Genealogy Notes for the Village of Stebbing, 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

Stebbing high street
The High Street is full of interesting cottages, including many that are colourfully decorated and covered in decorative plasterwork (known as pargeting).
Cottages in High Street, Stebbing Cottages in High Street, Stebbing Cottages in High Street, Stebbing Cottage in High Street, Stebbing
This last picture is from Stebbing Green but typical of many of the older outlying cottages in the general area.
Cottages at Stebbing Green  


St Mary's Church

The church lies outside the main centre of the village. This is typical of villages with a strong non-conformist background for the non-conformists were forced to meet away from the parish church and a new village centre gradually grew up around the new centres of worship. There is a single 20th C HICKS gravestone in the churchyard (Louisa & Arthur HICKS, no known relation to me).
thumb_3553.jpg Carved angel on the ceiling of the church thumb_3552.jpgthumb_3632m1.jpg

Mill Lane Congregational Church

At the time of my visit in 2005 the Old Congregational Church (aka the Old Congregational Church) had been a warehouse for some years. It was at the time disused and awaiting conversion to dwellings. There were a number of gravestones on a neglected piece of land at the back. 
Neglectage frontage of the Old Congregational Chapel The Old Congregational Church

Friend's Meeting House

Friend's Meeting House, StebbingThe village has a lovely old Friend's Meeting House, but this did not appear to have any burial's in its grounds. There was a Quaker burial ground in Stebbing as it is often referred to in the early 19th C Quaker records, however I have yet to discover where it was.


The HICKS family

Several members of the family of John HICKS (1812-) of Bardfield Saling, Essex, were christened at the Mill Lane Congregational Church.

The STAINES family

The entry for Stebbing in White's Directory of Essex 1848 lists a James STAINES under 'Boot and Shoemaker.' and a Sarah STAINES under 'Schools.' 

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.