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 Ecclesiastical Parish (England)
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]

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]

Billericay parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)[2]
FSPRs = England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503-1997 (FamilySearch) - free[3]
Billericay Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
ESSEX
1844-1992
1845-1956

FSPRs Undefined
Undefined
Undefined

Online images are available Essex Record Office St Mary Magadalen See also Christ Church, Holy Redeemer, St Andrew's Hospital, Billericay Congregational Church and South Green Congregational Church.

Non-Conformist Churches[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
  2. Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 3 March 2012.
  3. 'England, Essex Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records),' FamilySearch, accessed 2 September 2014.