Epping, Essex Genealogy

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

Epping, Essex
All Saints, Epping Upland, Essex .jpg
All Saints, Epping Upland, Essex
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Waltham
County Essex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Epping
Registration District Epping
Records begin
Parish registers: 1539
Bishop's Transcripts: 1639; 1803
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Epping
Diocese Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)
Location of Archive
Essex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

EPPING (All Saints), is a town and a parish, as well as the head of a union, it is chiefly in the hundred of Waltham, but partly in that of Harlow, the S division of Essex. Epping is 17½ miles W by S from Chelmsford, and 16¾ NE by N from London. At Epping-Street is a chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist. There are places of worship for the Society of Friends and Independents, the former of which, though bordering on the town, is in an adjoining parish.[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]

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

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

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD

1539-1754


ESSEX
1539-1999
1539-1896
1539-1977
FSPRs Undefined
Undefined
Undefined
NBI



1539-1812
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Independent/Congregational
  • 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]

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

Epping on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848. Adapted: Date accessed 21 May 2013.
  2. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net, accessed 12 June 2011.
  3. Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 3 March 2012.
  4. 'England, Essex Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records),' FamilySearch, accessed 2 September 2014.
  5. '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.