History of South Fambridge

South Fambridge Church - exterior
All Saints Church, South Fambridge.
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History of South Fambridge >> White's Directory 1848

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

FAMBRIDGE, a small parish. with only 94 inhabitants and 1232 acres of land, is situated on the south side of the river Crouch, opposite North Fambridge, in Dengie Hundred to which there is a ferry. It is about 4 miles North North East of Rayleigh, and North North West of Rochford.

It was given by Edward the Confessor to Ely Abbey, but the manor afterwards passed to the Gate and Osborn families, the latter of whom held it during many generations, and sold it to the Stephenson's.

E. Stephenson, Esq., is now lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £17, and in 1831 at £428. The Rev. Septs. Nottidge, M.A., of Ashingdon, is the incumbent.

The Church (All Saints,) is a small plain structure, which was built in 1846. Fanciful etymologists have derived the name of the parish from a supposed ancient bridge. and the froth or foam of the passing stream, near which is a tract of rich marshes.

The Farmers are:- Reuben Dines, Pulpit's Farm; J. Keyes, of Little Stambridge; John Mew, of Canewdon; John Potter, Farmbridge Hall; and Mrs. Lawrence, victualler, Ferry Inn

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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South Fambridge - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

South Fambridge - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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