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Bowers Gifford

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“BOWERS-GIFFORD, a parish in the hundred of BARSTABLE, county of ESSEX, 4½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Rayleigh, containing 221 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £25, and in the patronage of John Curtis, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Margaret. This parish is bounded on the south by Holly and East havens, which afford a navigable communication with the Thames.” [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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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Bowers Gifford was a member of the Barstable Hundred

You can see the administrative areas in which Bowers Gifford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ746876 (Lat/Lon: 51.560254, 0.517426), Bowers Gifford which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bowers Gifford was a member of the Billericay Poor Law Union