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East Donyland

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"DONYLAND (EAST), a parish in the Colchester division of the hundred of LEXDEN, county of ESSEX, 3¼ miles (S. E. by S.) from Colchester, containing 562 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £10. The Rev. Charles Hewitt was patron in 1801. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence. The navigable river Colne forms the eastern boundary of the parish, and there receives the river Roman." [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

  • East Donyland was a member of the Lexden Hundred

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