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Aveley

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“AVELEY, a parish (formerly a market town) in the hundred of CHAFFORD, county of ESSEX, 1¾ mile (N.E.) from Purfleet, containing 733 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £14.10.5, and in the patronage of the Bishop of London. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. Here is an endowed almshouse.” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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Census

  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex
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Church History

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Aveley was a member of the Chafford Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Aveley was a member of the Orsett Poor Law Union