History of Sturmer

church - exterior
St. Mary's Church, Sturmer
© Copyright Robert Edwards contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

History of Sturmer >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

STURMER, or Sturmere, a small village and parish, 1½ mile South East of Haverhill, is watered by a tributary stream of the river Stour, and contains 333 souls, and 925 acres of land. It had its name from a lake or mere of the Stour, which formerly covered about 20 acres.

J. and H. Purkis, Esqrs., have neat houses here, and own a great part of the parish, purchased in 1832 of R. P. Todd, Esq., and formerly belonging to the Goldingham, Coggeshall, Claydon and other families.

A farm here of 34A. 3R. 34P., called Parker's, and now let for £35 a year, was given by two maiden sisters, at an early period, jointly to the parishes of Sturmer and Kedington, for the reparation of their churches and the relief of their poor.

Sturmer Church is a curious old building, very imperfectly lighted by small lancet windows. Its only entrance is under a Norman arch, with a single zig zag ornament.

The rectory, valued in K. B. at £8.10s., and in 1831 at £204, is in the patronage of the Duke of Rutland, and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Hicks, who has an ancient residence, and about 20A. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1840 for £267 per annum.

Back to History of Sturmer

my ancestors logo

My Ancestors.

Are your ancestors from Sturmer? Why not tell us their story: My Sturmer Ancestors.

Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

newspaper
Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.

Help me find my ancestors

map
Sturmer - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

map
Sturmer - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0

Looking for an unusual Christmas Present?

Why not buy a DNA kit for a family member?

Let them discover the story of their ancestors.

The kit is delivered to their door. Now discounted to £63 on Ancestry

Learn more at Ancestry DNA.

Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?

Southminster

Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.