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History of Sewardstone
Welcome to the home page for the History of Sewardstone and its inhabitants.
Below you find links to a range of sources transcribed by History House. Further below under 'more local history sources' you will find to links to other places on the web where you can continue your research.
For other locations in Essex see our alphabetical list of Essex towns and villages.
White's Directory of Essex 1848 and 1863
For details of history and inhabitants, see entry for Waltham Abbey.
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.
Education in Sewardstone
See Waltham Abbey for reports and returns on schools and education in Sewardstone.
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Sewardstone became part of the Edmonton Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
My Sewardstone Ancestors
Are your ancestors from Sewardstone? Why not tell us their story: My Ancestors.
More local history sources
Discover how to explore newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors.
Ebay is now a great source for 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. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box. >>
Also on Ebay are legal documents on vellum. This link is formatted for Essex. (Sometimes I think these should be in an archive.) >>
Books featuring Sewardstone from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Sewardstone.
Search for Sewardstone census returns at ancestry.co.uk.
The Essex Record Office 'ERO' is an excellent starting point for research. The ERO has an online catalogue by the name of SEAX and many of the parish registers are now available online. Access to both via the ERO's homepage.
1881 Ordnance Survey Map from the British History Online web site (Essex: 049, Ordnance Survey 1:10,560: Epoch 1.0).
Ordnance Survey - type the place name in the gazetteer search box to view detailed map of Sewardstone.
Heritage Gateway. Database of national and local records of England's historic sites and buildings. Includes records and photographs of all listed buildings, and historical and archaeological information on locations throughout England.