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Debden

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"DEBDEN, a parish in the hundred of UTTLESFORD, county of ESSEX, 4¼ miles (N. W. by W.) from Thaxted, containing 940 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and. diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £34. R. M. F. Chiswell, Esq. was patron in 1796. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has at the east end an octangular chapel, containing several handsome monuments of the Chiswells; the font, an elegant piece of workmanship, adorned with statues, was presented by the late Mr. Chiswell." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
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