History of Great Coggeshall (Coggeshall)
East Street, Coggeshall, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
Welcome to the home page for the History of Great Coggeshall 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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Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823
Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823 - list of inhabitants.
Poll of Voters 1826
Great Coggeshall inhabitants who voted in the 1826 general election held in the Borough of Maldon.
Poll of Voters 1847
Great Coggeshall inhabitants who voted in the 1847 general election.
White's Directory of Essex 1848
COGGESHALL, a small ancient town, is pleasantly situated on the north side of the river Blackwater, and on the >>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 1866
Essex Almanac of 1866 - a description of Great Coggeshall.
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.
Great Coggeshall Criminal Cases
Court cases involving Great Coggeshall residents - ongoing project >>more.
Great Coggeshall Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Here's some for Coggeshall.
Education in Great Coggeshall
Reports and returns on schools and education in Great Coggeshall.
Agriculture in Great Coggeshall
Report on employment in agriculture in Great Coggeshall in 1867.
Places to visit
Grange Barn, an impressive early 13th century barn over 130 feet long. >>more
Great Coggeshall Poor
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Great Coggeshall became part of the Witham Union, later the Braintree Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
Images and Maps of Coggeshall
For images of Coggeshall see our article on Essex Images for Family History.
For maps of Coggeshall see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.
My Great Coggeshall Ancestors
Are your ancestors from Great Coggeshall? Why not tell us their story: My Great Coggeshall Ancestors.
St Peter's Church, Great Coggeshall.
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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 Coggeshall to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards
Books featuring Coggeshall from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Coggeshall.
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 Coggeshall, such as: Coggeshall 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.
Coggeshall Museum website with burial and baptism records.
Brief archeological history of Great Coggeshall on the Essex County Council's Unlocking Essex.
print published 1834