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  • John Barnes (c.1310 - c.1362)
    In 1325 another fine was levied: Christina had died in the meanwhile, and the manor had passed to her grandson John son of Edmund. A final conveyance of these lands was not made until some ten years la...
  • Sir Edmund Berners (1265 - 1340)
    In 1271 Hugh son of Hugh de Windsor granted the manor to Ralph de Berners and Christina his wife in return for an annual rent of £10 during the life of Hugh. This Christina was probably the daughter of...
  • Francis Berners (deceased)
    15. Barnes, Francis , of Finchingfield, Essex, 9 Sept., 2 Eliz. To be buried in chapel of St.John the Baptist in parish church of Finchingfield. To church for tithes forgotten 20d. To poor at burial £4...
  • John Berners, of Finchingfield, Esq. (deceased)
    The document below is the will, dated 11 January 1540 and proved 27 January 1540, of John Berners of the manor of Peches in Finchingfield, Essex, whose eldest son, Francis Berners, was the first husban...
  • William Bendlowes, MP (c.1515 - 1584)
    Family and Education b. 1514/15, s. of Christopher Bendlowes of Great Bardfield by Elizabeth, da. of John Rufford. educ. St. John’s, Camb.; L. Inn, adm. 9 July 1534, called 1539. m. (2), by 1544, Ele...

People Connected to Essex

Historical County of England

Image Right - Essex within England; By Nilfanion - CC BY-SA 3.0, Wiki Commons

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How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Essex to this project.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Essex Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

Note People with links to Essex can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

People connected to Essex can also be linked to the following projects.

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historical Essex which covers the History of Essex and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Famous or Notable People

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Essex - Famous People and add them to the listing there.


People from Essex who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Essex families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project.

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Heads of Essex Families on Geni

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.




  • Capell (or Capel) family descends from Sir Arthur Capell of Raines Hall in Essex






















Emigrants from Essex

Please add the names of people from Essex who settled in the "New World"


South America

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South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

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