& is on a small affluent of the river Thames, and on the Eastern Counties railway, 12 miles E N E of Bishopsgate, London. It has a head post-office, there is a railway station with telegraph. There are three dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, an Independent chapel, as well as a Weleyan chapel.
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.
Online Images are available Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office St Edward the Confessor (St mary the Virgin and St Edward) See also the numerous churches in Romford.
Romford, Essex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)|
|FSPRs = England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503-1997 (FamilySearch) - free|
|Romford, Essex Genealogy Online Parish Records|
St John the Divine
Marriages 1928- date: Not deposited
St Michael & All Angels
Marriages 1930- date: Not deposited
Formed 1880 as mission church
Parish created 1927
Park End Rd
Baptisms 1852- date
Marriages 1857- date: Not deposited
Death register: 1858-1877: WDA
Baptisms 1812-1818: PRO
Burials 1781-1855: ERO
Baptisms 1936-1961: ERO
Primitive Methodist Circuit
Baptisms 1861-1916: ERO
Romford Baptist Chapel
Marriages 1937-1943: ERO
Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Baptisms 1835-1837: ERO
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Particular Baptist
- Society of Friends/Quaker
- Wesleyan Methodist
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.
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.
Romford on GENUKI
Essex Ancestors - offers images of genealogical records for the county of Essex ($)
- John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870). Adapted, date accessed: 18 May 2013.
- Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 5 September 2014.
- 'England, Essex Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records),' FamilySearch, accessed 2 September 2014.