History of Creeksea

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All Saints Church, Creeksea.
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History of Creeksea >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

CRICKSEA, or CRIXETH, is a small village and parish, on the north aide of the navigable river Crouch, 2 miles West North West of Burnham, and contains 199 souls, and 848 acres of land. Some of its houses adjoin the village of Ostend, which is mostly in Burnham parish.

Lady Mildmay and J.B. Daubuz, Esq., own nearly all the soil, and the former is lady of the manor, which formerly belonged to the Chanceux, Darcy, Harrys, and other families. Aluuard held it in the Confessor's time, and Mediun at the Norman Survey.

The Church (All Saints,) is a small ancient fabric, and the rectory valued in K.B. at £9.8s.10d., and in 1831 at £400, is consolidated with the vicarage of Althorne, where the incumbent resides, there being no parsonage house here.

The poor parishioners have 18s.11½d. yearly from Aylett's Charity, as noticed with Southminster; and a yearly rent~charge of £1, left by an unknown donor, out of land, called Mustards.

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