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Little Ilford

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"ILFORD (LITTLE), a parish in the hundred of BECONTREE, county of ESSEX, 7 miles (E. N. E.) from London, containing 87 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £11. 13. 9. James H. Leigh, Esq. was patron in 1815. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. In this parish, with those of East and West Ham, Leyton, and Wansted, a great mart is annually held for cattle brought from Wales, Scotland, and the North of England, from February until May." [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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Historical Geography

  • Little Ilford was a member of the Becontree Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Little Ilford was a member of the West Ham Poor Law Union