Abberton, Essex Genealogy
ABBERTON (St. Andrew) is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex. It is in the union of Lexden and Winstree, hundred of Winstree, N. division of Essex, 4½ miles (S.) from Colchester; containing 248 inhabitants.
There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.
From: Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848).
Abberton St Andrew is an Ancient Parish in Essex.
The diocese of Chelmsford was created in 1914, prior to this Essex parishes were in the jurisdiction of the Bishops of London until 1845 when they transferred to the diocese of Rochester. The diocese of Chelmsford has 474 parishes and 600 churches and is the second largest region in the church of England outside London.
Abberton is a village and civil parish in Essex. It is located approximately 1 km (0.6 miles) east of Abberton Reservoir and is 6.8 km (4.2 miles) south of Colchester. The village is in the borough of Colchester and in the parliamentary constituency of North Essex. The town is served by Abberton and Langenhoe Parish Council.
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.
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Online images are available Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office St Andrew See also Abberton Wesleyan Methodist Church
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Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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.
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