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Virley

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"VIRLEY, a parish in the hundred of WINSTREE, county of ESSEX, 8¼ miles (S. S. W.) from Colchester, containing 58 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £7. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Bishop of London. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. Verley creek is navigable on the east to the North sea." [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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Historical Geography

  • Virley was a member of the Winstree Hundred

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Maps

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