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"RAMSEY, a parish in the hundred of TENDRING, county of ESSEX, 3 miles (W.S.W.) from Harwich, containing 676 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £15, and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The river Stour is navigable here for vessels of two hundred and fifty tons' burden. At the lower part of Ramsey creek, which is crossed by a bridge on the London and Harwich road, an embankment has been made, to check the encroachments of the tide, upon five hundred acres of marsh land, gained from the sea within the last twenty years. Thomas Darall, in 1771, founded a free school, the annual income of which is about £14." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

"FOULTON, a hamlet in the parish of RAMSEY, hundred of TENDRING, county of ESSEX, 3½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Harwich. The population is returned with the parish. Here was formerly a chapel, long since demolished." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Parkeston - a place within this parish

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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

  • Ramsey was a member of the Tendring Hundred

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM211304 (Lat/Lon: 51.928179, 1.214416), Ramsey which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Ramsey was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union