for the Village of Stebbing, EssexA 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.
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, Ancestor List
and Wills Index
Location and general
The High Street is full of interesting cottages, including many that
are colourfully decorated and covered in decorative plasterwork (known
This last picture is from Stebbing Green but typical of many of the
older outlying cottages in the general area.
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
no known relation to me).
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.
Friend's Meeting House
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 familyThe
entry for Stebbing in White's Directory of Essex 1848 lists a James
STAINES under 'Boot and Shoemaker.' and a Sarah STAINES under
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.