Dedham St. Mary the Virgin

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Transcriptions by Helen Barrell, except for marriages 1813-1837 by Arnie Webb. Transcribed from scans of original registers at ERO’s Essex Ancestors. The transcriptions can be searched at FreeREG.

For information on the church, see the Dedham parish church site. Thanks to them for letting me use the above photo.

Notes

  • Dr. A. R. Pennie’s 1989 thesis The evolution of Puritan mentality in an Essex cloth town : Dedham and the Stour Valley, 1560-1640 is well-worth reading. It mentions many Dedham locals and explains the historical milieu in which they lived.
  • One 1636 baptism in register for 1560-1620: Mary daughter of Henry & Joanna Wright, baptised 12th March (1635/6 or 1636/7)
  • No baptisms 1588 or 1589. Baptisms 1590 start at the end of September (two and half years of baptisms missing). Baptisms end October 1606, with none for 1607, two for 1608, then none for 1609. Starts again 1610. Only four baptisms 1614, none 1615.
  • No marriages for 1577, 1579, 1588, most of 1589. Few in the 1590s. None from 1606-1609. Only one marriage 1613, and none at all from 1614 to 1640. They resume in 1641.
  • Burials end January 1587/8. None at all for 1588 or 1589. They start again in October 1590. Few in 1593 and 1594. None April to August 1595, none October to November 1595, none January to February 1595. Only one entry 1596, none 1597, none April-May 1598. Few 1603 and 1604. None 1605-1609. Only two burials 1613.

Baptisms

Burials

Marriages

1560-1613

1641-1812

  • To follow

1813-1837