History of Bocking
Bocking, Bradford Street 1902
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
Welcome to the home page for the History of Bocking 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 1826
Bocking inhabitants who voted in the 1826 general election held in the Borough of Maldon.
Poll of Voters 1847
Bocking inhabitants who voted in the 1847 general election.
White's Directory of Essex 1848
A description of Bocking and a list of its inhabitants appears in the entry for Braintree.
White's Directory of Essex 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - included in the entry for Braintree
Essex Almanac 1866
Essex Almanac of 1866 - a description of Bocking and Braintree (on the Braintree section).
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants. See also the entry for Braintree
Bocking Criminal Cases
Court cases involving Bocking residents - ongoing project >>more.
Education in Bocking
Reports and returns on schools and education in Bocking.
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 one for Bocking.
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Bocking became part of the Braintree Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
Images and Maps of Bocking
For images of Bocking see our article on Essex Images for Family History.
For maps of Bocking see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.
Bradford Street, Bocking
Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
More family and local history sources
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Ancestry.co.uk have now transcribed the entire collection of Essex parish registers. Search now on Ancestry for your Essex ancestors. Then on the results page click on ‘request image’ and you will be taken to the ERO website where you can purchase an image of the relevant page.
Visit our Parish Registers of Essex page for more information.
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 Bocking to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards
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.
Brief archeological history of Bocking on the Essex County Council's Unlocking Essex.
The first register of Saint Mary's church, Bocking, Essex, England. Baptisms, 1561-1605; marriages, 1593-1639; burials, 1558-1628 published 1903 available on the internet archive. The orginal register is avialable to view at the Essex Record Office (see above).