Kelvedon Hatch, Essex Genealogy

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

Kelvedon Hatch, Essex
St Nicholas, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex .jpg
St Nicholas, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ongar
County Essex
Poor Law Union Ongar
Registration District Ongar
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1807
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Lambourne
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]

Kelvedon Hatch, is a parish in Ongar district, Essex; on the River Roding, 2 miles SE of Chipping Ongar railway station, and 5 miles NNW of Brentwood. A Roman Catholic chapel is attached to Kelvedon Hall. [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]

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

ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
TGEN = The Genealogist - (£)[4]
Kelvedon Hatch Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1695-1840
TGEN 1560-1783
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 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]

Vestry minute-books for Kelvedon Hatch survive for the periods 1736-60 and 1835-81. In 1836 Kelvedon Hatch became part of the Ongar Poor Law Union. [5]

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]

Kelvedon Hatch 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 20 May 2013.
  2. Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 11 September 2014.
  3. Essex Coverage in FreeReg, FreeREG, accessed 4 September 2014.
  4. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 27 November 2020.
  5. From: 'Kelvedon Hatch: Parish government and poor relief', A History of the County of Essex: Volume 4: Ongar Hundred (1956), pp. 70-71. British History Date accessed: 06 February 2011.