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Stanway

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"STANWAY, a parish in the Colchester division of the hundred of LEXDEN, county of ESSEX, 4 miles (W. by S.) from Colchester, containing 479 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £10. 17. 6., and in the patronage of the President and Fellows of Magdalene College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has lately received an addition of eighty sittings, of which fifty are free; the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £50 towards defraying the expense. A number of large bones and other remains, probably of elephants brought over by Claudius in 43, was found here, in 1764, lying in a stratum of sea-sand and shells." [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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Historical Geography

  • Stanway was a member of the Lexden Hundred

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