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Fairstead

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"FAIRSTED, a parish in the hundred of WITHAM, county of ESSEX, 4 miles (W. N. W.) from Witham, containing 263 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's, books at £6. 13. 4., and, in the patronage of the Bishop of London. The church is dedicated to St. Mary." [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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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Fairstead was a member of the Witham Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Fairstead was a member of the Braintree Poor Law Union