West Ham, Essex Genealogy
Guide to West Ham, Essex ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|West Ham, Essex|
West Ham All Saints Essex
|Poor Law Union||West Ham|
|Registration District||West Ham|
|Parish registers: 1653|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1639; 1802|
|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]
Ham, or West Ham, is a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a district in Essex. The village stands between Stratford and Plaistow, it is near the North Woolwich and Eastern Counties railway stations at Stratford. It has a post office under Stratford, London East. The chapelries of West Ham are Plaistow, Barking Road, Victoria Dock, Forest Gate, Stratford St. John, Str. ST. Paul, Street Christchurch and Canning Town are within the boundaries of West Ham. The village of West Ham also contains, Upton, Grove, the Green, and Maryland Point; as well as, the Marshes, Hallsville, Silvertown. There are a number of chapels for Independents, Baptists, Methodists and Quakers. 
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]
West Ham parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|DOCK = Dockland Ancestors (ParishRegister.com) - (£).|
|ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)|
|FSPRs = England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503-1997 (FamilySearch) - free|
|West Ham Online Parish Records|
Online images are available Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office
All Saints Church St
Burials 1864,1875, 1876: ERO
Baptisms 1950- date
Marriages 1945- date: Not deposited
All Saints Church for the Deaf and Dumb, East Rd
Baptisms 1906- date
Records with All Saints West Ham
St Jude, Stephens Rd. Built 1898. Bombed 1941
St Matthew, Dyson Rd
Baptisms 1896- date
Marriages 1897- date: Not deposited
St Thomas, Rokeby St
Marriages 1891-1948: ERO
Primitive Methodist Chapel
Marriages 1930-1940: ERO
St John's Reformed Episcopal
Marriages 1891-1911: ERO
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)
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.
Websites[edit | edit source]
Essex Ancestors - offers images of genealogical records for the county of Essex
References[edit | edit source]
- John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Adapted 15 May 2013.
- 'Online Parish Register Search,' ParishRegister.com, accessed 12 March 2012.
- Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 3 March 2012.
- 'England, Essex Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records),' FamilySearch, accessed 2 September 2014.