Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Wix

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.


Primary tabs

"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]



  • 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


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Wix area or see them printed on a map.


Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Wix which are provided by:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Wix to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

  • Wix was a member of the Tendring Hundred

You can see the administrative areas in which Wix has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wix was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union