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From: "Mick Loxdale" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] ESSEX RECORD OFFICE - Kirkby le Soken (LAY & NORTON)
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 16:20:45 +0100
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As I understand it, before the recent additions to Seax a short while back the work on the few registers that were then posted on
line was carried out by some organisation other than the record office itself (sorry, I have just deleted the email with the details
of that organisation's name).

The more recent additions are being uploaded under a scheme by Essex RO called "Ancestors Online". From their latest Update
newsletter it states;
"Planning continues for the implementation of the Essex Ancestors project to publish images of our parish registers online but in
the interim please note some pre 1700 parish registers are already available"

>From that I patient. Cost and staff time must, I assume, play a part, but looking at the number of parishes in
the County it must be a mammoth task in itself to scan or photograph that lot before displaying on the Seax. I have no idea how or
why certain registers are selected, but maybe someone else on the list will know. Have no idea either why the Kirby and Walton
records are only available by personal visit as I understood it was a simple process to obtain copies of the microfiche of these
registers from Essex RO by post. Once again maybe someone else can enlighten you.

Hope this helps,


Mick Loxdale
----- Original Message -----
From: Jacqui Bell
To: Rootsweb Essex List
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Ess] ESSEX RECORD OFFICE - Kirkby le Soken (LAY & NORTON)

Thanks for making me aware of the additions to SEAX last month.

However, does anyone know why the PRs for Kirkby are not obtainable except
by personal visit to the record office?

It's particularly frustrating for me, as I'm looking for LAYs and NORTONs in
neighbouring Walton & Thorpe - and the church in Walton fell into the sea
cir 1796 with parishioners travelling to Kirkby until a new church was built
by cir 1804... So that's both Kirkby & Walton records for that period I
can't access!!!

Kind regards,

Essex interests:
SCRIVENER - Loughton area (Jane b. cir 1813, probable brother Hayter, father
Thomas), may link to Bermondsey / Southwark (occupation cornfactor & 1st
name of Hayter feature in my family)
LAY & NORTON - Sokens as above (William b cir 1789 Thorpe? m. 1819 Deborah
NORTON b cir 1799)
BAWTREE - Brightlingsea & ??
ANDERSON - Brightlingsea (Abraham b cir 1785 m. 1808 Lucy BAWTREE bap 1788
dau of Joseph & Elizabeth)

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