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Willingale Doe

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"WILLINGALE-DOE, a parish in the hundred of DUNMOW, county of ESSEX, 4½ miles (N. E.) from Chipping-Ongar, containing 434 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, with that of Shellow-Bowels consolidated, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Commissary of Essex and Herts, concurrently with the Consistorial Court of the Bishop, of London, rated in the king's books at £16, and in the patronage. of T, Q. Bramston, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Christopher, stands in the same churchyard with that of Willingale-Spain; the parishes are much intermixed, though quite distinct as to ecclesiastical and civil concerns. Robert Cole, in 1733, gave an annuity of £4 for teaching six poor children; there is also a small sum, the bequest of the Rev. Mr. Walker, for purchasing books." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]



  • 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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  • Willingale Doe was a member of the Dunmow Hundred

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  • Willingale Doe was a member of the Onger Poor Law Union