Genealogy Notes for the village of Great Burstead, Essex
A miscellany of pictures and data arising out of research into the KIRBY's family trees (but not all linked to them). This is a work in progress so please treat the data with appropriate caution. For related information see List, Place Index and Wills Index

Location and general description

Great Bursted lays on the southern edge of the range of hills that skirt north of Basildon, Essex, and 3 Km SE of  Billericay, Essex.


Church of St Mary Magdalene

Church of St Mary Magdalene


The KIRBY family

 In the 19th C the descendants of John Kirby and Judith KENNETT are to be found scattered across South Essex. John KIRBY (1765-1842) was part of that family, however in a poor law examination of 1805 he gave his age as 40 and birthplace as Gt Burstead, Essex.  By abt. 1788 he was working in Downham, Essex.

Other groups of KIRBYs in this area include the descendants of William KIRBY & Sarah INNIS.

Related links

A selection of links to other sites with information about this place


Any transcripts and images on this page are Copyright R I Kirby 2005 unless stated otherwise.