Berden, Essex Genealogy

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

Berden, Essex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Clavering
County Essex
Poor Law Union Bishop's Stortford
Registration District Bishop Stortford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1715
Bishop's Transcripts: 1630
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

Parish History

Berden, or Berdon (St Nicholas), is a parish in the district of Bishop Stortford, and county of Essex, it is 4 1/2 miles NW of Elsenham railway station, and 6 miles NW of 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 Berden Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1715
1716
1719
Images 1715-1882 EssexAncestors[2] 1716-1957 EssexAncestors[2] 1719-1970 EssexAncestors[2]
Indexes 1716-1764 FindMyPast[3] 1719-1970 FindMyPast[4]


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 241366.


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: access date 7 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. "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
  4. '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.