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Finchingfield

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"FINCHINGFIELD, a parish in the hundred of HINCKFORD, county of ESSEX, 5½ miles (E. by N.) from Thaxted, containing 2007 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £18. R. Marriot, Esq. was patron in 1810. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. There is a place of worship for Independents. William Bendlowes, in 1576, founded an almshouse for four widows, towards the maintenance of whom Sir Robert Kempe left £5 per annum; he also bequeathed £5 a year for a school; and Ann Cole, in 1730, gave a rent-charge of £6.3.; for teaching and apprenticing children." [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 and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • Finchingfield was a member of the Hinckford Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Finchingfield was a member of the Braintree Poor Law Union