TitleMARG - transcribed deeds, wills, other old documents
AbstractMersea Archive Research Group (MARG) is working to transcribe old documents from a number of sources. There is a list of completed documents below, with a few that are work-in-progress. Where the document is from Essex Record Office or the National Archives, the Document ID is quoted and an image of the original document can usually be obtained from them.
When a document has been transcribed, the first column will be a Link to the transcription. If the first column is not a link, the work is not complete.

Wills (mostly)

Abbell, Thomas East Mersea1533Letter from Queen Elizabeth D/DRc M12
Abbell, Thomas East Mersea1558East Mersea Book D/DRc M12
Adaker, Joseph and Joanna West Mersea1673Settlement
Ainger, Elizabeth East Mersea1662Will D/ACW 16/167
Ainger, William East Mersea1661Will D/ACW 16/110
Baker, Charles West Mersea1742Will PROB 11/720/367
Ballard, J.E. East Mersea1664Will D/ACW 17/223
Ballard, Richard West Mersea1626Will D/ABW 47/14
Bean, Samuel Edwin Peldon1848Will PROB 11/2155/380
Beckett, William West Mersea1633Will D/ABW 52/145
Bellamy, Edward London1656Will PROB 11/258/240
Birde, Robart East Mersea1590/91Will PROB 11/77/208
Boys, James Colchester1715Indenture with Potter Family
Brown, Jacob Peldon1770Will D/Del T327
Bullock, Agnes Great Wigborough1575/76Will D/ABW 4/351
Bullock, Edward Great Wigborough     1595/96     Will PROB 11/87/187
Bullock, Edward Great Wigborough1611Will D/ACW 5/142
Bullock, Sir Edward Faulkbourne1646Will PROB 11/197/603
Buloke [ Bullock ], Henry Tollesbury1571Will D/ABW 4/291
Bullock, Henry Great Wigborough1578Will PROB 11/61/174
Bullock, Henry Great Wigborough1609Will D/ACW 5/18
Bullock, Henry West Mersea1646/47Will D/ACW 14/121
Bullock, Joan West Mersea1624/25Will D/ACW 46/101
Bullock, John Great Wigborough1553Will PROB 11/43/553
Bullock, John Great Wigborough1559Will D/ACR 5/216
Bullock, John Great Wigborough1560/61Will D/ACR 2/165/2
Bullock, John Great Wigborough1575Will D/ACW 4/344
Bullock, John Great Wigborough1607Marriage to Anne Fuller
Bullock, John Great Wigborough1660Will D/ACW 16/34
Bullock, Margaret Great Wigborough1528Will D/ABW 3/12
Bullock, Margaret Great Wigborough1561Will D/ACR 5/194/1
Bullock, Robert Great Wigborough1626Will D/ACW 10/48
Bullock, Samuel Peldon1814Will D/ABW 120/3/15
Bullock, Thomas Peldon1706Will D/ABW 79/7.
Bullock, William Layer Breton1549Will D/ABW 3/154
Burrill, John East Mersea1667Will D/ACW 17/277
Carter, John East Mersea1629Will D/ACW 11/61
Cheeke, John West Mersea1785Will PROB 11/1137/125
Choppin, Henry West Mersea1628Will D/ABW 49/229
Clark, HannahEast Mersea1843Will
Commyns, Margarett Peldon1607Will D/ABW 10/229.
Converse, Thomas West Mersea1640Will PROB 11/186/233
Cooke, Anne West Mersea1622Will D/ABW 44/303
Cooke, John West Mersea1637Will D/ABW 54/15
Cooke, Phineas West Mersea1686Will D/ABW 73/24
Cooke,Thomas West Mersea1758Will PROB 11/843/42
Coole, William East Mersea1615/16Will D/ACW 7/248
Cornelius, John Peldon1641Marriage Allegation
Cranfield, Richard Peldon1839Declaration D/Del T327
Death, Samuel East Mersea1638/39Will D/ACW 13/117
Dunning, William West Mersea1670Will D/ABW 66/31
Durrell, Katherine1546Will D/ABW 12/35
Dynes, John West Mersea1651Will D/ACW 15/311
Edwards, Israel East Mersea1666Will D/ACW 17/210
Ellis, James St Osyth1721Settlement D/P 77/13/1
Ennew, Josias Messing1688Will D/ACW 20/248
Ennew, Shadrack West Mersea1784Will PROB 11/996/275
Fereer, Thomas East Mersea1628Will D/ACW 10/233
Flettwood East Mersea1668Will D/ACW 18/83
Flingant, George East Mersea1639/40Will D/ACW 13/207
Flowre, Thomas East Mersea1540Will D/ACR 4/57/2
Foakes, Joan West Mersea1638Will D/ABW 55/249
Fokes [ Foakes ], Abraham   Peldon1597Will D/ABW 15/49
Fokes, John West Mersea1546Will D/ABW 14/36
Fookes, Thomas Virley1833Will D/ACW 43/5/10
Fookes, William West Mersea1609Will D/ABW 15/121
Foxe, Robert West Mersea1557Will D/ARW 14/106
Freake, Thomas East Mersea1623Will D/ACW 9/145
French, William Peldon1607Will D/ABW 15/98
Frere, Thomas Fingringhoe1663Will D/ACW 17/114
Fuller, Anne Great Wigborough1607Marriage to John Bullock
George, Robert Copford1609Will D/ABW 17/101
George, Walter West Mersea1657Pete Hall Surrender
George, Walter West Mersea1658Pete Hall
Green [ May ], Betsey Fordham1852Will D/ABW 140/2/13
Gybb, Robert West Mersea1543Will D/ABW 16/96
Hackney, Sarah West Mersea1660Will D/ABW 61/125
Hall, George West Mersea1636Will D/ABW 54/121
Harrison, Robert Peldon1808Inventory D/DU 2878
Harvey, Jeremiah East Mersea1671Will D/ACW 18/182
Harvey, Thomas East Mersea1813Will PROB 11/1550/417
Haward, William West Mersea1794Will PROB 11/1276/197
Hawkins, John West Mersea1667Will D/ACW 65/89
Haxell, John Peldon1842Will D/ABW 136/1/135
Heidge [ Hedge ],William Peldon1650PROB/11/268/126
Hunter, Joanna West Mersea1690Will D/ABW 73/220
Hunter, Peter West Mersea1688Will D/ABW 72/253
Jeffery, John West Mersea1557Will D/ABW 21/59
Jolly, Thomas East Mersea1598/99Will D/ACW 4/74
Jollye, Cousin East Mersea1592East Mersea Book D/DRc M12
Joslinge, Richard West Mersea1600Will D/ABW 21/198
Kidby, John West Mersea1656Court Leete D/DA T217
Kidby, John Shenfield1693Will
Kidby, John West Mersea1762Will PROB 11/879/94
Killderby, Samuel West Mersea1660Will D/ABW 61/114
King, Adam West Mersea1819Will D/ABW 122/2/33
Kynot, Richard East Mersea1523Will D/ACR 2/156/1
Lamb, John West Mersea1707Settlement D/P 77/13/1
Lawrence, John Peldon1612Will D/ABW 24/117
Livermore, John West Mersea1671Will D/ABW 66/260
Lorrance, John Peldon1646Will D/ACW 14/144
Lyarde, Henry West Mersea1604Will D/ABW 24/57
Marney, Lady Bridget East Mersea1537East Mersea Court D/DRc M12
Marveile, Henry Peldon1579Will D/ABW 25/271
May, Henry John West Mersea1891Will D/DMb L4
May, Thomas West Mersea1788Will (Part) PROB 11/1165
May, Thomas West Mersea1837Will PROB 11/1981
May, Thomas Colchester1854Will PROB 11/2251
Middleton, Joan West Mersea1557Will D/ABW 25/151
Myddelton, William West Mersea1555Inventory Will D/ABW 25/125
Mott, William West Mersea1620Will D/ABW 45/177
Munt, Samuel Peldon1653Will PROB 11/275/327
Northey, George West Mersea1660Will D/ABW 61/251
Onge, Rev. Francis Peldon1666/67Will PROB 11/323/175
Overall, Samuel West Mersea1809Will PROB 11/1505
Overall, Sarah West Mersea1813Will PROB 11/1549
Page, Thomas Peldon1583Will PROB 11/77/407
Peare, Thomas East MerseaEast Mersea Book D/DRc M12
Popley, Rev. Edward Great Wigborough1558/59Will D/ABW 28/230
Potter, GeorgeWest Mersea1812Will PROB 11/1534/196 JH 224
Prentyse, Elizabeth West Mersea1589Will D/ABW 29/146
Quincey, Sarah Christchurch, Surrey1842Will PROB 11/2004/69
Reynolds, Thomas West Mersea1658Pete Hall
Sethyck, Eliz East Mersea1557Will D/ABW 33/329
Smeth, Mary West Mersea1626Will D/ABW 48/210
Smith, John West Mersea1660Will PROB 11/298/321
Smyth, Stephen West Mersea1492Will PROB 11/10/606
Songer, William West Mersea1607Will D/ABW 36/68
Spurden, Isabella West Mersea1839Will PROB 11/1910/23
Spurden, John East Mersea1766Will PROB 11/922/48
Spurden, Thomas East Mersea1791Will PROB 11/1202/93
Stratforde, RichardWest Mersea1583Will PROB 11/65/181 JH 223
Taillour, Henry West Mersea1501Will from J.B. Bennett
Thornback, Joan West Mersea1636Will D/ABW 54/24
Thornback, George West Mersea1617Will D/ABW 38/136
Taylor, Thomas East Mersea1625Will D/ACW 10/21
Wade, Mary Peldon1602Indenture
Wayland, George Fingringhoe1790Will PROB 11/1264/41
Wayland, John Peldon1788Will PROB 11/1173/41
Waywold, Joan Peldon1584Will D/ABW 40/47.
Wellam, John Little Wigborough1661Will D/ACW 17/233
Wells, James West Mersea1614Will D/ABW 41/231
Whyter, John East Mersea1547Will D/ABW 39/12
Whyter, Richard West Mersea1528Will D/ABW 39/12
Wilvet, Robert West Mersea1542-3Will D/ABW 39/55
Wyseman, Henry & Thomas
[ Wiseman ]
West Mersea1600Land Transfer D/P 77/13/1

Strood Accounts

1.MARG_001_011     Strood Accounts Receipts 1556 ERO D/P 77/25/1
2.MARG_002_011 Strood Accounts Receipts 1557-58 ERO D/P 77/25/1
3.MARG_003_011 Receipts of the Strood 1559 1560
4.MARG_004_011 Strood Charges 1559 D/P 77/25/1
5.MARG_005_011 Strood Accounts Charges 1560 1561 ERO D/P 77/25/1
6.MARG_006_011 Strood Accounts Receipts 1561-62 ERO D/P 77/25/1
7.MARG_007_011 Strood Accounts receipts 1562-64 ERO D/P 77/25/1
8.MARG_008_011 Strood Accounts Receipts 1565 ERO D/P 77/25/1
9.MARG_009_011 Strood Accounts 1566-75 ERO D/P 77/25/1
10.MARG_010_011 Strood Accounts 1620 ERO D/P 77/25/2

Peldon documents

241.PH01_DMS Peldon in Domesday Book
251.SLY_001_101 Sleyes Peldon conveyance John Lawrence John Anger 1635
252.SLY_002_101 Sleyes Peldon conveyance John Lawrence John Anger 1635
253.SLY_003_101 Sleyes Peldon Will of John Hopkins 1734
254.SLY_004_101 Sleyes Peldon letter from James Boys 1741
255.SLY_005_101 Sleyes Peldon will of Jonathan Bennet of East Mersea 1760
256.SLY_006_101 Sleyes Peldon Regrant and Admission of Edward Ransom
257.SLY_007_101 Sleyes Peldon sale by Edward Ransom to John White 1772
258.SLY_008_101 Sleyes Manorial Surrender to John White 1772
259.SLY_009_101 Sleyes Manorial Admission of John White 1774
260.SLY_010_101 Sleyes sale of property to Joseph Ward 1780
261.SLY_011_101 Sleyes Admission of Joseph Ward
262.SLY_012_101 Sleyes - sale Mary Wilsmore to Martin Harvey
265.PPS_001 Indenture Priest's House (Slyes) Peldon 1726

Other documents

228.MARG_228 Memorandum by Charles Lind, Vicar of West Mersea 1748 concerning tithes ERO D/P 77/1/2
280.MARG_280_011 Hearth Tax Great Wigborough 1673 ERO Q/RTh 8/4
301.Bower Hall 1743 D/DU/491
302.Tithe customs of vicarage of West Mersea 1460/1750 D/Q 1/12
303.MARG_303_011 Manorial Records - East Mersea Tree Cutting 1501 D/DRc M12
304.MARG_304_011 East Mersea Manor - letter from Queen Elizabeth ref Thomas Abell 1533 D/DRc M12
305.1589 Crew list for bark PARNELL D/DRc M12
306.MARG_306_011 Those that would run a virtuous race ... (Poem) D/DRc M12
MARG_306_013 From all the stock of flying fowl (Poem) D/DRc M12
307.West Mersea Custumal 1497 D/Du 491/22
308.MARG_308_001 West Mersea St Ouen's Domesday 1086
309.MARG_309_001 West Mersea Bocking Hall Domesday 1086
310.MARG_310_001 East Mersea Domesday 1086
312.MARG_312_011 Manorial Customs in West Mersea and Fingringhoe
313.MARG_313_011 Manorial Customs in West Mersea - tenants destruction of ancient records
320.MARG_320_011 East Mersea Courte Baron ERO D/DU 555/18
321.MARG_321_011 East Mersea Customary tenants incl. Abell D/DU 555/18
322.MARG_322_011 East Mersea Demesnes 1589 D/DU 555/18
323.MARG_323_011 East Mersea Courte Leete 1589 D/DU 555/18
324.MARG_324_011 East Mersea Courte Leete 1559 Payments Fines D/DU 555/18
325.MARG_325_011 East Mersea Manor map c1650 D/DU 555/18
326.MARG_326_011 East Mersea Court of Lady Bridget Marney 1537 D/DRc M12
327.MARG_327_011 East Mersea letter from Queen Elizabeth 1559 D/DRc M12
328.MARG_328_011 East Mersea Book: Thomas Abell 1558 D/DRc M12
329.MARG_329_011 East Mersea Book: Works and Customs D/DRc M12
330.MARG_330_011 East Mersea Book: Owing to Cousin Jollye ERO D/DRc M12
331.MARG_331_011 East Mersea Book: Thomas Peare Expenses ERO D/DRc M12
362.MARG_362 East Mersea Manor sale of Copyhold 1824
361.MARG_361_011 The Domesday of Inclosures 1517
401.MARG_401 Earliest written references to Mersea Island 894 etc
401.MARG_402 Charter of King Edward the Confessor 1046

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