Greensted-juxta-Ongar, Essex Genealogy
Guide to Greensted-juxta-Ongar, Essex ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Greensted St Andrew Ongar Essex
|County||Essex, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Ongar|
|Parish registers: 1561|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1629; 1630; 1800|
|Diocese||Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex|
|Location of Archive|
|Essex Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
GREENSTED, or Greensted-Ongar (St. Andrew), is a parish, in the union and hundred of Ongar, and S division of Essex, it is 1¼ miles W by S from Ongar.
Resources[edit | edit source]
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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]
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
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|Greensted-juxta-Ongar Online Parish Records|
|Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog|
|Find My Past-Essex ($)|
|Find My Past Banns-Essex ($)|
|Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Essex ($)|
|Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)|
|Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage|
|Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)|
|National Burial Index-FMP (Free)|
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.
- The Genealogist Parish Registers - Essex ($)
- UK Websites for Parish Records - Links to online genealogical records
- Online Genealogical Index - Links to online genealogical records
- Essex Archives Online
Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images (coverage may vary)
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]
No parish records are known to survive except the registers. A few figures of poor relief are available from Parliamentary returns but these are probably not very reliable. In 1776 expenditure on poor relief was £11. For the three years 1783-5 the average annual expenditure was £29. By 1800-1 the annual expenditure had risen to £150, but in 1802-3 it was only £74. Figures of expenditure on poor relief alone are missing for the years 1803-11; the poor rates, which also include administrative expenses and county rates, rose from £91 in 1803-4 to £255 in 1810-11. The cost of relief rose from £174 in 1811-12 to £486 in 1819-20. The cost for 1820-1 was, however, only £144.
There was a parish poorhouse by 1776. In 1841 there were 'almshouses' belonging to the parish, situated at Greenstead Green, opposite Greenstead House. (These had probably been provided by the parish for the accommodation of its poor: there is no evidence that they were a privately endowed charity. They had disappeared by 1873-4.
In 1836 Greenstead became part of Ongar Poor Law Union. 
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 ($)
Greensted-justa-Ongar on GENUKI