Kirby le Soken, Essex Genealogy

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

Kirby le Soken, Essex
St Michael Kirby-le-Soken Essex contributor Peter Stack.jpg
St Michael Kirby-le-Soken Essex contributor Peter Stack
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Tendring
County Essex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Tendring
Registration District Tendring
Records begin
Parish registers: 1681
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Harwich
Diocese Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Liberty of the Sokens
Location of Archive
Essex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Kirby Le Soken, is a village and a parish in Tendring district, Essex. The village stands adjacent to the Colchester and Walton railway, 2 miles W by N of Walton steam boat pier, and 12 miles by road SSW of Harwich; and it has a station on the railway. The parish contains also the hamlets of Kirby Cross, Sneating, and Upper Street. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.[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]

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

ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
Kirby le Soken Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1681-1717, 1725-1837
1681-1717, 1749-1837
1681-1717, 1725-1730, 1749-1857
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]

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]

Kirby le Soken 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.