"HARWICH, a sea-port and borough and market-town, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Tendring, county of ESSEX, 42 miles (N. E. by E.) from Chelmsford, and 72 (N. E. by E.) from London, containing 4010 inhabitants. . . The borough comprises the parishes of Dover-court and St. Nicholas, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London. The living of Dover-court is a vicarage, with the perpetual curacy of St. Nicholas, rated in the king's books at £5. 0. 10., . . . The church of St. Nicholas was rebuilt in 1820, at an expense of £18,000: . . . There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Wesleyan Methodists. A school-room, with an adjoining house for the master, was built in 1724, . . . Two almshouses for aged widows were built by the corporation in 1785. . . [More]" [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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You can see the administrative areas in which Harwich has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM260325 (Lat/Lon: 51.945063, 1.286938), Harwich which are provided by:
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- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Harwich was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union