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Berden

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“BERDON, a parish in the hundred of CLAVERING, county of ESSEX, 5½ miles (N. W.) from Stansted- Mountfitchet, containing 338 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, and in the patronage of the Governors of Christ's Hospital. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. The river Stort runs through the parish. A priory of Augustine canons was founded here in the reign of Henry III., the revenue of which, at the dissolution, was £35. 5. 1½. The Rev. Joseph Mede, a learned commentator on the Book of Revelations, was born here, in 1586.” [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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Historical Geography

  • Berden was a member of the Clavering Hundred

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