Chigwell Genealogical Records

Chigwell Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Chigwell Row All Saints, Chigwell Baptism Records (1860-1972)

Baptisms records for children living in and around Chigwell Row All Saints, Chigwell, detail the names of their parents - their occupations and residence from 1860 to 1972.

Buckhurst Hill Chapel of Ease, Chigwell Baptisms (1837-1867)

Baptism registers are the primary source for birth documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date a child was baptised, their parents' names and more.

Buckhurst Hill Chapel of Ease, Chigwell Baptisms (1837-1867)

Baptism records from people born in and around Chigwell between 1837 and 1867. Lists the name of people's parent's and other details.

St. Mary the Virgin, Chigwell Baptism Records (1555-1964)

Baptism records from people born in and around Chigwell between 1555 and 1964. Lists the name of people's parent's and other details.

Chigwell Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Chigwell Row All Saints, Chigwell Banns Records (1867-1998)

Banns registers list the names of people who intended to marry by the system of calling banns, in which the bride and groom's name were called for three weeks at church. At these callings objections could be made to a marriage. They record the bride and groom's parish of residence, which may be recorded differently in the marriage register.

Chigwell Row All Saints, Chigwell Marriage Records (1867-1989)

Details on those who married at Chigwell Row All Saints, Chigwell between 1867 and 1989. Information given may include parents' names, ages, marital status, abode and more.

Buckhurst Hill Chapel of Ease, Chigwell Banns (1846-1867)

Banns registers list the names of people who intended to marry by the system of calling banns, in which the bride and groom's name were called for three weeks at church. At these callings objections could be made to a marriage. They record the bride and groom's parish of residence.

Buckhurst Hill Chapel of Ease, Chigwell Marriages (1837-1867)

The Marriage registers of St. John the Baptist, Buckhurst Hill Chapel of Ease, Chigwell, document marriages 1837 to 1867. Details given on the bride and groom may include their age, father's name, marital status and residence.

Chigwell Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Chigwell Row All Saints, Chigwell Burial Records (1867-1993)

Burial records for people buried at Chigwell Row All Saints, Chigwell between 1867 and 1993. Lists the deceased's name, residence and age.

Buckhurst Hill Chapel of Ease, Chigwell Burials (1837-1867)

Burial records for people buried at St. John the Baptist, Buckhurst Hill Chapel of Ease, Chigwell between 1837 and 1867. Lists the deceased's name, residence and age. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

St. Mary the Virgin, Chigwell Burial Records (1555-1943)

Burial records for people buried at St. Mary the Virgin, Chigwell, detail the deceased's name, residence and age from 1555 to 1943. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

Chigwell Row Congregational Church Burials (1827-1837)

Burial registers for a Congregationalist church in Essex. These records include residence, occupation, age and occasionally other details.

Chigwell Church Records

Chigwell Parish Registers (1555-1998)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at Chigwell. Parish registers can assist tracing a family as far back as 1555.

London Consistory Court Depositions (1586-1611)

An index to over 1,800 cases brought before the court. For witnesses, age and residence is usually given. The cases cover such matters as defamation, marriage and tithes.

Essex Parish Registers (1537-Present)

Digital images of all parish registers deposited at Essex Archives. Some registers are indexed by name.

Essex Parish Register Transcripts (1522-2005)

Transcriptions of registers that record baptisms, which typically occur shortly after birth; marriages and burials. They can help establish links between individuals back to the 16th century.

Essex Church Photographs (2004-Present)

Photographs of the interiors and exteriors of Essex churches. Also contains some architectural information.

Chigwell Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

London Electoral Registers (1832-1965)

Lists of those registered to vote in London, including their residence and sometimes other supplementary details. Useful for tracing families in between censuses and can be used as a post-1911 census substitute, as listings are ordered by residence. A name index connected to original images.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Chigwell Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Commissary Court of London Wills & Probate (1523-1857)

A searchable index connected to images surviving wills and probate documents for the Commissary Court of London. These records can help trace families back to the late 15th century.

Consistory Court of London Wills & Probate (1514-1858)

A searchable index connected to images surviving wills and probate documents for the Consistory Court of London. These records can help trace families back to the late 15th century.

London Consistory Court Wills (1492-1520)

Transcriptions of early wills covering the City of London and its environs.

Consistory Court of London Probate Index (1750-1858)

An index to probates granted by the Consistory Court of London. The index contains name of the deceased, type and date of grant and residence.

Newspapers Covering Chigwell

South London Press (1867)

A local paper including news from the London area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

Shoreditch Observer (1857-1867)

A local paper including news from the Shoreditch area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

Hertford Mercury and Reformer (1834-1868)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Hertford area. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

London Standard (1827-1900)

Original images of a local newspaper, searchable via a full text index. Includes news from the London area, business notices, obituaries, family announcements and more.

Chelmsford Chronicle (1783-1950)

A local newspaper including news from the Chelmsford district, business notices, family announcements, legal & governmental proceedings, advertisements and more.

Chigwell Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Chigwell Cemeteries

The Ancient Sepulchral Monuments of Essex (1135-1890)

Transcriptions and illustrations of monuments erected remembrance of personages in Essex. Also contains pedigrees for historic families of the county.

Essex Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Essex's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Essex Monumental Inscriptions (1100-2007)

An index to vital details engraved on over 170,000 gravestones and other monuments across the county of Essex.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Chigwell Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Essex (1937)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Essex (1933)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Essex (1929)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Essex (1925-1926)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Essex (1922)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

London Poor Law & Board of Guardian Records (1430-1930)

Original images of a vast array of documents detailing the administration of the dependant poor in London. Including: school registers, rate books, removals, settlements, apprenticeships, criminal records, legal records and more.

London Consistory Court Depositions (1586-1611)

An index to over 1,800 cases brought before the court. For witnesses, age and residence is usually given. The cases cover such matters as defamation, marriage and tithes.

London Consistory Court Depositions (1700-1713)

An index to 3,104 cases brought before the court. For witnesses, age and residence is usually given. The cases cover such matters as defamation, marriage and tithes.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Chigwell Taxation Records

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Chigwell Land & Property Records

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Chigwell Occupation & Business Records

Smuggling on the South East Coast (1675-1871)

An introduction to smuggling in on the east coast of England, with details of the act in various regions.

Essex Wages Assessment (1651)

Details of the wages to be expected for various tradesmen and labourers.

Smuggling on the East Coast (1600-1892)

An introduction to smuggling on the east coast of England, with details of the act in various regions.

Essex Pub Histories (1820-Present)

Histories of Essex pubs, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Lost Pubs of Essex (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Chigwell School & Education Records

London School Admissions & Discharges Registers (1840-1911)

Records or admission and discharge for over 1 million pupils attending over 800 state schools in London. Records are indexed by name linked to original images of the registers; and may contain details on the pupil's parents, date of birth, residence, parent's occupations and scholastic history.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Chigwell

The Ancient Sepulchral Monuments of Essex (1135-1890)

Transcriptions and illustrations of monuments erected remembrance of personages in Essex. Also contains pedigrees for historic families of the county.

Victoria County History: Essex (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Chigwell Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Essex (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Visitations of Essex: 1552, 1558, 1570, 1612 & 1634 (1000-1634)

Five collections of pedigrees based on 16th and 17th century genealogical manuscripts. These works record families who had a right to bear coat of arms, essentially the gentry.

Essex Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Essex's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Chigwell Military Records

The Essex Regiment - 1st Battalion (44th) (1740-1919)

A chronicle of the regiment's part in numerous military campaigns from around the world.

Essex WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Essex, with some service details.

Essex WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Essex, with some service details.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

Chigwell Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Chigwell Histories & Books

Victoria County History: Essex (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Handbook: Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk & Cambridgeshire (1892)

A traveller's guide to four Southern counties.

Essex Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Essex.

Essex Church Photographs (2004-Present)

Photographs of the interiors and exteriors of Essex churches. Also contains some architectural information.

Dictionary of Essex & Suffolk Words and Phrases (1700-1950)

A short list of words and phrases peculiar to the two counties.

Biographical Directories Covering Chigwell

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Chigwell Maps

Maps of London & The Vicinity (1940)

Detailed maps of London and 125 other places in the vicinity.

James Wyld's Map of London and Environs (1872)

A map charting London and 25 miles round.

Essex and Suffolk Maps (1360-1910)

A collection of maps plotting the counties of Essex and Suffolk, and some of their settlements.

Maps of Essex (1601-1892)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

Chigwell Reference Works

Essex Place Names (1200-1850)

A database of names of fields, roads, inns, houses, farms, manors, places, rivers, streams, woods, etc, and names of owners, tenants, landlords, parties to agreements etc, recorded from historic documents.

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

Chigwell Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

CHIGWELL, in Domesday “Cinghewella,” i.e. the King’s Well or King’s Weald, is an ancient village and parish, seated on the east side of the river Roding and on the road from London to Ongar, 10 ½ miles north-east from Whitechapel church, 2 north-east from Woodford station, and 2 miles south from Buckhurst Hill station, both on the Ongar branch of the Great Eastern railway. A new station, on the loop line of the Great Eastern railway Tunning from Seven Kings to Woodford is now (1902) in course of erection; this line is expected to be opened in, 1903. The parish lies close to Epping and Hainault Forests, and is much admired for its woodland scenery and pleasing prospects: the parish is in the Western division of the county, Ongar hundred, Epping union and petty sessional division, Romford county court district, and in the rural deanery of Ohigwell, archdeaconry of Essex and diocese of St. Albans, and is within the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan police. The church of St. Mary is a picturesque but not very interesting building of flint, consisting until lately of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a wooden tower on the western gable, with small spire, containing 5 bells; but in 1866 a new nave and chancel were erected on the site of the north aisle from plans by Sir A. W. Blomfield kt. M.A., A.R.A., F.S.A, at a cost of £5,500: the original nave now forms a south aisle and chapel: the south door is Norman and the windows are chiefly Perpendicular: on the chancel wall is an incised effigy in brass, with arms and inscription, to Samuel Harsnett, Archbishop of York, ob. 25 March, 1631, affording the latest monumental example of an English episcopal effigy in cope, alb, dalmatic and stole: there are several stained windows: a new organ was erected in 1889, and about 1898 a reredos of alabaster and marble (from a design by G. F. Bodley esq. A.R.A.) was presented to the church by A. Savill esq. as a memorial of his wife. The register dates from the year 1555. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, including 7 ½ acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of St. Albans, and held since 1884 by the Rev. Thos. Marsden M.A. of St. John’s College, Cambridge. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners, who are the impropriators, formerly received large revenues, but these are now greatly reduced. There is a church mission room at Grange hill, seating 160 persons. The Congregational chapel is a small iron structure. Coulson’s almshouses consist of three dwellings, erected in 1557 and rebuilt by public subscription in 1858; each occupant receives 6s. 8d. quarterly. The charities, amounting to about £70, are distributed as follows: £27 in money (left by Mrs. Grainger) is divided amongst eight widows on St. Thomas’ day; Hatch’s charity of £30 to thirty deserving poor who have not received parochial relief, is distributed in January; Ramston and Fisher’s gift of £5 14s. 2d. is given in bread to deserving poor; there are also other small gifts. The Charles Dickens Lodge (No. 2757) of Freemasons, founded in 1899 by J. T. Dormer esq. of Ilford, meets in the months of May, June, July and August at the King’s Head inn; J. R. Johnson P.P.S.G.D. sec. The workmen’s club room, built in 1876, is used for reading and recreation. A fair is held on the 30th of September. The mineral spring at Chigwell, discovered in the latter part of the 17th century, was once in much repute. A fragment of the forest remains at Crabtree Wood, on the east of Chigwell Row, about half a mile beyond the village: and from Grange Hill fine views of the country may be obtained towards the Thames, the Surrey downs and the hills of Kent. The King’s Head inn, a gabled structure of the Stuart period, is immortalized by Dickens in “Barnaby Rudge” under the name of “The Maypole.” In 1901 the inn was enlarged by a picturesque addition in the half-timbered style. Rolls Park the seat of Arthur Wm. Lobb esq. is about 36 acres in extent, Woolston Hall, the seat of Mrs. Lobb, stands in about 11 acres. Belmont, the seat of Lieut.-Col. Edmund Garrett J.P. is about 30 acres in extent. Chigwell Hall, the seat of Alfred Savill esq. has about 30 acres around. Colonel Rous is lord of the manor of Chigwell and West Hatch, Lieut.-Col. Francis Lloyd C.B., D.S.O, of Aston Hall, Oswestry, of the manor of Barrington, and Robert Wicksted Ethelston esq. of Moor Hall, Harlow, of the manor of Woolston. The Misses Palmer are landowners in this parish. The soil is clay; subsoil, sand. The chief crops are wheat, oats, peas and roots. The area is 2,178 acres; rateable value, £15,541; the population in 1901 was 2,508. This parish comprises Chigwell, Chigwell Row, the area of which is 3,085 acres and 25 of water; rateable value, £14,464; the population in 1891 was 6,324, of which 1,391 are attached to the St. Mary’s parish church.

SCHOOLS

The Grammar School, founded by Archbishop Harsnett in 1629, occupies spacious buildings of brick, which have been enlarged and much improved at a cost of £10,000, and now include a gymnasium & science school, a new annexe to the headmaster’s house & a small chapel of corrugated iron, now covered with creepers; at the back is a spacious cricket field; the large schoolroom is adorned with a carved bust effigy of the founder in vestments & mitre. Several houses near the school are occupied as boarding houses. The endowment now (1902) amounts to about £250 yearly: a scheme was promulgated in 1871 by the Endowed Schools Commission, & adjoining property has since been purchased: William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, born in London, 14 Oct. 1644, is said to have been educated here. Rev. Richard Dawson Swallow M.A. headmaster.

There is an Elementary School for boys under the Chigwell & Buckhurst Hill School Board.

A School Board of 7 members was formed 29 April, 1871, for the United district of Chigwell & Buckhurst Hill; Frederick George Winny, 1 Ember villas. Queen’s road, Buckhurst Hill, clerk to the board.

Board School (boys), built in 1886, for 164 children; average attendance, 96.

National School (St. Mary’s) (girls & infants), built in 1837 & enlarged in 1891 for 200 children; average attendance, 120.

Kelly's Directory of Essex (1902)

Most Common Surnames in Chigwell

RankSurnameIncidenceFrequency
1Smith1231: 44
2Wood781: 70
3Clarke501: 109
4Green421: 130
5Carter411: 133
6Hyde351: 156
7Wright341: 160
8White331: 165
9Faux281: 194
10Heath261: 209
10Radley261: 209
10Savill261: 209
13Stone251: 218
14Westwood241: 227
15Bass231: 237
16Banks221: 247
16Childs221: 247
18Martin211: 259
18King211: 259
18Hunt211: 259
21Brown201: 272
21Scott201: 272
21Day201: 272
21Payne201: 272
21Page201: 272
21Perrin201: 272
21Chumbley201: 272
28Richardson191: 286
28Shepherd191: 286
28Tolson191: 286
28Dodkins191: 286
32Cole181: 302
32Davey181: 302
32Brewer181: 302
32Basham181: 302
32Mizen181: 302
37Thompson171: 320
37Newman171: 320
37Hutchinson171: 320
37Cannon171: 320
41Thomas161: 340
41Mason161: 340
41Baldwin161: 340
41Freshwater161: 340
45Taylor151: 363
45Foster151: 363
45Barnes151: 363
45Porter151: 363
45Kemp151: 363
45Butcher151: 363
45Birch151: 363
45Whitbread151: 363
45Shuttle151: 363
54Roberts141: 389
54Harris141: 389
54Cook141: 389
54Marshall141: 389
54Reynolds141: 389
54Perry141: 389
54Simmons141: 389
54Keen141: 389
54Sucklin141: 389
63Hunter131: 419
63Howard131: 419
63Webster131: 419
63Elliott131: 419
63Watts131: 419
63Wells131: 419
63Leake131: 419
63Meadowcroft131: 419
71Jones121: 454
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