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Little Horkesley

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"HORKSLEY (LITTLE), a parish in the Colchester division of the hundred of LEXDEN, county of ESSEX, 2½ miles (S. W. by S.) from Nayland, containing 238 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, endowed with £1200 royal bounty. Mrs. Warren and E. C. Warren, Esq. were patrons in 1825. The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. Here was a priory of Cluniac monks, subordinate to the monastery of Thetford in Norfolk, founded in the reign of Henry I. by Robert Fitz-Godebold, and Beatrix his wife, and valued at the dissolution at £27. 7. 11. per annum. The navigable river Stour runs along the northern side of this parish." [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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  • Little Horkesley was a member of the Lexden Hundred

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