History of Chappel (Pontisbright)
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Welcome to the home page for the History of Chappel (Pontisbright) 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.
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Poll of Voters 1847
Chappel inhabitants who voted in the 1847 general election.
White's Directory of Essex 1848
CHAPPEL, or PONTISBRIGHT, is a picturesque village and parochial chapelry, on the south bank of the river Colne, >>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.
Chappel Criminal Cases
Court cases involving Chappel residents - ongoing project >>more.
Education in Chappel
Reports and returns on schools and education in Chappel.
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Chappel became part of the Lexdon and Winstree Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
Images and Maps of Chappel
For images of Chappel see our article on Essex Images for Family History.
For maps of Chappel see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.
Chappel railway viaduct.
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More family and local history sources
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Find census returns for this location at Ancestry.co.uk.
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If you're looking for pictures of Chappel to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards
Books featuring Chappel from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Chappel.
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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 Chappel appears in the Victorian Counties History on the British History Online web site: Chappel, A History of the County of Essex: Volume 10: Lexden Hundred (Part) including Dedham, Earls Colne and Wivenhoe (2001).