History of Boxted

St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church, Boxted.
© Copyright Peter Stack contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Welcome to the home page for the History of Boxted 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

Boxted inhabitants who voted in the 1847 general election.

White's Directory of Essex 1848

BOXTED, a pleasant village and parish on the sonth side of the vale of the river Stour, 6 miles North of Colchester >>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.

Boxted Criminal Cases

Court cases involving Boxted residents - ongoing project >>more.

Education in Boxted

Reports and returns on schools and education in Boxted.

Boxted Poor

Under the Poor Law of 1834, Boxted became part of the Lexdon and Winstree Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.

Images and Maps of Boxted

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

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

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My Boxted Ancestors

Are your ancestors from Boxted? Why not tell us their story: My Boxted 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 Boxted 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 Boxted census returns at Findmypast.co.uk.

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

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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 Boxted to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards

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

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 Boxted, such as: Boxted 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.

Excellent detailed information on the history of Boxted appears in the Victorian Counties History on the British History Online web site: 'Boxted, A History of the County of Essex: Volume 10: Lexden Hundred (Part) including Dedham, Earls Colne and Wivenhoe (2001).

Village web site with some of the history of Boxted

Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

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Essex Standard Newspaper

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

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

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Boxted - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Boxted - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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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.