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Orsett

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"ORSETT, a parish in the hundred of BARSTABLE, county of ESSEX, 18½ miles (S. S. W.) from Chelmsford, containing 1130 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 £29. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Giles and All Saints. There is an endowed school for educating and clothing fourteen boys, founded by Edward Anson, Esq. Orsett Hall, the manor-house, was erected upwards of three hundred and fifty years ago. In the neighbourhood are vestiges of ancient intrenchments, enclosing four or five acres." [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

  • Orsett was a member of the Barstable Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Orsett was a member of the Orsett Poor Law Union