History of Steeple Bumpstead

The Guildhall - exterior
The Guildhall, Steeple Bumpstead.
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Welcome to the home page for the History of Steeple Bumpstead 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

Steeple Bumpstead inhabitants who voted in the 1847 general election.

White's Directory of Essex 1848

BUMPSTEAD, (STEEPLE) is a large and pleasant village, with several good houses on the banks of a tributary stream of the Stour >>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.

Steeple Bumpstead Criminal Cases

Court cases involving Steeple Bumpstead residents - ongoing project >>more.

Education in Steeple Bumpstead

Reports and returns on schools and education in Steeple Bumpstead.

Steeple Bumpstead Poor

Under the Poor Law of 1834, Steeple Bumpstead became part of the Risbridge Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.

Images and Maps of Steeple Bumpstead

For images of Steeple Bumpstead see our article on Essex Images for Family History.

For maps of Steeple Bumpstead see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.

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My Steeple Bumpstead Ancestors

Are your ancestors from Steeple Bumpstead? Why not tell us their story: My Steeple Bumpstead Ancestors.

Church Street, Steeple Bumpstead © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
Church Street, Steeple Bumpstead
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.

Search for Steeple Bumpstead census returns at Ancestry.co.uk.

1841 England Census | 1851 England Census | 1861 England Census
1871 England Census | 1881 England Census | 1891 England Census
1901 England Census | 1911 England Census

Search for Steeple Bumpstead census returns at Findmypast.co.uk.

1841 Census | 1851 Census | 1861 Census | 1871 Census | 1881 Census | 1891 Census | 1901 Census | 1911 Census

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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 Steeple Bumpstead to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards

Books featuring Steeple Bumpstead from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Steeple Bumpstead.

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 Steeple Bumpstead, such as: Steeple Bumpstead history.

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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.

Web site for the Haverhill Family History Group has extracts from the parish registers and other information.

Foxearth and District Local History Society with 1851 census for Steeple Bumpstead.

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Essex Standard Newspaper

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Also look at other newspaper archives and learn how they can help you research your ancestors. >>more

Steeple Bumpstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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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.