Hempstead, Essex Genealogy

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

Hempstead, Essex
St Andrew, Hempstead, Essex .jpg
St Andrew, Hempstead, Essex
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Freshwell
County Essex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Saffron Walden
Registration District Saffron Walden
Records begin
Parish registers: 1664
Bishop's Transcripts: 1629; 1802
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sampford
Diocese Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex Hertfordshire Division)
Location of Archive
Essex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Hempstead, is a village and a parish in Saffron Walden district, Essex. The village stands near the River Pant, 5 3/4 miles SSW of Haverhill railway station, and 6 miles ES of Saffron Walden. The parish includes the hamlet of Blackden.[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]

Hempstead 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]

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

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]

Saffron Walden Poor Law Union, Essex Genealogy

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]

Hempstead on GENUKI

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, (1870). Adapted: date accessed 21 May 2013.
  2. Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 23 September 2014.
  3. 'England, Essex Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records),' FamilySearch, accessed 2 September 2014.