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"WEATHERSFIELD, a parish in the hundred of HINCKFORD, county of ESSEX, 6¾ miles (N. N. W.) from Braintree, containing 1558 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £12, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. There is a place of worship for Independents. Thomas Fitch, in 1702, bequeathed land producing £30 per annum, for teaching and partly clothing twenty boys: and Dorothy Motte gave land, producing about £20 a year, for teaching, partly clothing, and finding books, for twenty girls." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Blackmore End - a place within this parish



  • 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

  • Wethersfield was a member of the Hinckford Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wethersfield was a member of the Braintree Poor Law Union