10 January 2010
A great website with informative sections and links which I have found very useful.
I am trying to trace my ancestors beyond the turn of the 18th century and have been drawn to Blackmore by the baptism of Thomas Turner on 24 March 1733 with his parents listed as Thomas and Mary Turner. I am unable to establish any information on Thomas and Mary such as marriage etc. I was told that the records were unreadable by an Essex researcher and wonder if there is a local historian that could offer any advise.
I have found that the Thomas, baptised 24 March 1733, married Elizabeth Palmer in Blackmore on 8 November 1763 and from there can trace the tree up to myself.
I do hope that you can assist.
12 January 2010
Thanks for your E mail and kind comments about the website.
I do not hold any records personally regarding your family. As you will be aware Blackmore Church’s BMD records are kept at the Essex Record Office. Early Registers are now available to view on line via SEAX.
You may find the following references helpful:
D/P 266/1/1. Baptisms : 1602-1712; Marriages : 1602-1749; Burials : 1602-1678: http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=100&intThisRecordsOffSet=109
D/P 266/1/2. Burials 1678 – 1749: http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?intOffSet=100&intThisRecordsOffSet=110
Additionally the Essex Record Office has a copy of a late Victorian transcript of the Registers (ERO T/R 219/1) with the original held in the Church Safe. It records Baptisms and Burials from 1602 to 1812 and Marriages from 1602 to 1753.