Harwich St Nicholas, Essex Genealogy
Guide to Harwick St. Nicholas, Essex ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Harwich St Nicholas, Essex|
St Nicholas Harwich Essex contributor Peter Stack
|Poor Law Union||Tendring|
|Parish registers: 1559; For more records see Dovercourt|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1800|
|Diocese||Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester|
|Location of Archive|
|Essex Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Harwich is situated on a peninsular projection at the north eastern extremity of the Essex coast, bounded on the east by the North Sea. Harwich comprises the parishes of All Saints Dover Court, and St. Nicholas. There are place of worship for Baptists, Independents and Wesleyans.
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]
Harwich parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)|
|Harwich Online Parish Records|
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images
- 1613-1971 England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index (dates may vary by parish)
- Primitive Methodist
- Society of Friends (Quaker)
- Wesleyan Methodist
Census Records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Essex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
The town of Harwich St Nicholas kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Harwich St Nicholas kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)
Websites[edit | edit source]
Harwich St Nicholas on GENUKI
Essex Ancestors - offers images of genealogical records for the county of Essex ($)