Until 1678, Beaumont and Moze were two separate parishes, with separate churches – St Leonard in Beaumont and St Mary in Moze. In 1678, due to the cost of repairing St Mary’s and the poverty of the population, the decision was made to merge the two parishes, using St Leonard’s church. Parts of St Mary’s was used in repairs on St Leonard’s. This means that from the mid-1550’s until the parishes were merged, there are two parish registers. The cemetery of St Mary’s was still used for burials after the merger.
Until I’ve finished adding spreadsheets below, you can search Beaumont-cum-Moze to 1871 (baptisms), 1918 (burials) and 1957 (marriages) at FreeREG. And of course access scans of the registers themselves using ERO’s Essex Ancestors.
Photos of the church, and information about it, are available on the church’s website.
- Burials for Beaumont are sparse between 1643-7.
- There is a gap in Beaumont marriages between 1635-45.
- The page of baptisms for Moze, covering 1551-3, is very faint and hard to read.
- There is a possible gap in Moze burials in the late 1580s.
- Beaumont-cum-Moze 1678-1770 – the top of the pages is damaged so some information has been lost.
- Burials 1813-1918 includes the details of Beaumont-cum-Moze locals who were killed in France and Belgium during WW1.
- Baptisms: 431 (187KB – PDF)
- Burials: 402 (176KB – PDF)
- Marriages (alphabetically by groom): 114 (145KB – PDF)
- Marriages (alphabetically by bride): 114 (144KB – PDF)
- Baptisms: 534 (199KB – PDF)
- Burials: 541 (201KB – PDF)
- Marriages (alphabetically by groom): 156 (156KB – PDF)
- Marriages (alphabetically by bride): 156 (156KB – PDF)
- 1678-1770: 809 baptisms (244KB – PDF)
- 1771-1812: 532 baptisms (154KB – PDF)
- 1813-1871: 807 baptisms (249KB – PDF)
- 1678-1770: 855 burials (228KB – PDF)
- 1771-1812: 414 burials (107KB – PDF)
- 1813-1918: 804 burials (215KB – PDF)
- Alphabetical by groom’s surname: 154 marriages (77KB – PDF)
- Alphabetical by bride’s surname: 154 marriages (76KB – PDF)
- Alphabetical by groom’s surname: 232 marriages (84KB – PDF)
- Alphabetical by bride’s surname: 232 marriages (119KB – PDF)
- Alphabetical by groom’s surname: 101 marriages (66KB – PDF)
- Alphabetical by bride’s surname: 101 marriages (66KB – PDF)
Marriages for 1837-1957 can be searched for at FreeREG. The marriages contain a lot of information, so it is very time-consuming to create legible, logical spreadsheets for them. I might include a surname index at some point, rather than the full transcriptions.
- 1821 census Head of household named only but provides occupations and numbers of residents (223KB – PDF)
- “The Reiester of Mathew Scriuenors Genoration” A Moze rector’s family (183KB – PDF)
- “A true Copy of a Survey of all the severall farmes in the Mannours of Beaumont and Mose and Skighaw in the County of Essex”, 1688 Gives names of some Beaumont-cum-Moze residents and their acreages. (198KB – PDF)
- “A Particular of ye profitable Lands in ye Parish of Beamont cum Mose wth ye present occupiers this 20th day of April 1747″ Gives names of some Beaumont-cum-Moze residents, their rents and acreages. (188KB – PDF)
- Memoranda 1720, 1723, 1731 Information about Revs Thomas Baker & Tristram Evans, and a post erected on the causeway in memory of Rev Rathborne(174KB – PDF)