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Canning Town in West Ham parish

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"CANNING TOWN is a populous district in Church street ward, in the parish of West Ham, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Becontree, . . . Holy Trinity ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1868 from the parishes of West Ham and Plaistow. The church of Holy Trinity, situated in the Barking road, is a brick building, chiefly in the Early English style . . ." [Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1882]



  • 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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