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Parish registers

Parish registers record baptisms, marriages and burials in Church of England parishes. They are still being created today.  For the official websites of Church of England parishes in the Diocese of Chelmsford, please click here.

Parish registers are essential sources for family history.  The Essex Record Office (ERO) holds registers from over 400 parishes, covering the present county of Essex, including Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock, and also those parts of north-east London that used to be in Essex. Most parishes have registers from the 17th or 18th century onwards, but some go back to 1538.

Essex Archives Online includes images of all registers of baptisms, marriages and burials (excluding marriage registers from after 1957) deposited either in the ERO or with our partners at Waltham Forest Archives.  Please note that these images are not indexed. 

To find out what registers we hold, and to identify images available, select the first letter of the parish name in the list below, and then the parish and church that you need. 

The lists show

  • all the registers of baptisms, marriages, burials or banns from Anglican or other churches, or from cemeteries, and any transcripts of them, that are available through the ERO, and
  • the formats in which the records are available: either as digital images, or as microfiches or microfilms, or - if no copy exists - as original documents.  Only items marked 'digital images' are available in that form; otherwise, clicking on 'View' will simply show you the catalogue entry for the document.

Until 1812 many parish registers covered more than one type of event.  These registers will appear in the lists several times, but with the same reference each time.

To see images of parish registers online, please register and buy a subscription.  Images are free to view in the ERO Searchroom.


Documents held

Type of documentFromToReferenceFormat 
Register of Baptisms18131842WF/C83/2 RBp 1Digital images. Microfilm. View
Register of Baptisms18421866WF/C83/2 RBp 2Digital images. Microfilm. View
Register of Baptisms18661898WF/C83/2 RBp 3Digital images. Microfilm. View
Register of Baptisms18981908WF/C83/2 RBp 4Digital images. Microfiches (2) View
Register of Baptisms19081916WF/C83/2 RBp 5Digital images. Microfiches (2) View
Register of Baptisms19161926WF/C83/2 RBp 6Digital images. Microfiches (2) View
Register of Baptisms19261939WF/C83/2 RBp 7Digital images. Microfiches (4) View
Register of Baptisms19391945WF/C83/2 RBp 8Digital images View
Register of Baptisms19451951WF/C83/2 RBp 9Digital images View
Register of Baptisms19511959WF/C83/2 RBp 10Digital images View
Register of Baptisms19591970WF/C83/2 RBp 11Digital images View
Register of Baptisms19701996WF/C83/2 RBp 12Digital images View
Register of Burials18131858WF/C83/2 RBu 1Digital images. Microfilm. View
Register of Burials18581889WF/C83/2 RBu 2Digital images. Microfilm. View
Register of Burials18891915WF/C83/2 RBu 3Digital images View
Register of Burials19151963WF/C83/2 RBu 4Digital images. Microfiches (2) View
Register of Marriages17551812WF/C83/2 RM 1Digital images View
Register of Marriages18131829WF/C83/2 RM 2Digital images. Microfilm. View
Register of Marriages18291837WF/C83/2 RM 3Digital images. Microfilm. View
Register of Marriages18371901WF/C83/2 RM 4Digital images. Microfilm. View
Register of Marriages19011911WF/C83/2 RM 5Digital images. Microfiches (3) View
Register of Marriages19111918WF/C83/2 RM 6Digital images. Microfiches (3) View
Register of Marriages19181924WF/C83/2 RM 7Digital images. Microfiches (3) View
Register of Marriages19241934WF/C83/2 RM 8Digital images. Microfiches (6) View
Register of Marriages19341939WF/C83/2 RM 9Digital images View
Register of Marriages19391942WF/C83/2 RM 10Digital images View
Register of Marriages19421946WF/C83/2 RM 11Digital images View
Register of Marriages19461949WF/C83/2 RM 12Digital images View
Register of Marriages19491952WF/C83/2 RM 13Digital images View
Register of Marriages19521957WF/C83/2 RM 14Digital images View
Bishop's Transcripts of Baptisms18001840D/CR 84Many gaps in years. Original View
Bishop's Transcripts of Burials18001840D/CR 84Many gaps in years. Original View
Bishop's Transcripts of Marriages18001840D/CR 84Many gaps in years. Original View
Transcript of burials18131865T/R 269/4/4On shelf in searchroom View
Transcript of marriages17551812T/R 273/1Original View
Transcript of marriages18311851T/R 203/58On shelf in searchroom View