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"MATCHING, a parish in the hundred of HARLOW, county of ESSEX, 3¼ miles (E. by N.) from Harlow containing 599 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, 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 £12. 10. 5., and in the patronage of the Trustees of Felstead school, on the nomination of the Bishop of, London. The church is dedicated to St. Mary." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
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Historical Geography

  • Matching was a member of the Harlow Hundred

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  • Matching was a member of the Epping Poor Law Union