Useful Links for Family Researchers

The new Record room at the museum
 
 
 

Essex Record Office
A wonderful place to find out about your Essex ancestors with an on-line catalogue which has a 'reserve ahead' facility for documents. The site is user-friendly and there are links to many other sites for researchers. Plenty of microfiche and film readers as well as computers with access to Ancestry. The staff are friendly and always willing to help - a great facility.
Wharf Road
Chelmsford, CM2 6YT
Tel. 01245 244 644                                          From overseas:
+44 1245 244 644
 

History House

At the Essex Record Office many of the early Essex parish records have been digitalised and this site provides a guide to using them.
 

Coggeshall Parish Registers

A list of the registers for Coggeshall available at Essex Record Office
 

COGGESHALL ROLL OF HONOUR

To make the viewing of this easier it has been split into three pdfs

 

1811 - 1856 Coggeshall Burial Records
Burials 1811 to 1856 in St Peter's churchyard
Burial records for the 'Old Burial Ground' which was opened in 1856. This burial ground was under the control of the Burial Board (after 1895 the Parish Council) Burials continued here until 1916 when the new cemetery opened, although there were still interments in family graves up until the 1970s.
 

1916 - 1990 now complete. All these records are  lodged at the Essex Record Office, although these transcriptions give all details.
Please check against the originals as errors do occur in transcription.
PLEASE NOTE that these records 1856 to 1990 are completely separate from the records of St Peter's church which are available on Essex Ancestors from ERO (payment required)

 They are in PDF format and Adobe reader is required.

 1856 - 1866
1866  - 1879
1879 - 1916
1916 - 1979(Old Burial Ground only)

1916 - 1965
(All)

1965 - 1979

1979 - 1990

 

Burial Ground Plan
This shows the areas of the 1800s burial ground. The lettered sections are Church of England burials. There is no lettered plan for the non-conformist section

Register of Graves

Alphabetical Register of Graves in Coggeshall Cemetery
The museum has transcribed the register of graves for Coggeshall cemetery. This register started in 1916 and is still in use. The register notes if a memorial is present on the grave. It does not record the interment of cremated remains in the Garden of Remembrance

Marriages

1680 - 1754

 1754 -1851

Coggeshall Marriages
Outline transcription the register of marriages for Coggeshall for the dates shown. Some of the early registers are badly damaged so some entries are incomplete.

Baptist Records

Coggeshall Baptist Records
The museum has transcribed the records of baptisms for the Baptist Chapel 1829 to 1852. There are also notes of deaths contained in the book. The ERO reference is D/NB 26/1/1. They are in PDF format and Adobe reader is required

Methodist Baptisms     1861 - 1984

Coggeshall Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms
The museum has scanned the Register of Baptisms for this church with the kind permission of the pastor who has kindly agreed that it may be made available on the web for family research. They are in PDF format and Adobe reader is required
Congregational  Baptisms

1856-67

Coggeshall Congregational Baptisms (Independent meeting)
The museum has transcribed the records of baptisms 1856 to 1867, plus 1890. The ERO reference is D/NC 1/1/6. They are in PDF format and Adobe reader is required
Burials

1807 - 1821

1821 - 1837

Coggeshall Independent Meeting - Death & Burials
The museum has transcribed some records of this church.  They are in two sections, 1807 to 1821 and 1821 to 1837.They are in PDF format and Adobe reader is required

Baptisms

1786 - 1819

1821 - 1837

Coggeshall Independent Meeting - Baptisms
The museum has transcribed some records of this church.  They are in two sections, 1786 to 1819 and 1821 to 1837.They are in PDF format and Adobe reader is required
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
From the magazines of the Parish church of St Peter
The museum has transcribed the records of baptisms, marriages and burials noted in copies of the parish magazines held in the museum. Large gaps appear in the records as copies of all the magazines have not been deposited. This is an on-going project. They are in PDF format and Adobe reader is required

Sunnedon House, West Street, Coggeshall

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Federation of Family History Societies

What it is, how it can help your research, and find your nearest branch

Waltham Abbey Historical Society

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