Aythorpe Roding or Aythorpe Roothing, 31 miles from London, is in Dunmow union and hundred. Rochester Diocese, Essex Archdeaconry, Roding deanery. Population in 1861 was 267 Acres 1,304.
[Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1862]
"ROOTHING (AYTHORPE), a parish in the hundred of DUNMOW, county of ESSEX, 5½ miles (S. W. by S.) from Great Dunmow, containing 234 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the jurisdiction of the Commissary of Essex and Herts, concurrently with the Consistorial Court of the Bishop of London, rated in the king's books at £12, and in the patronage of the Rev. J. Oldham. The church is dedicated to St. Mary." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]