History of Belchamp Otten

All Saints Church - exterior
St Ethelbert & All Saints, Belchamp Otten
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Welcome to the home page for the History of Belchamp Otten and its inhabitants.

Below you find links to a range of sources transcribed by History House. Further below under 'more family and local history sources' you will find additional links to help you.

For other locations in Essex use the 'Essex A to Z' in the navigation menu.

Poll of Voters 1847

Belchamp Otten inhabitants who voted in the 1847 general election.

White's Directory of Essex 1848

BELCHAMP, (OTTEN) a pleasant scattered village, 6 miles West of Sudbury, has in its parish 389 inhabitants and 1688 acres of fertile land >>more.

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

White's Directory of Essex 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

Belchamp Otten Criminal Cases

Court cases involving Belchamp Otten residents - ongoing project >>more.

Education in Belchamp Otten

Reports and returns on schools and education in Belchamp Otten.

War Memorial

Photograph and ist of names on the Belchamp Otten War Memorial.

Belchamp Otten Poor

Under the Poor Law of 1834, Belchamp Otten became part of the Sudbury Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.

Images and Maps of Belchamp Otten

For images of Belchamp Otten see our article on Essex Images for Family History.

For maps of Belchamp Otten see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.

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My Belchamp Otten Ancestors

Are your ancestors from Belchamp Otten? Why not tell us their story: My Belchamp Otten Ancestors.

More family and local history sources

New to researching your family tree or unsure where to find information? Take a look at our Your Ancestors section of the website. It contains tips, advice, links to resources, and stories.

Discover how to explore newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors.

Search for Belchamp Otten census returns at Ancestry.co.uk.

1841 England Census | 1851 England Census | 1861 England Census
1871 England Census | 1881 England Census | 1891 England Census
1901 England Census | 1911 England Census

Search for Belchamp Otten census returns at Findmypast.co.uk.

1841 Census | 1851 Census | 1861 Census | 1871 Census | 1881 Census | 1891 Census | 1901 Census | 1911 Census

part of old deed

All types of objects relating to family history are sold on Ebay. Photographs, copies of Wills, house conveyancing, bills of sale, and much, much more. See our article Essex Ancestors on eBay

If you're looking for pictures of Belchamp Otten to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards

Books featuring Belchamp Otten from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Belchamp Otten.

Books featuring Essex on Amazon. Just click the logo. This link is already formatted for Essex History in the book section. Refine the search to look for Belchamp Otten, such as: Belchamp Otten history.

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The Essex Record Office 'ERO' is an excellent starting point for research. The ERO has an online catalogue by the name of Essex Archives Online which includes parish registers. Access to both via the ERO's homepage.

Also try FreeReg: a database of parish registers transcribed by volunteers. The Essex coverage is increasing each day.

Belchamp Otten 1851 census transcribed by the Foxearth and District Local History Society.

Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

Find your ancestors in the newspapers.
Try our example search to discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.

Also look at other newspaper archives and learn how they can help you research your ancestors. >>more

Belchamp Otten - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Belchamp Otten - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0

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Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.