History of Tilbury Juxta Clare

St Margaret's Church Tilbury Juxta Clare - exterior
St Margaret's Church, Tilbury Juxta Clare
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History of Tilbury Juxta Clare >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

TILBURY-JUXTA-CLARE is a small village and parish, 4 miles South of Clare, and 7 miles North by West of Halstead, containing only 276 souls, and 925 acres of land, having a hilly surface and a fertile, but rather heavy soil.

The Earl of Mornington is lord of the manor, and owner of Tilbury Hall, an ancient farmhouse, which had formerly a park, and was long held by the Vere and Townshend families.

Sir Francis De Vere was a renowned general in the reign of Elizabeth; and Horatio de Vere, another warrior of this ancient family, was created Baron Vere, of Tilbury, in 1625; but on his death without male issue, in 1635, the title became extinct.

B. Chandler, C. Giblin, K. Viall, J. James, Mrs. Way, and several smaller owners, have land here.

The Church is a small ancient stone building, with a brick tower, and two bells. The rectory is consolidated with that of Ovington. The church clerk has part of the meadow at Ashen, said to have been given by a lady who was buried in the church.

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Tilbury Juxta Clare - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Tilbury Juxta Clare - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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