History of Doddinghurst

All Saints Church
All Saints Church, Doddinghurst.
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Welcome to the home page for the History of Doddinghurst and its inhabitants.

Below you find links to a range of sources transcribed by History House. Further below under 'more family and local history sources' you will find additional links to help you.

The Fox Hatch area was once part of Doddinghurst. It is now in Kelvedon Hatch parish.

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Voters in 1836 South Essex Election

Doddinghurst inhabitants who voted in the 1836 South Essex election.

White's Directory of Essex 1848

DODDINGHURST, a pleasant but straggling village and parish, at the north-west extremity of this hundred, and in >>more.

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

White's Directory of Essex 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

Doddinghurst Criminal Cases

Court cases involving Doddinghurst residents - ongoing project >>more.

Education in Doddinghurst

Reports and returns on schools and education in Doddinghurst.

Doddinghurst Poor

Under the Poor Law of 1834, Doddinghurst became part of the Ongar Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.

Images and Maps of Doddinghurst

For images of Doddinghurst see our article on Essex Images for Family History.

For maps of Doddinghurst see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.

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My Doddinghurst Ancestors

Are your ancestors from Doddinghurst? Why not tell us their story: My Doddinghurst Ancestors.

More family and local history sources

New to researching your family tree or unsure where to find information? Take a look at our Your Ancestors section of the website. It contains tips, advice, links to resources, and stories.

Discover how to explore newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors.

Search for Doddinghurst census returns at Ancestry.co.uk.

1841 England Census | 1851 England Census | 1861 England Census
1871 England Census | 1881 England Census | 1891 England Census
1901 England Census | 1911 England Census

Search for Doddinghurst census returns at Findmypast.co.uk.

1841 Census | 1851 Census | 1861 Census | 1871 Census | 1881 Census | 1891 Census | 1901 Census | 1911 Census

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All types of objects relating to family history are sold on Ebay. Photographs, copies of Wills, house conveyancing, bills of sale, and much, much more. See our article Essex Ancestors on eBay

If you're looking for pictures of Doddinghurst to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards

Books featuring Doddinghurst from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Doddinghurst.

Books featuring Essex on Amazon. Just click the logo. This link is already formatted for Essex History in the book section. Refine the search to look for Doddinghurst, such as: Doddinghurst history.

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The Essex Record Office 'ERO' is an excellent starting point for research. The ERO has an online catalogue by the name of Essex Archives Online which includes parish registers. Access to both via the ERO's homepage.

Also try FreeReg: a database of parish registers transcribed by volunteers. The Essex coverage is increasing each day.

Essex1841.com transcript of 1841 census

Websites on All Saints' Church and the associated Priest House (grade II listed) containg historical information on the buildings and the parish.

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Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

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Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

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Doddinghurst - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Book cover: Kelvedon Hatch, 1840 - 1920

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Kelvedon Hatch, 1840 - 1920: A Guided Tour

Go on a guided tour of Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, during the 19th and early 20th centuries (includes the Fox Hatch part of Doddinghurst). With the help of photographs, newspapers, parish records and census returns, the story of each house is revealed, as are the lives of some of their occupants.

It was a parish of many contrasts: from wealthy land-owners living in grand Georgian mansions with numerous servants, to agricultural workers struggling against poverty in overcrowded and dilapidated cottages. Discover how the landscape changed after the common land was enclosed, and how farmers struggled to cope with the agricultural depression. Find out about the role of the parish in WW1 when it was at the front line of Britain's fight against the Zeppelins. See how the new school was established and functioned, and why a new parish church was built. There are stories of crime, bankruptcy, poverty, scandal, revenge, leisure and migration.

Even if you have never been to Kelvedon Hatch, with the help of detailed maps and photographs, you will find yourself immersed in its history.

128 pages, 11 maps and diagrams, 77 black and white photographs

Published by History House and available in paperback or ebook.

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Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?

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Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.