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If you have visited this site whilst tracing your family history we hope the following information may be of use to you.

Parish Registers

We are fortunate that registers of baptism, marriage and burial from as early as 1558. have survived. The earliest, 'A regester booke for this parishe of Hiebridge, truly coppied and written out of the olde booke' [in 1599] includes Baptisms 1558- 1812, Marriages 1558 - 1682, 1685 - 1753, Burials 1558 - 1810. This register is deposited at the Essex Records Office in Chelmsford, along with further volumes which cover:

Baptisms 1813 - 1847
Baptisms 1848 - 1869
Baptisms 1869 - 1895
Baptisms 1895 - 1922
Baptisms 1922 - 1983

Marriages 1755 - 1812, 1822 (includes banns 1755 - 1812)
Marriages 1813 - 1856
Marriages 1837 - 1913
Banns 1860 - 1899
Marriages 1913 - 1925
Banns 1925 - 1958

Burials 1813 - 1860
Burials 1861 - 1913*
* This register contains a note, Oct. 1887, of 'The last interment in the churchyard - except for reserved spaces - The cemetery was opened on Nov. 1st 1887'. There are just ten further entries for the period 1889-1913.

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