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Tolleshunt Major

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"TOLLESHUNT (MAJOR), a parish in the hundred of THURSTABLE, county of ESSEX, 5½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Maldon, containing 422 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £8. Mrs. Jegon was patroness in 1810. The church is dedicated- to St. Nicholas. The parish extends south to Blackwater river. Here is a venerable remnant of the old manor-house, consisting of a spacious brick gateway, with four embattled turrets." [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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Historical Geography

  • Tolleshunt Major was a member of the Thurstable Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Tolleshunt Major was a member of the Maldon Poor Law Union