Great Bentley

St Mary the Virgin, Great Bentley

BENTLEY (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of TENDRING, county of ESSEX, 8 miles (E S E) from Colchester, containing 794 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king’s books at £7, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop of London. The church is dedicated to St Mary. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The parochial school is endowed with about £15 per annum.
Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831)

The earliest register is badly damaged – I have not yet completed my transcription

Great Bentley baptisms DP 171-1-2 1664-1708

Great Bentley baptisms DP 171-1-3 1708-1773

Great Bentley baptisms DP 171-1-4 1773-1812

Great Bentley burials DP 171-1-2 1665-1708

Great Bentley burials DP 171-1-3 1708-1773

Great Bentley marriages DP 171-1-2 1665-1708

Great Bentley marriages DP 171-1-3 1708-1754

Other records can be found at Essex and Suffolk Surnames

Further registers for Great Bentley are included in the FreeREG database.

  • history of Great Bentley
  • Great Bentley is part of the Tendring Hundred