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Rawreth

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"RAWRETH, a parish in the hundred of ROCHFORD, county of ESSEX, 3 miles (N. W.) from Rayleigh, containing 327 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £20. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Pembroke College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, has lately received an addition of sixty free sittings, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £50 towards defraying the expense. A charity school is partly supported by contributions, averaging about £10 per annum." [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 & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Rawreth was a member of the Rochford Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Rawreth was a member of the Rochford Poor Law Union