"FOBBING, a parish in the hundred of BARSTABLE,
county of ESSEX, 3½ miles (E.) from Horndon on the
Hill, containing 407 inhabitants. The living is a rectory,
in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London,
rated in the king's books at £21, and in the patronage
of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St.
Michael. This parish has Shell-haven and the Thames
on the south, and Holly and East havens on the east." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]