History of White Colne

White Colne © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.frithphotos.com
The Green, White Colne, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

Welcome to the home page for the History of White Colne 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.

White's Directory of Essex 1848

COLNE (WHITE) is a village and parish, on the North side of the river Colne, opposite Earl's Colne, 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.

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

White Colne Criminal Cases

Court cases involving White Colne residents - ongoing project >>more.

Education in White Colne

Reports and returns on schools and education in White Colne.

Agriculture in White Colne

Report on employment in agriculture in White Colne in 1867.

White Colne Poor

Under the Poor Law of 1834, White Colne became part of the Halstead Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.

Images and Maps of White Colne

For images of White Colne see our article on Essex Images for Family History.

For maps of White Colne see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.

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My White Colne Ancestors

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St Andrew's Church, formerly All Saints, White Colne.
© Copyright Robin Webster contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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

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

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 White Colne, such as: White Colne 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.

Excellent detailed information on the history of White Colne appears in the Victorian Counties History on the British History Online web site: White Colne, A History of the County of Essex: Volume 10: Lexden Hundred (Part) including Dedham, Earls Colne and Wivenhoe (2001).

Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

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Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.

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White Colne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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White Colne - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0

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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.