I've been researching my family history for some years, and in that time I've found various documents, transcribed parish registers and been fascinated by the social history of Essex and Suffolk in the 18th and 19th centuries. This website brings together various pieces of my research.
About this website
Under Essex (parishes in the Hundreds of Lexden, Tendring and Winstree) and Suffolk, you'll find my transcriptions of parish registers that I have worked on for FreeREG.org.uk. They are in pdf format and indexed alphabetically by surname. Transcriptions are by me, unless otherwise stated.
If you have transcriptions that you would like to share by me making them available on this site, please contact me.
Transcriptions of wills, settlement certificates, examinations and marriage licence allegations.
Articles on particularly interesting/mysterious/naughty people in my family tree, as well as stories that I've found in parish registers.
"Nunn research" is the beginnings of a One-Name Study of the Nunn surname, which is found in Essex and Suffolk and appears in the family trees of both of my parents.
Note on copyright
Transcriptions from parish registers: These remain the copyright of the transcriber. They are provided here on this site for your free use, but must not be collected from here and sold on.
Transcriptions of other items on this site: I have spoken to ERO, who say: Provisions in the Copyright Acts of 1956 and 1988 allow for unpublished literary works open to public inspection in an archive to be published without permission if: the work was created before 1 August 1989, the author has been dead for more than 100 years, the work is more than 100 years old, the publisher does not know the identity of the copyright owner before publication. The wills, marriage licence allegations etc on this site should fall within this and so are presented on this site for your information.
Graphics: These are either from my own family's collections (such as the above photo) or are out of copyright and in the public domain (fashion plates, etc).
Photo: Mariners at unidentified location. On the far left of the picture is my great-great-grandfather, Henry William Field (1861-1941), of Brightlingsea.
Helen Barrell 2014