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"MOUNTNESSING, a parish in the hundred of CHELMSFORD, county of ESSEX, 2 miles (S. W.) from Ingatestone, containing 728 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £11, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty. F. B. Bramston, Esq. was patron in 1802. The church is dedicated to St. Giles. Richard Beyley, in 1743, bequeathed a house and land in support of a school for teaching poor children. A priory of Augustine canons was founded, in the reign of Stephen, at Thoby in this parish, by Michael Capra, Roise his wife, and William their son: it was dedicated to St. Mary and St. Leonard, and, at the dissolution, had a revenue of £75. 6. 10." [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

  • Mountnessing was a member of the Chelmsford Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Mountnessing was a member of the Billericay Poor Law Union