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Little Bentley

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“BENTLEY (LITTLE), a parish in the hundred of TENDRING, county of ESSEX, 5½ miles (S. by E.) from Manningtree, containing 402 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £13, and in the patronage of Robert Foot, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a place of worship for- Wesleyan Methodists.” [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

  • Little Bentley was a member of the Tendring Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Little Bentley was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union