Welcome to the home page for the History of Grays Thurrock 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.
Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823 - list of inhabitants.
Grays Thurrock inhabitants who voted in the 1826 general election held in the Borough of Maldon.
Grays Thurrock inhabitants who voted in the 1836 South Essex election.
Pigot's Directory of Essex 1839 - list of inhabitants.
GRAYS THURROCK, or Grey Thurrock, is a small ancient town on the north bank of the river Thames, 20 miles East >>more.
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
Essex Almanac of 1866 - a description of Grays Thurrock.
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.
Court cases involving Grays Thurrock residents - ongoing project >>more.
Reports and returns on schools and education in Grays Thurrock.
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Here is one for Grays Thurrock.
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Grays Thurrock became part of the Orsett Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
For images of Grays Thurrock see our article on Essex Images for Family History.
For maps of Grays Thurrock see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.
Are your ancestors from Grays Thurrock? Why not tell us their story: My Grays Thurrock Ancestors.
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 Grays Thurrock census returns at Ancestry.co.uk.
Search for Grays Thurrock census returns at Findmypast.co.uk.
If you're looking for pictures of Grays Thurrock to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards
Books featuring Grays Thurrock from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Grays Thurrock.
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 Grays Thurrock, such as: Grays Thurrock 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.
Excellent detailed information on the history of Grays Thurrock appears in the Victorian Counties History Volume 8 (1983) on the British History Online website.
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
Grays Thurrock - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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.