History of Stanford Rivers

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Stanford Rivers Snippets

When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here is one for Stanford Rivers about an incident of rabies.

The Essex Standard 10 August 1878

Hydrophobia
On Monday, July 29, a hay carter, named John Hunn, who was better known in the district by the name of Blondin, was taken ill while at a beer-house at Standford Rivers, and was removed to the Ongar Union-house, where he was attended by Dr. Grattan, who found him to be in a delirious state. He gradually became worse, and manifested symptoms of hydrophobia, and he died on Thursday, August 1, Dr. Grattan being of opinion from the symptoms that death was due to hydrophobia.

The deceased was bitten on the 21st May, 1874, by the same dog which attacked Mr. Brown, son of Mr. Brown, farmer and dealer, of Standford Rivers, who, it will be remebered, died about 12 months since from hydrophobia, after suffering intensely from this terrible visitation.

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Stanford Rivers - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Stanford Rivers - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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