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Family history

Family history database

This is an edited version of my main family history database, containing over 8,000 individuals.

It is particularly rich in families who lived in the Essex towns and villages of Wivenhoe, East Donyland (Rowhedge), Fingringhoe and Brightlingsea from about 1750 to 1920.


Wivenhoe 1841 census

Information about the 1841 census of Wivenhoe, Essex. It includes an index.


Black people recorded in Wivenhoe's parish registers

Just a small riverside village, but with a few surprises in the parish registers


Useful links

Bruce McIntosh's Birth Date Calculator. It's really simple to download and install, or just run from where it is online. As well as reminding you of the dates of all the UK censuses, it does some clever rounding to help with the ages in the 1841 census. It also gives you a perpetual calendar so you can find out what day of the week an event happened.


Chris Goddard, 2007