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Thundersley

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"THUNDERSLEY, a parish partly in the hundred of ROCHFORD, consisting of the hamlet of Thundersley, but chiefly in the hundred of BARSTABLE, county of ESSEX, 2¼ miles (S. W. by W.) from Rayleigh, containing 546 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £14.13. 4., and in the patronage of the Rev, G. Hemming. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an admixture of the Norman and. early English styles of architecture." [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 and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Thundersley was a member of the Barstable Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Thundersley was a member of the Rochford Poor Law Union