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High Laver

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"LAVER (HIGH), a parish in the hundred of ONGAR, county of ESSEX, 4 miles (N. N. W.) from Chipping-Ongar, containing 464 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £14. 1. 8., and in the patronage of the Rev. Philip Budworth. The church is dedicated to All Saints. Here is a National school. The celebrated John Locke resided at the mansion-house of Otes in this parish, during the last two years of his life; he died in October 1704, and was interred on the south side of the church-yard: over his remains is a black marble tomb, enclosed within iron rails, and on the wall of the church is his epitaph in Latin, composed by himself." [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

  • High Laver was a member of the Onger Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • High Laver was a member of the Onger Poor Law Union