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Plaistow St Mary

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"PLAISTOW, a ward in the parish of WEST-HAM, hundred of BEACONTREE, county of ESSEX, 5 miles (E. by N.) from London. The population is returned with the parish. It is bounded on the south by the Thames, and on the west by Bow creek. The living is a district incumbency, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, and in the patronage of the Vicar of West Ham. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, was completed in 1830, at an expense of £4800, towards which the parliamentary commissioners contributed £2300; it is a neat edifice, in the later style of English architecture. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyan Methodists." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

 "Plaistow St Mary is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Essex, created in 1844 from West Ham Ancient Parish.”

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  • 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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