Markshall, Essex Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

Markshall, is a parish in Witham district, Essex; 2 miles N by W of Coggeshall, and 3 miles S by W of Colne railway station. Post town, Coggeshall, under Kelvedon.[1]

Markshall St Margaret is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

The ruined church and graveyard are all that remain of the church the site of which lies in the Markshall Country Park. A small medieval church on this site was replaced in the mid-C18th by a hexagonal building, the form of which can still be seen in the white bricks within the footings. In the mid-C19th the church was extensively altered and extended and this work included an enlarged chancel and nave. When the parishes of Marks Hall and Coggeshall were amalgamated in the 1920s, the church became redundant and was demolished in 1933.


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]

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Online images are available Essex Record Office parish registers, bishop's transcripts, monumental inscriptions

Census records[edit | edit source]

Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions
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Witham 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.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

http://www.essexchurches.info/church.asp?p=Markshall for images of the ruined church

  1. 1. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, publ. London & Edinburgh: 1870 See at: http//www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/index.jsp