Ancient Goldhanger Documents

a selection of the ancient and past documents held in the archives

in two parts, all in chronological order

go straight to: 1100s 1200s 1300s 1400s 1500s 1600s 1700s 1800s 1900s-onwards

1085 - Domesday Book entry for Goldhanger. . .

Probably the oldest document in existence that refers to the village.

Here is an extract, but in its original form it is difficult to understand. . .

...fortunately there is a translations. . . Domesday entry for Goldhanger

 

1180 - Extract from Monasticon Anglicanum...

referring in Latin to Beeleigh Abbey ownership of Goldhanger village (reprinted in 1610) ...

full screen & enlarge see... Effects of the Reformation

1293 - Presentation of Revd Wytham to Goldangre. . .

See... St-Peters history

 

1325 - the rector was prosecuted for Forestalling. . .

(Forestalling was a offence in English common law, and term used to describe an unacceptable method of influencing the market, usually food)

See... St-Peters history

 

1361 - Customs inspectors John Grete, Maldon and William Pellard, Goldangre. . .

See... Smuggling

 

1549 - Church Goods, an inventory of the contents of St Peters Church. . .

The Maura Benham book Goldhanger - an estuary village describes the effect of the reformation on St Peters Church in Goldhanger. This document identifies the contents of the Church before that event. . .

full screen & enlarge          See... St-Peters history

 

1600s - Extracts from the Court Rolls . . .

full screen & enlarge     see... other Court and Newspaper Reports

 

1650s - Short Arithmetick, book written by the Revd. Edward Howes, Goldhanger Rector. . .

A summary of the achievements of this rector are given in... The Revd Edward Howes

The title page, introduction, and index of his 100 page hardback book are shown here. . .

      

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1661 - Watermill at Goldhanger. . .

see... Goldhanger Lost

1710 Goldhanger cum Capella de Totham pava...

see... The Reformation

 

1768 Goldhanger, an extract from History and antiquities of the Essex, by Philip Morant. . .

 

1768 - Highams Manor, an extract from History and antiquities of the Essex, by Philip Morant. . .

 

see... the Highams family and... Farms - Highams

 

1768 - Follifaunts manor, an extract from History and antiquities of the Essex, by Philip Morant. . .

 

See... Follyfaunts booklet and... Farms - Follyfaults

 

1768 - Fawlty manor, an extract from History and antiquities of the Essex, by Philip Morant. . .

see... Farms - Vaulty

1787 - Degrees & Tithe Causes, a report of a court case of non-payment of tithes at Longwick Farm. . .

see... Farms - Longwick

 

1813 - An agricultural survey, referring to Mr Lee of Bounds Farm. . .

See... Estuary - seawall

1818 - the Goldhanger entry in   Excursions in the County of Essex . . .

See... Goldhanger hall - where is it?    &     Salt extraction on the Blackwater

 

1831 - an extract from  The History and Topography of the County of Essex  for Goldhanger. . .

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1832 - Rectory and Parsonage sales poster. . .

full screen & enlarge        see... other property sales posters & brochures

 

1841 - Electoral Register for Goldhanger...      (note: this was at a time when only landowners could vote)

full screen & enlarge      see... Population of Goldhanger

 

1848 - Communion Silver thank you letter...

see... The Leigh family

 

1848 - Goldhanger entry in Whites directory. . .

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1850s - part of an architectural description of the new rectory designed by well known architect Ewan Christian and funded by the Leigh family . . .

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See... more art - The Rectory drawing and... History of the Victorian Rectory

 

1851 - from the Illustrated London News  Great Exhibition  review...

 

1873 - Bellringer's rules...

see... Bells at St Peters

1883 - Transactions of the Epidemiological Society...

see... Public Health at Goldhanger

 

1890 - Descriptions of Goldhanger Decoy Ponds in Birds of Essex, by Essex historian and author, Miller Christy. . .

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 see... Decoy Ponds and... Miller Christy - biography

 

1891 - Extract from a report on Maldon water supplies by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine...

see... Public Health at Goldhanger

 

1898 - Extract from  Maldon & the River Blackwater  by E.A. Fitch...

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1899 - Goldhanger entry in Kellys Directory. . .

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