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Rayne

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"RAYNE, a parish in the hundred of HINCKFORD, county of ESSEX, 1¾ mile (W.) from Braintree, containing 343 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £14. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Earl of Essex. The church is dedicated to All Saints; the nave is extremely ancient." [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

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Rayne was a member of the Braintree Poor Law Union