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Stifford

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"STIFFORD, a parish in the hundred of CHAFFORD, county of ESSEX, 1¾ mile (N. by W.) from Gray's Thurrock, containing 206 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £15, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Pembroke College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Mary." [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

  • Stifford was a member of the Chafford Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Stifford was a member of the Orsett Poor Law Union