Ashen, Essex Genealogy

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Parish History

'Ashen, is a parish in the district of Risbridge and county of Essex; it is on the verge of the county, at the river Stour, it is 2 1/2 miles SW of Clare, and 3 1/4 miles NNW of Yeldham railway station.'[1]

Saint dedication: St Augustine of Canterbury[2]


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 Ashen Parish Register Images and Indexes
Images 1560-1906 EssexAncestors[2] 1558-1951 EssexAncestors[2] 1558-1812 EssexAncestors[2]
Indexes 1558-1836 FindMyPast[3]

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

Census records

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. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (London and Edinburgh, 1870). Digital version at Vision of Britain.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 3 March 2012.
  3. "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

Contributor: Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.