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History of Hazeleigh >> White's Directory 1848
HAZELEIGH, a small parish of scattered houses, from 2 to 3 miles South South West of Maldon, has only 131 souls, 1360 acres of land, finely undulated, and watered by a stream flowing eastward to the Blackwater.
H.S. Blake and B. Kerr, Esqrs., own most of the soil and are lords of the manor. and patrons of the discharged rectory, valued in K.B. at £4.13s.4d., and in 1831 at £258, and now in the incumbency of the Rev. George Parry Marriott, M.A., of Eynsford, Kent. The g1ebe is 15A.lR., but there is no Rectory House. The tithes were commuted in 1844, for £287.5s. per annum.
The Church (St. Nicholas,) is a small fabric of timber, plastered, standing in the corner of a meadow near the Hall, now a farm house.
Serlo and Ailmer held the parish in the Confessor's reign, and at the Conquest it was given to Ralph Peverell. It afterwards passed to the Horewood, Alleyn, Mildmay, Smith, and Irwin families.
In 1838, some labourers, while digging in a field here, discovered a stone coffin, of shell limestone, about three feet below the surface of the ground. It was 4 inches thick and about 6 feet 9 inches long, and contained a female skeleton.
An estate, called Jenkins, or Jenkin Maldon, is partly in this and partly in Maldon parish.
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Hazeleigh - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Hazeleigh - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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