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Purleigh

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"PURLEIGH, a parish in the hundred of DENGIE, county of ESSEX, 4 miles (S. by W.) from Maldon., containing 967 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, annexed to the Provostship of Oriel College, Oxford, and holden without institution, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £25. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is large and handsome, with an embattled tower of flint and stone. The parish school is supported by subscription." [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

  • Purleigh was a member of the Dengie Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Purleigh was a member of the Maldon Poor Law Union