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Mistley

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"MISTLEY, a parish in the hundred of TENDRING, county of ESSEX, ½ a mile (E.) from Manningtree, containing 778 inhabitants. The living is a discharge rectory, with the curacy of Manningtree, and the vicarage of Bradfield, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £16. 13. 4. F. H. Rigby, Esq. was patron in 1811. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, stands about a mile north-west from the site of the former structure, and was consecrated in 1735, having been rebuilt, principally at the expense of Edward Rigby, Esq. The river Stour is navigable at the village, where are good quays- and commodious warehouses for corn, malt, and coal, in which articles much business is carried on: the quay, port, and warehouses, at Mistley, belong to the proprietor of Mistley hall. The petty sessions for the division of Tendring are held here on Mondays, once in five weeks, alternately with Thorpe, Manningtree, and Great Bromley." [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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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Mistley was a member of the Tendring Hundred

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM117318 (Lat/Lon: 51.9444, 1.078775), Mistley which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Mistley was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union