Each record is a transcript of original material. The amount of information varies but you can generally find out the following about your ancestor:
Date of marriage
Place of marriage
Name and occupation of the bride’s father
Name and occupation of the groom’s father
There are 136,952 records covering the years between 1538 and 1900. The records are sourced from a variety of parish and probate records and, as such, are not intended to be a complete record of Essex marriages within the time period.
Essex is in the south east of England, just north of London. The county now forms part of the Metropolitan Green Belt and lies just beyond Greater London. The original Kingdom of Essex, founded by Saxon King Aescwine in AD 527, lay to the north of the River Thames and east of the River Lee.
During the English Civil War, infamous self-styled Witch Finder General Matthew Hopkins accused dozens of Essex men and women of witchcraft. In 1645 in Chelmsford, 23 women were accused. Was your ancestor among them?