Barking St Mary

The Barking village sign: “The religious figure represents the Bishop of Ely, once owner of Barking Manor. The Lebanon cedar tree represents the cedar trees in the churchyard planted by Rev. Robert Uvedale, Rector from 1699-1723. The plough symbolises the importance of agriculture in the parish.”

Transcribing in progress by Helen Barrell from 1562 (as of Oct 2021). Available to search on FreeREG. Spreadsheets to follow here soon!


  • Baptisms: there are usually 20-30 baptisms each year, but only four recorded for 1566, from March to April, and only eight for 1567, from Dec-March 1567/8. Only ten for 1569, from Nov 1569-Feb 1569/70.