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Walthamstow

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"WALTHAMSTOW, a parish in the hundred of BECONTREE, county of ESSEX, 6 miles (N. E. by N.) from London, containing 4304 inhabitants...............The living is a vicarage, in the jurisdiction of the Commissary of London, concurrently with the Consistorial Court of the Bishop of London, rated in the king's books at £13. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Rev. W. Wilson, B. D.; it has been endowed with about £125 private benefaction. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a neat structure, originally built of flint and stone, with a tower at the west end, situated on an eminence; the tower was partly rebuilt by Sir George Monox, who also built the chapel at the east end of the north aisle, in 1535: ....... . . At Chapel End, in this parish, a chapel of ease was erected, at an expense of £1800, raised by subscription: it will accommodate about four hundred persons. There are places of worship for Independents and Unitarians. . . [More]" [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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Historical Geography

  • Walthamstow was a member of the Becontree Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Walthamstow was a member of the West Ham Poor Law Union