The Essex memorial inscriptions have been compiled from engravings found on tombstones and other memorials in the churches and churchyards of Essex. They represent significant evidence for your family history research and can often provide additional information outside of death dates. This record set represents two decades of work by transcribers from the Essex Society for Family History

A full list of parishes covered by the records and the dates the records are available for is given below. The date ranges are those derived from the earliest and latest records and do not necessarily reflect a complete run of years.

Essex memorial inscriptions place list

ParishYear fromYear to Record count
Abberton17011995 317
Abbess Roding16131999 363
Aldham18511986 292
Althorne15022001 475
Ardleigh19501950 13
Arkesden19141939 10
Ashdon15661979 606
Ashen19141939 7
Ashingdon17441998 1,182
Aythorpe Roding16871999 239
Barling Magna16581979 274
Barnston15252001 334
Basildon17062002 1,112
Beauchamp Roding17981999 216
Belchamp Otten17191994 221
Belchamp St Paul19141939 19
Belchamp Walter16351995 371
Bentley Common18811995 1,224
Berden19151947 13
Berners Roding15911985 91
Bicknacre19282000 46
Billericay17691999 614
Birch17241990 980
Birchanger17052004 1,020
Birdbrook19141951 29
Black Notley16571992 636
Blackmore15941997 684
Blackmore End18682003 162
Bobbinworth (Bovinger)19141914 12
Boreham15422003 1,858
Bowers Gifford13481986 400
Bradfield16491942 469
Bradwell Juxta Coggeshall16481992 367
Braintree18182004 7,111
Brightlingsea15421988 4,554
Broomfield15711995 2,121
Broxted & Chockney19141939 19
Bulmer17131993 627
Bulphan17172000 438
Bush End19141914 8
Canewdon15311996 912
Castle Hedingham16192007 1,769
Chappel17301996 407
Chelmsford15441997 6,994
Chignal Smealy14561994 442
Chignal St James17021996 123
Childerditch17501999 228
Chingford19141914 241
Chipping Ongar19001939 43
Chrishall19141917 62
Clavering19141939 66
Coggleshall, Marks Hall17411928 62
Colchester17251942 587
Cold Norton15991998 398
Colne Engaine17361979 607
Coopersale19141939 27
Copford16241980 674
Cornish Hall End19141939 10
Creeksea16312011 227
Cressing16071990 764
Danbury14141996 3,154
Daws Heath18841991 231
Debden19141939 32
Doddinghurst16831996 712
Downham15881995 1,074
Duddenhoe End19141939 5
Dunton16901995 124
Earls Colne16021977 1,798
East Hanningfield17281994 655
East Horndon14221994 476
Easthope16521996 164
Eastwick (Herts)19141939 10
Eastwood16001996 2,593
Elmdon19141939 18
Elmdon & Wenden Lofts19391939 6
Elmstead13541995 911
Elsenham19141939 182
Epping19141939 242
Epping Upland19141939 21
Fairstead16561987 292
Farnham19141939 24
Faulkbourne15761988 347
Feering16232001 1,026
Felstead19141939 57
Felsted14202000 2,303
Finchingfield19141939 76
Fingringhoe15871996 658
Fobbing17272001 827
Ford End18701995 522
Fordham17111993 837
Foulness16981999 516
Foxearth19141914 87
Frating17201973 225
Frinton On Sea19141939 43
Fryerning16981926 362
Fyfield19141982 21
Galleywood18741997 1,457
Gestingthorpe15331987 734
Gilston (Herts)18141939 34
Goldhanger15311996 818
Good Easter16101992 423
Gosfield14402007 1,501
Great Baddow16141998 4,009
Great Bardfield19141939 20
Great Bentley17351991 1,120
Great Braxted16541995 662
Great Bromley19161980 18
Great Burstead16611994 2,305
Great Canfield19141914 7
Great Chesterford19141939 26
Great Chishill (Cambs)19141914 13
Great Clacton15912006 678
Great Coggeshall15802009 4,351
Great Dunmow19141939 220
Great Easton & Tilty19141944 18
Great Hallingbury19141939 41
Great Henry15301991 181
Great Henry & Little Henry19141939 27
Great Horkesley13271986 998
Great Leighs14141994 648
Great Maplestead19141914 7
Great Oakley16192004 1,133
Great Parndon15982011 765
Great Saling19141939 15
Great Sampford19141914 16
Great Tey17011994 513
Great Wakering16992006 2,156
Great Waltham15891998 1,493
Great Warley16611941 271
Great Wigborough15552000 311
Great Yeldham16291996 947
Greenstead Green18361995 285
Hadstock17962009 312
Halstead14001993 1,172
Harlow11902010 3,908
Hatfield Broad Oak19141945 18
Hatfield Heath19141944 95
Hatfield Peverel11001999 2,345
Havering-Atte-Bower19141914 11
Hazeleigh17562001 76
Heliomns Bumpstead19141914 16
Hempstead19141939 28
Henham19141945 38
Heybridge15041999 433
Heydon (Cambs)19141939 10
High Easter17281998 641
High Laver16932003 405
High Ongar18951939 47
High Roding16031999 431
High Wych (Herts)19141939 39
Highwood18441996 498
Hockley17112000 1,167
Horndon-On-The-Hill15552000 747
Hunsdon (Herts)19141939 25
Ickleton (Cambs)19141939 23
Ilford18111978 308
Ingrave14662001 1,297
Inworth17311992 272
Kelvedon14302000 2,455
Kelvedon Hatch15512001 741
Kirby Le Soken17291995 1,472
Lamarsh19141914 9
Lambourne19141946 45
Langdon Hills16302001 929
Langford17642004 540
Langley19141914 10
Latchingdon17242009 929
Latton14672007 500
Lawford15841990 1,244
Layer Breton17971981 147
Layer Marney13601999 388
Layer-de-la-Haye15432011 881
Leaden Roding16821999 212
Leigh On Sea14531987 666
Lexden16761991 1,908
Little Baddow11981995 1,070
Little Bardfield19161919 12
Little Bentley14901998 380
Little Braxted15081990 209
Little Bromley17171993 219
Little Canfield19141939 6
Little Chesterford19141914 9
Little Chishill (Cambs)19181944 2
Little Dunmow12352006 500
Little Easton19141939 60
Little Hadham (Herts)19141939 43
Little Hallingbiry19141939 23
Little Hallingbury19141939 37
Little Laver17922001 270
Little Leighs13841994 453
Little Maplestead19141914 3
Little Parndon16512002 302
Little Saailing Or Bardfield19141939 10
Little Sampford19141939 11
Little Tey17642005 205
Little Totham16061994 345
Little Wakering16721981 487
Little Waltham14471998 890
Little Warley15921991 226
Little Wigborough16621996 132
Little Yeldham16961993 257
Littlebury19141939 25
Loughton19141918 90
Magdalen Laver16672004 373
Maldon17951865 55
Manuden16231992 848
Margaret Roding17161999 288
Mashbury18041985 132
Matching16382005 764
Mayland16562000 648
Messing15301991 695
Middleton19141939 36
Mile End (Myland)17191984 1,566
Moreton19141940 17
Moulsham18371951 782
Mountnessing15832000 821
Mucking16071976 358
Mundon17121990 126
Navestock15892000 680
Nazeing18421939 253
Netteswell15231974 528
Netteswell Cross19141945 23
Nevendon16771996 289
Newport19141939 50
North Benfleet16591993 233
North Fambridge17662001 227
North Weald19141963 365
Ongar19141914 297
Orsett14851992 1,839
Pagelsham16811993 425
Panfield17332011 611
Parkeston19101998 1,202
Pattiswick16381988 158
Pebmarsh19141914 24
Peldon17541999 600
Pentlow19141944 9
Philpott End19141914 6
Pitsea17311984 657
Pleshey17451996 399
Potter Street & Latton19151945 33
Quenden19141939 16
Quendon & Rickling19391939 5
Radwinter19141939 34
Ramsden Bellhouse17201996 444
Ramsden Crays17311995 163
Ramsden Heath18701996 180
Ramsey17051999 823
Ramsey With Little Oakley17191881 39
Rawreth15271999 665
Rayleigh14161990 763
Rayne15561998 800
Rettendon15521999 865
Rickling19141914 25
Ridgewell19141939 15
Rivenhall15941989 1,196
Rochford15141997 1,971
Roxwell15931996 2,242
Roydon19141939 71
Runwell15472005 732
Saffron Walden15441985 2,440
Sandon15201997 876
Sawbridgeworth (Herts)19141939 93
Sawbridgeworth (Herts)19191939 25
Shalford15372012 762
Sheering19141939 48
Shelley19141914 5
Shellow Bowells17701992 57
Shopland16391939 93
Sible Hedingham13692008 2,093
South Fambridge16851998 105
South Hanningfield16781994 289
South Shoebury12362009 3,236
South Weald16341988 548
Southchurch16782002 3,201
Southend On Sea18401993 1,799
Springfield14211998 2,849
St Lawrence Newland17221999 308
Stambourne17102004 571
Stanford Rivers14922008 837
Stanstead Abbotts (Herts)19141939 46
Stanstead St Margarets (Herts)19141914 8
Stansted Mountfitchet19141939 120
Stapleford Tawney14912008 370
Stebbing19141939 49
Steeple17592000 371
Steeple Bumpstead19141939 41
Stock15741997 1,647
Stomdon Massey19141920 9
Stondon Massey15701995 471
Stow Maries16022004 344
Strethall15081989 140
Sturmer16202008 538
Sutton13711996 388
Takeley16322004 1,038
Terling15581990 1,405
Thaxted19141939 161
Theydon Garnon17351994 758
Theydon Mount15772009 495
Thorley (Herts)19141919 118
Thorndon Park18591939 61
Tilbury Juxta Clare16851990 120
Tillingham18661916 19
Tilty (See Also Easton, Great)19141914 6
Tiptree18102006 2,516
Tolleshunt Knights17571984 183
Toppesfield15851998 884
Ugley19141939 57
Ulting17541991 219
Upshire19141939 24
Vange16592000 1,919
Waltham Abbey19141939 243
Walton-On-The-Naze19141945 177
Weeley17581988 601
Wendens Ambo19141944 56
West Bergholt16701968 349
West Hanningfield13611994 669
Wethersfield16732004 1,313
White Colne17671996 423
White Notley17241990 654
White Roding16801999 463
Wicken Bonhunt16931975 169
Wickford17312005 1,252
Wickham Bishops17671998 1,020
Wickham St Paul16601988 253
Widdington19141914 8
Widford17281993 638
Willingale & Shellow Bowels19141939 17
Willingale Doe15821994 632
Willingale Spain16141994 234
Wimbish With Thundersley19141939 29
Witham15842010 6,135
Wivenhoe15071994 1,448
Woodham Ferrers15881999 1,433
Woodham Mortimer15841998 536
Woodham Walter16471995 737
Wrabness17282003 488