East Ham, Essex Genealogy

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

East Ham, Essex
East Ham - Church of St Mary Magdalene .jpg
East Ham - Church of St Mary Magdalene
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Becontree
County Essex
Poor Law Union West Ham
Registration District West Ham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1696
Bishop's Transcripts: 1639; 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Barking
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]

East Ham also known as Ham, East (St. Mary Magdalene), is a parish, in the union of West Ham, the hundred of Becontree, southern division of Essex, it is 6 miles E from London. There is a Lady chapel as well as a place of worship for Wesleyans.[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]

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2] and Boyd's London Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[3]
ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)[4]
FSPRs = England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503-1997 (FamilySearch) - free[5]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[6]
East Ham Online Parish Records


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FSPRs Undefined

  • St Mary Magdalene, High St South

Baptisms 1701-1960, Marriages 1696-1982, Burials 1700-1960: ERO

Baptisms 1960- date, Marriages 1982- date, Burials 1960-1975: Not deposited

Monumental Inscriptions: EoLFHS Publications

  • St Andrew, Roman Rd, Beckton

Baptisms 1934-1952, Marriages 1946-1952: ERO

  • St Bartholomew, Barking Rd

Baptisms 1945-1952, Marriages 1903-1977: ERO

Baptisms 1952- date, Marriages 1977- date: Not deposited

  • St George and St Ethelbert, Burford Rd

Baptisms 1923-1955, Marriages 1924-1967: ERO

Baptisms 1955- date, Marriages 1967- date: Not deposited

  • St John the Baptist, High Street North

Marriages 1871-1902: ERO

  • St Michael and All Angels, Beckton Rd, Beckton

Baptisms 1909-1941, Marriages 1924-1941: ERO

  • St Paul, Burges Rd

Baptisms 1924- date, Marriages 1925- date: Not deposited

  • St Michael, (Roman Catholic), Tilbury Rd, Formed 1926
  • Primitive Methodist Chapel, High St. South

Marriages 1913-1940: ERO

  • Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Abbotts Park

Baptisms 1893-1904: ERO

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Lady Chapel
  • Wesleyans

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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.

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]

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

East Ham on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England Wales, (1870) Adapted: Date Accessed 17 May 2013
  2. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net, accessed 12 June 2011.
  3. 'Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  4. Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 3 March 2012.
  5. 'England, Essex Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records),' FamilySearch, accessed 2 September 2014.
  6. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 15 May 2012. For a breakdown of missing years, see 'National Burial Index - Coverage: Essex,' Federation of Family History Societies, accessed 15 May 2012.