Place:Burnham on Crouch, Essex, England

NameBurnham on Crouch
Alt namesBurnham-on-Crouchsource: hyphenated form
Burnhamsource: Family History Library Catalog
Ostendsource: settlement in parish
Stoneyhillssource: settlement in parish
Dammer Wicksource: settlement in parish
East Wicksource: settlement in parish
West Wicksource: settlement in parish
TypeParish, Urban district
Coordinates51.633°N 0.817°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoDengie Hundred, Essex, Englandancient hundred in which it was located
Maldon Rural, Essex, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1898
Maldon District, Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Burnham on Crouch is a town and civil parish and a former urban district. Since 1974 it has been part of the Maldon District in Essex, England. From 1898 until 1974 it was an urban district. The parish was originally in the Dengie Hundred.

The civil parish extends east of the town to the mouth of the River Crouch. The hamlets of Ostend (to the west), Stoneyhills (to the north) and Dammer Wick, West Wick and East Wick (east of the town) have all been redirected here. The neighbouring parish of Creeksea (located to the west) was absorbed into the urban district in 1934.

The parish lies on the north bank of the River Crouch. Historically, it has benefited from its location on the coast – first as a ferry port, later as a fishing port known for its oyster beds, and most recently as a centre for yachting.

Research Tips

Unfortunately there is no Victoria County History volume (see below) for Dengie Hundred.
  • Essex Family History is a website which concentrates on the Dengie Hundred with lists of people found in various parishes.
  • A map illustrating Burnham's relationship to its surrounding parishes may be found on the page describing Maldon Rural District of which it was part between 1894 and 1934.
  • Essex Record Office handles Essex archives within the county. The address is Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6YT.
  • The Essex Society for Family History covers topics of genealogical interest throughout the present County of Essex (i.e. excluding the western area now in Greater London). Subscription necessary.
  • GENUKI provides a list of towns and parishes leading to pages for individual parishes with useful local information for genealogists and family historians.
  • Wikimedia Commons has a set of maps of the old hundreds of Essex. These do not show the individual parishes within the hundreds.
  • For very detailed investigation Wikimedia Commons also has a series of 176 part maps of the Ordnance Survey 1st series 1:10560, Map of Essex
  • FamilySearch lists its collections of church records and vital records along with those provided by other organizations, both commercial and voluntary.
  • The commercial website FindMyPast also has a collection of wills and newspaper transcriptions, as well as the "1939 Register" (an equivalent to the census gathered at the beginning of World War 2).
  • A Vision of Britain through Time is a website produced by the Department of Geography of the University of Portsmouth. It outlines all parishes as they were in the 19th century.
  • British History Online has transcribed eight volumes of the Victoria County History project for Essex. Seven of these cover the history of parts of the county in great detail, although the project is incomplete for Essex as a whole. Ownership of land through the centuries can often be traced here. The volumes of note are as follows:
Volume 4, Ongar Hundred, including Chipping and High Ongar, Chigwell, Stondon Massey and Theydon Bois (26 parishes in all).
Volume 5, Becontree Hundred outside Greater London. A thematic account of the growth of metropolitan Essex since 1850. Also contains topographical accounts of Barking, Ilford, Dagenham and other areas of Essex now within Greater London.
Volume 6, parishes of Becontree Hundred now within the London boroughs of Newham, Waltham Forest and Redbridge. These include West and East Ham, Walthamstow and Wanstead.
Volume 7, Covers the ancient parishes, formerly within the Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower and now within the London borough of Havering, and those in Chafford hundred in western Essex now bordering London. It includes accounts of Hornchurch, Romford, Havering.
Volume 8, accounts of the parishes of Chafford and Harlow Hundreds, including Brentwood, Harlow and Thurrock.
Volume 9, the Borough of Colchester, describes the life of the oldest and for long the largest town in Essex from the Iron Age to 1990.
Volume 10, Lexden Hundred (part), includes Dedham, Earls Colne and Wivenhoe and other parishes to the north and west of Colchester.
  • As of June 2019 Ancestry (Worldwide subscription required) includes Essex, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, these early records are from parish registers of baptisms and burials during the years 1538–1812, and marriages during the years 1538-1754. These are in addition to their previous holdings:
  • Essex, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1918: 3,937,941 records
  • Essex, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1935: 1,968,439 records
  • Essex, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1994: 730,118 records
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