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Colne Engaine

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“COLNE (ENGAIN), a parish in the Witham division of the hundred of LEXDEN, county of ESSEX, 2 ¾ miles (E.) from Halstead, containing 547 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £13. 17. 6., and in the patronage of the Governors of Christ's Hospital. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew. This parish is bounded on the south by the river Colne, near which passes the Roman road from Colchester. There is a small endowment for the instruction of children.” [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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Historical Geography

  • Colne Engaine was a member of the Hinckford Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Colne Engaine was a member of the Halstead Poor Law Union