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Lawford

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"LAWFORD, a parish in the hundred of TENDRING, county of ESSEX, 1½ mile (W.) from Manningtree, containing 688 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £15, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of St. John's College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has recently received an addition of one hundred and sixty sittings, of which, one hundred and ten are free, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches having contributed £100. In 1723, John Leach bequeathed a rent-charge of £22. 4., for teaching ten poor children, and clothing ten poor persons not receiving parochial relief. The navigable river Stour runs on the south of this parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
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Census

  • 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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Church History

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Lawford was a member of the Tendring Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Lawford was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union