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Great Easton

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"EASTON (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of DUNMOW, county of ESSEX, 2½ miles (N. N. W.) from Great Dunmow, containing 755 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £8. 13. 4., and in the patronage of R. Saumarez, Esq. and Lord Viscount Maynard alternately. The church is dedicated to St. John. In 1759, Rebecca Mead bequeathed tenements and land, now producing £38 per annum, for clothing and teaching ten girls; and in 1761, Charles, Lord Maynard, endowed a school for six boys of this parish, and six of Little Easton. There is a small sum for apprenticing children." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]


  • 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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Historical Geography

  • Great Easton was a member of the Dunmow Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Great Easton was a member of the Dunmow Poor Law Union