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Wix

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"WIX, or WEEKS, a parish in the hundred of TENDRING, county of ESSEX, 4½ miles (E. S. E.) from Manningtree, containing 818 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, endowed with £600 private benefaction, and £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Miss Hickeringhill. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. Five pounds a year, bequeathed by a Mr. Clarke, is applied in support of a small school. A Benedictine nunnery, in honour of the Virgin Mary was founded here in the time of Henry I., by Walter Mascherell and others, which, at its suppression, was valued at £92. 12. 3., and was granted to Cardinal Wolsey towards erecting and endowing his intended colleges." [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

  • Wix was a member of the Tendring Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Wix was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union