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"HENHAM, a parish comprising the hamlet of Pledgon, in the hundred of CLAVERING, but chiefly in the hundred of UTTLESFORD, county of ESSEX, 4 miles (N. N. E.) from Stansted-Mountfitchet, containing 804 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the jurisdiction of the Commissary of Essex and Herts, concurrently with the Consistorial Court of the Bishop of London, rated in the king's books at £17, and in the patronage of Mr. Glynn and Mr. Feake. There is a place of worship for Independents." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

"PLEDGON, a hamlet in that part of the parish of HENHAM which is in the hundred of CLAVERING, county of ESSEX, 3½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Stansted-Mountfitchet, containing 160 inhabitants." [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

  • Henham was a member of the Clavering Hundred

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