Colchester All Saints

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By Robert Edwards, from Geograph (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license)

Transcribed by Edwin Furnival. You can search the transcriptions online at After St Botolph’s was ruined in 1648 during the Siege of Colchester, parishioners attended nearby All Saints until a new church for St Botolph’s was built in 1837.

You will find entries for several “Dutch” residents (Huguenot refugees).  People from surrounding towns and villages came to All Saints to get married before 1754, especially popular with inhabitants of Feering and Fingringhoe. There’s also several prisoners in All Saints’ records who were held at the gaol at Colchester Castle – the castle is only a few hundred metres from the church.

Although All Saints still stands, it is no longer used for worship but is now Colchester Natural History Museum.


  • Baptisms: very thin 1628-36. Frequently chaotic.
  • Burials and marriages 1609-1720: many gaps









*There is a mistake in the header of the spreadsheet saying the marriages are from 1812 onwards, but they are from 1813.