History of Rochford
Market Square, Rochford, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823
Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823 - list of inhabitants.
Poll of Voters 1826
Rochford inhabitants who voted in the 1826 general election held in the Borough of Maldon.
White's Directory of Essex 1848
ROCHFORD, a small ancient market town and polling place, gives name to the Hundred and Union of Rochford, in which >>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.
Essex Almanac 1866
Essex Almanac of 1866 - a description of Rochford.
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.
Rochford Criminal Cases
Court cases involving Rochford residents - ongoing project >>more.
Education in Rochford
Reports and returns on schools and education in Rochford.
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Rochford became part of the Rochford Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
Images and Maps of Rochford
For images of Rochford see our article on Essex Images for Family History.
For maps of Rochford see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.
St Andrew's Church, Rochford.
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If you're looking for pictures of Rochford 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 Rochford on the Essex County Council's Unlocking Essex.