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East Mersea

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"MERSEA (EAST), a parish in the hundred of WINSTREE, county of ESSEX, 9 miles (S.S.E.) from Colchester, containing 282 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £21, and in the patronage of the Crown. The church, which is dedicated to St. Edmund, has a square stone tower, which formerly served as a land-mark, and supported a beacon. This parish is bounded on the north by Pyefleet channel, and on the east and south by the Colne, near its confluence with the Blackwater." [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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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • East Mersea was a member of the Winstree Hundred

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


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.