Little Waltham, Essex Genealogy

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Parish History

Waltham (Little) or Little Waltham, is a parish, with a village, in Chelmsford district, Essex; it is 3½ miles N of Chelmsford railway station. It has a post-office under Chelmsford.[1]


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

Essex Archives

Online images are available Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office

The Essex Archives has the following church records available:

St. Martin Parish (Church of England)

  • Baptisms: 1538-1629, 1633-1945 (online)
  • Burials: 1539-1953 (online)
  • Marriages 1539-1957 (online), 1957-2003 (originals)
  • Bishop's Transcripts (originals or microfilm), lots of gaps
    • baptisms 1538-1869
    • burials 1539-1868
    • marriages (1539-1837)

Little Waltham Congregational Church

  • Baptisms: 1803-1837 (National Archives), 1841-1833 (originals)
  • Burials: 1823-1837 (National Archives), 1841-1899 (originals)
  • Marriages: 1862-1918 (originals)
Family History Library

Little Waltham (Independent) indices

Original Records

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 241365.

Poor Law Unions

Chelmsford Poor Law Union, Essex

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. 1. Wilson, John M., See at: Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, publ. London & Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 20 May 2013.