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Leaden Roding

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Leaden Roding, 31 miles from London, in Dunmow union and hundred. Rochester diocese, Essex Archdeaconry, Roding deanery. Population in 1861 was 207 Acres 903.
[Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1862]

"ROOTHING (LEADEN), a parish in the hundred of DUNMOW, county of ESSEX, 6½ miles (S. S. W.) from Great Dunmow, containing 157 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, 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 £12. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Crown. Five pounds per annum, the gift of an unknown benefactor, is applied for teaching poor children." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]



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  • Leaden Roding was a member of the Dunmow Hundred

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  • Leaden Roding was a member of the Dunmow Poor Law Union