History of Billericay
High Street, Billericay, 1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
Welcome to the home page for the History of Billericay 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.
Also see Great Burstead parish in which Billericay was situated.
Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823
Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823 - list of inhabitants.
Poll of Voters 1826
Billericay inhabitants who voted in the 1826 general election held in the Borough of Maldon.
White's Directory of Essex 1848
BILLERICAY, a small market town and chapelry, in the parish of Great Burstead, has 1284 inhabitants, and is pleasantly >>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.
Essex Almanac 1870
Principal institutions, schools, hotels, and individuals - Essex Almanac.
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.
Billericay Criminal Cases
Court cases involving Billericay residents - ongoing project >>more.
Education in Billericay
Reports and returns on schools and education in Billericay are shown under Great Burstead.
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Billericay became part of the Billericay Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
Images and Maps of Billericay
For images of Billericay see our article on Essex Images for Family History.
For maps of Billericay see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.
High Street, Billericay
Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
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.
Find census returns for this location at Ancestry.co.uk.
Find census returns for this location at Findmypast.co.uk.
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 Billericay to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards
Books featuring Billericay from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Billericay.
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 Billericay, such as: Billericay history.
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.
Community web site with the history of Billericay and a historical tour of the town.
Brief archeological history of Billericay on the Essex County Council's Unlocking Essex.
History of the Billericay Workhouse.
The history of various churches in the Billericay area.
print published 1834