Ancestors lost in the crowd?
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Census 1841 - 1911
Birth, Death and Marriage Registration
The London Gazette
History of Stansted Mountfitchet
Welcome to the home page for the History of Stansted Mountfitchet and its inhabitants.
Below you find links to a range of sources transcribed by History House. Further below under 'more local history sources' you will find to links to other places on the web where you can continue your research.
For other locations in Essex see our alphabetical list of Essex towns and villages.
Poll of Voters 1847
Stansted Mountfitchet inhabitants who voted in the 1847 general election.
White's Directory of Essex 1848
STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET is a small ancient town, with many good houses and shops, pleasantly situated on and near >>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.
Stansted Mountfitchet Criminal Cases
Court cases involving Stansted Mountfitchet residents - ongoing project >>more.
Education in Stansted Mountfitchet
Reports and returns on schools and education in Stansted Mountfitchet.
Images and Maps
Images and maps of Stansted Mountfitchet by Francis Frith.
Stansted Mountfitchet Poor
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Stansted Mountfitchet became part of the Bishops Stortford Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
My Stansted Mountfitchet Ancestors
Are your ancestors from Stansted Mountfitchet? Why not tell us their story: My Ancestors.
More local history sources
Discover how to explore newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors.
Ebay is now a great source for 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. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box. >>
Also on Ebay are legal documents on vellum. This link is formatted for Essex. (Sometimes I think these should be in an archive.) >>
Books featuring Stansted Mountfitchet from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Stansted Mountfitchet.
Search for Stansted Mountfitchet census returns at ancestry.co.uk.
The Essex Record Office 'ERO' is an excellent starting point for research. The ERO has an online catalogue by the name of SEAX and many of the parish registers are now available online. Access to both via the ERO's homepage.
If you are unable to travel to the ERO, we provide a professional archival research service.
Web site for Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village of 1066.
1881 Ordnance Survey Map from the British History Online web site (Essex: 022, Ordnance Survey 1:10,560: Epoch 1.0).
Ordnance Survey - type the place name in the gazetteer search box to view detailed map of Stansted Mountfitchet.
Images of England web site which has a photographic record of England's listed buildings - from the grandest house to the humblest cottage. Enter the town or village in the search box. Photographs are accompanied by a detailed architectural description of the property.