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Little Sampford

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"SAMPFORD (LITTLE), a parish in the hundred of FRESHWELL, county of ESSEX, 3¾ miles (N. E. by E.) from Thaxted, containing 365 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 £11, and in the patronage of the Warden and Fellows of New College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Mary." [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 and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Little Sampford was a member of the Freshwell Hundred

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Maps

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