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Goldhanger

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"GOLDHANGER, a parish in the hundred of THURSTABLE, county of ESSEX, 4¼ miles (E. N. E.) from Maldon, containing 459 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £25. 19. 4½. N. Westcombe, Esq. was patron in 1798. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The parish is bounded on the south by the Blackwater river and Osey island. There are very extensive salterns, at which the manufacture of salt from sea-water is carried on with considerable success by the agency of steam: they are recorded in Domesday book as existing at the time of the Norman survey." [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

  • Goldhanger was a member of the Thurstable Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Goldhanger was a member of the Maldon Poor Law Union