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Little Wakering

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"WAKERING (LITTLE), a parish in the hundred of ROCHFORD, county of ESSEX, 4½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Southend, containing 262 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £12, and in the patronage of the Governors of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. Potten island, in this parish, is formed by Broomhill river and Wakering haven." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

"WALLASEA (ISLE-OF), an island, partly in the parishes of CANEWDON, EASTWOOD, PAGLESHAM, GREAT-STAMBRIDGE, and LITTLE-WAKERING, hundred of ROCHFORD, county of ESSEX, 6 miles (E. N. E.) from Rochford. It is now a peninsula, formed by the rivers Crouch and Broomhill, and joined to the main land by a causeway, kept up at the expense of the several parishes to which it belongs." [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 Wakering was a member of the Rochford Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Little Wakering was a member of the Rochford Poor Law Union