History of Stebbing

Stebbing © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.frithphotos.com
High Street, Stebbing, c.1960
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Stebbing 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's one for Stebbing on a famous portly man.

jacob powell

The every-day book, or, The guide to the year by William Hone 1825

Corpulency

On the 13th of October* 1754 died in Stebbing, in Essex, Mr Jacob Powell. He weighed nearly forty stone or five hundred and sixty pounds. His body was above five yards in circumference and his limbs were in proportion lie; had sixteen men to carry him to his grave.

*Other sources give his date of death as 6th October.

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

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Stebbing - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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