Harwich St. Nicholas

The large church of Harwich St Nicholas

Harwich was an extremely busy, bustling town, so there are a huge amount of entries to transcribe from the registers. They include locals as well as Europeans, and also lots of sailors and soldiers.

Note that in the late 1600s/early 1700s, there’s lots of marriages in Dedham of couples who are from Harwich.

You can search for these at FreeREG, and see the original parish registers on ERO’s Essex Ancestors.

Transcribed by Arny Webb (except marriages 1706-1754 by Helen Barrell).





In several cases, the occupation of the groom is recorded, as well as each spouse’s abode. There are several brides from the Netherlands who make an appearance in this register.


1783-1837 to follow