"WALTHAM (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of CHELMSFORD, county of ESSEX, 4½ miles (N. by W.) from Chelmsford, containing, with the chapelry of Black-Chapel, 1883 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £18. 13.4., and hi the patronage of the President and Fellows of Trinity College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Mary and St. Lawrence. The river Chelmer runs through the parish. Courts leet and baron are held here on the Thursday in Whitsun-week." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
“BLACK-CHAPEL, a chapelry in the parish of GREAT-WALTHAM, hundred of CHELMSFORD, county of ESSEX, 9 miles (N. by W.) from Chelmsford. The population is returned with the parish.” [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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- Great Waltham was a member of the Chelmsford Hundred
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- Great Waltham was a member of the Chelmsford Poor Law Union