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Lee Chapel

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"LEE CHAPEL, East Lee, or Ley, signifying the east pasture, is an extra-parochial district and liberty, about 1½ miles south of Laindon church, and sometimes returned with East Tilbury or Grays Thurrock. It was formerly a distinct manor, and is a chapelry, containing 484 acres and 8 inhabitants. Crawshaw Badey, Esq., is impropriator of the tithes. The chapel, which was anciently a chantry, is now demolished. [From the Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Kent ... , 1855]


  • 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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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Lee Chapel was a member of the Billericay Poor Law Union