History of Toppesfield
The Village Pump, Toppesfield, c.1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
Welcome to the home page for the History of Toppesfield 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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Unofficial census of the parish of Toppesfield in 1801 with names of heads of households
Poll of Voters 1847
Toppesfield inhabitants who voted in the 1847 general election.
White's Directory of Essex 1848
TOPPESFIELD, a pleasant retired village on a commanding eminence, 8 miles North West by North of Halstead, has in its parish 1073 >>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.
Kelly's Directory of Essex 1895
Kelly's Directory of Essex 1895 - list of inhabitants.
Toppesfield Criminal Cases
Court cases involving Toppesfield residents - ongoing project >>more.
Education in Toppesfield
Reports and returns on schools and education in Toppesfield.
Agriculture in Toppesfield
Report on employment in agriculture in Toppesfield in 1867.
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Toppesfield became part of the Halstead Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
Images and Maps of Toppesfield
For images of Toppesfield see our article on Essex Images for Family History.
For maps of Toppesfield see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.
Enter the Essex underworld: Toppesfield plagued by a Victorian burglar and robber.>>more
St Margaret's Church, Toppesfield.
© Copyright Peter Stack contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
More family and local history sources
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Find census returns for this location at Ancestry.co.uk.
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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 Toppesfield to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards
Books featuring Toppesfield from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Toppesfield.
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 Toppesfield, such as: Toppesfield 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.
On the Internet Archive is the book The register of baptisms, marriages and burials at St. Margaret's, Toppesfield Parish, Essex Co., England : 1559-1650, and some account of the parish (1905) and A sketch of Toppesfield Parish, Essex Co., England (1900)