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Fordham

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"FORDHAM, a parish in the Colchester division of the hundred of LEXDEN, county of ESSEX, 6 miles (N. W. by W.) from Colchester, containing 696 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the kings books at £14.4. 2. The Countess de Grey was patroness in 1804. The church is dedicated to All Saints." [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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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Fordham was a member of the Lexden Hundred

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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL927286 (Lat/Lon: 51.922564, 0.800913), Fordham which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law