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Belchamp Otten

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“BELCHAMP (OTTON), a parish in the hundred of HINCKFORD, county of ESSEX, 5¼ miles (N. by E.) from Castle - Hedingham, containing 352 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £12, and in the patronage of the Rev. John Cox. The church is dedicated to St. Ethelbert and All Saints. Albright's chapel, formerly in this parish, has been long since demolished.” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]



  • 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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  • Belchamp Otten was a member of the Hinckford Hundred

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