Find your ancestors in Essex Baptism Index 1538-1917

Essex Baptism Index

Search for your English ancestor in more than 270,000 records from 1538 to 1917.

Each record contains a transcript of original source material. The amount of information varies, but generally, you can find out the following about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Denomination
  • Residence
  • Baptism date
  • Baptism place
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s occupation

There are 279,305 baptism records from 1538 to 1917. The transcripts were created from original parish registers. This collection is not intended to be a complete and comprehensive record of all births in Essex between the dates given. Some gaps exist and coverage varies from parish to parish across different time periods. Essex baptism index parish list will provide a full list of the parishes in this collection.