Billericay, Essex Genealogy

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

Billericay, Essex
St. Mary Magdalen, Billericay .jpg
St. Mary Magdalen, Billericay
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Barstable
County Essex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Billericay
Registration District Billericay
Records begin
Parish registers: 1844
Bishop's Transcripts: 1845
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Billericay
Diocese Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
Location of Archive
Essex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BILLERICAY, is a market-town and a chapelry district, and the head of a union, in the parish of Great Burstead, the hundred of Barstable, and S division of Essex, it is 9½ miles SSW from Chelmsford. The name, was anciently written Beleuca. The town is pleasantly situated on the road from London to Southend. The Eastern Counties railway passes a few miles to the north-west. The chapel, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, was probably erected in the 14th century. There are places of worship for Baptists, the Society of Friends, and Independents.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Church records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Billericay Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Cumberland
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Parish Registers-Cumberland
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Cumberland ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1800s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes-Cumberland ($)
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1700s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1800s-1900s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

  • Baptist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Methodist
  • Society of Friends (Quaker)

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Billericay on GENUKI

Essex Ancestors - offers images of genealogical records for the county of Essex ($)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted: access date 7 May 2013