Genealogy Notes for the village of Great Wakering, 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, Ancestor List, Place Index and Wills Index

Location and general description

Village sign, Great WakeringAs one enters Great Wakering, at the point where fields of grain give way to 20th century suburbs, stands a village sign. It's design incorporates several items that have come to have particular associations this area. In the forefront stands a Brent Goose, a bird that winters on these marshland areas and their surrounding fields. Their noisy skeins a familiar feature of bleak February days. Behind the goose are the brown sails of what appears to be a sailing barge of the type that would have plied the creeks an once been a familiar feature of the flat horizon. Silhouetted in the background is the spire of the church and the equally distinctive four chimneys of the brickyards.

Great Wakering Village Sign and open fields beyond


St Nicholas's Church

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The KIRBY family

The descendants of Thomas KIRBY of Great Wakering are not as yet part of my tree but may merge further back.

The descendants of John KIRBY of Foulness Island moved to Great Wakering. They are not as yet part of my tree but may merge further back.

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 2007 unless stated otherwise.