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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN ESSEX

The list below shows the civil registration districts in Essex since 1837. The same districts were used to compile the census returns for the years 1851 to 1911.

For the purposes of these pages, "Essex " refers to:

Click on a district name in the table below to see the places and dates covered, or see the Index of Place Names for the whole of England and Wales.

Registration DIstrict

Registration County

From

To

Comments

Basildon Essex

1974

1974

Created 1.4.1974 out of Brentwood and Thurrock registration districts. Abolished 1.7.1974 (to become part of Brentwood registration district.

Billericay Essex

1837

1939

Abolished 1.7.1939 to become part of Brentwood and Chelmsford registration districts.

Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire

1837

1939

Partly in Essex until 1.10.1939.

Braintree Essex

1837

2010

Abolished 1.2.2010 to become part of Essex registration district.

Brentwood Essex

1939

2010

Created 1.7.1939 out of Billericay, Romford, Orsett, and Chelmsford registration districts. Abolished 1.2.2010 to become part of Essex registration district.

Castle Point & Rochford Essex

1998

2010

Created 1.4.1998 out of Southend on Sea registration district. Abolished 1.2.2010 to become part of Essex registration district.

Chelmsford Essex

1837

2010

Abolished 1.2.2010 to become part of Essex registration district.

Colchester Essex

1837

2010

Abolished 1.2.2010 to become part of Essex registration district.

Dunmow Essex

1837

1967

Abolished 1.1.1968 to become part of Chelmsford registration district.

East Ham Essex

1935

1965

Created 1.10.1935 out of West Ham registration district. Transferred to the county of Greater London on 1.4.1965.

Edmonton Essex

1837

1965

Abolished 1.4.1965 to become parts of Enfield and Haringey registration districts.

Epping Essex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Epping Forest, Brentwood, and Harlow registration districts.

Epping Forest Essex

1974

2010

Created 1.4.1974 out of Epping registration district. Abolished 1.2.2010 to become part of Essex registration district.

Essex Essex

2010

 

Created 1.2.2010 from Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point & Rochford, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, and Uttlesford registration districts.

Essex South Western Essex

1935

1965

Created 1.10.1935 out of West Ham registration district. Abolished 1.4.1965 to become part of Waltham Forest and Redbridge registration districts.

Halstead Essex

1837

1972

Abolished 1.11.1972 to become part of Braintree registration district.

Harlow Essex

1974

2010

Created 1.4.1974 out of Epping registration district. Abolished 1.2.2010 to become part of Essex registration district.

Harwich Essex

1939

1957

Created 1.7.1939 out of Tendring registration district. Abolished 1.10.1957 to become part of Colchester registration district.

Ilford Essex

1939

1965

Created 1.7.1939 out of Romford registration district. Abolished 1.4.1965 to become part of Barking, East Ham and Redbridge registration districts.

Lexden Essex

1837

1939

Abolished 1.7.1939 to become part of Colchester and Braintree registration districts.

Linton Cambridgeshire

1837

1935

Partly in Essex until 1.4.1935.

Maldon Essex

1837

1972

Abolished 1.11.1972 to become part of Chelmsford registration district.

Ongar Essex

1837

1939

Abolished 1.7.1939 to become part of Epping registration district.

Orsett Essex

1837

1939

Abolished 1.7.1939 to become part of Thurrock, Brentwood,and Romford registration districts.

Risbridge Suffolk

1837

1938

Partly in Essex until 1.7.1938.

Rochford Essex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Southend on Sea registration district.

Romford Essex

1837

1965

Abolished 1.4.1965 to become part of Havering, Barking, and Redbridge registration districts.

Royston Hertfordshire

1837

1895

Partly in Essex until 30.9.1895

Saffron Walden Essex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Uttlesford registration district.

Southend on Sea Essex

1939

 

Created 1.7.1939 out of Rochford registration district.

Sudbury Suffolk

1837

1938

Partly in Essex until 1.7.1938.

Tendring Essex

1837

1939

Abolished 1.7.1939 to become part of Colchester and Harwich registration districts.

Thurrock Essex

1939

 

Created 1.7.1939 out of Orsett and Rochford registration districts.

Uttlesford Essex

1974

2010

Created 1.4.1974 out of Saffron Walden and Chelmsford registration districts. Abolished 1.2.2010 to become part of Essex registration district.

West Ham Essex

1837

1965

Transferred to the county of Greater London on 1.4.1965.

Witham Essex

1837

1880

Abolished 1.7.1880 to become part of Braintree, Lexden, and Maldon registration districts.

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