History of Rayleigh
Rayleigh from the church tower.
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History of Rayleigh >> Poll of Voters 1836
Rayleigh voters - 1836 South Essex Election
These are the residents and non-resident landowners of Rayleigh who voted in the 1836 South Essex Election. Candidates were George Palmer, a Conservative, and Champion Edward Branfill, a Whig-Radical. Source: Chelmsford Chronicle 17 and 24 June 1836, Essex Record Office.
Sir John Head Bart.
Charles Clark Noone
Golden N. Prentice
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Rayleigh - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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