Hundreds of Essex

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The Hundreds of Essex

Essex is divided into 19 hundreds, and in addition are the Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower (within the Beacontree Hundred) and the ancient boroughs of Colchester (locally in Lexden Hundred), Harwich (locally in Tendring Hundred), and Maldon (locally within Dengie Hundred). In former days each hundred had a hundred moot which met each month to rule on local judicial and taxation matters, though the moot's functions withered in the Middle Ages.

The Domesday Book of 1086 lists nineteen hundreds, corresponding very closely in extent and in name with those of today. The additional half-hundred of Thunreslan on the border with Suffolk border is no longer known, and the hundred of Witbrictesherna was renamed Dengie.

The Royal Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower is locally situate in Becontree Hundred.[1]

Parishes

The ancient parishes in each hundred are:[2]

Hundred Popuation Parishes
Barnstable 328,709 Basildon, Bowers Gifford, Bulphan, Chadwell, Corringham, Doddinghurst, Downham, Dunton, East Horndon, East Tilbury, Fobbing, Great Burstead, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Hutton, Ingrave, Laindon, Langdon Hills, Lee Chapel, Little Burstead, Little Thurrock, Mucking, Nevendon, North Benfleet, Orsett, Pitsea, Ramsden Bellhouse, Ramsden Crays, Shenfield, South Benfleet, Stanford le Hope, Thundersley (Dawes Heath hamlet in Rochford Hund.), Vange, West Horndon, West Tilbury, Wickford
Becontree (inc. Havering) 1,169,095 Barking, Dagenham, East Ham, Ilford, Leyton, Little Ilford, Walthamstow, Wanstead, West Ham.
Within Havering liberty: Havering-atte-Bower, Hornchurch, Romford
Chafford 145,523 Aveley, Brentwood, Childerditch, Cranham, Grays Thurrock, Great Warley, Little Warley, North Ockendon, Rainham, South Ockendon, South Weald, Stifford, Upminster, Wennington, West Thurrock
Chelmsford 187,815 Great Baddow, Little Baddow (partly in Dengie Hund.), Blackmore, Boreham, Broomfield, Buttsbury, Chelmsford, Chignal St James, Chignal Smealy, Danbury (partly in Dengie Hund.), Fryerning, East Hanningfield, West Hanningfield, South Hanningfield, Ingatestone, Great Leighs, Little Leighs, Margaretting, Mountnessing, Rettendon, Roxwell, Runwell, Sandon, Springfield, Stock, Great Waltham, Little Waltham, Widford, Woodham Ferrers (Ferris), Writtle
Clavering 6,731 Berden, Clavering, Farnham, Langley, Manuden, Ugley
Dengie 45,579 Althorne, Asheldham, Bradwell-on-Sea, Burnham, Cold Norton, Creeksea, Dengie, Hazeleigh, Latchingdon, St Lawrence, Mayland, Mundon, North Fambridge, Purleigh, Southminster, Steeple, Stow Maries, Tillingham, Woodham Mortimer, Woodham Walter
Dunmow 22,046 Barnston, Broxted, Great Canfield, Little Canfield, Chickney, Great Dunmow, Little Dunmow, Good Easter, High Easter, Great Easton, Little Easton, Lindsell, Mashbury, Pleshey, Aythorpe Roding, Berners Roding, High Roding, Leaden Roding, Margaret Roding, White Roding, Shellow Bowels, Thaxted, Tilty, Willingale Doe, Willingale Spain
Freshwell 5,285 Ashdon, Great Bardfield, Little Bardfield, Bardfield Saling, Helions Bumpstead (Essex part), Hadstock, Hempstead, Radwinter, Great Sampford, Little Sampford
Harlow 95,546 Great Hallingbury, Little Hallingbury, Harlow, Hatfield Broad Oak, Latton, Matching, Netteswell, Great Parndon, Little Parndon, Roydon (partly in Waltham Hund.), Sheering
Hinckford 93,239 Alphamstone, Ashen, Ballingdon-cum-Brundon, Belchamp Otten, Belchamp St Paul, Belchamp Walter, Birdbrook, Bocking, Borley, Braintree, Bulmer, Steeple Bumpstead, Bures, Felsted, Finchingfield, Foxearth, Gestingthorpe, Gosfield, Halstead, Great Henny, Little Henny, Haverhill (Essex part), Castle Hedingham, Sible Hedingham, Kedington (Essex part), Lamarsh, Liston, Great Maplestead, Little Maplestead, Middleton, Ovington, Panfield, Pebmarsh, Pentlow, Rayne, Ridgewell, Great Saling, Shalford, Stambourne, Stebbing, Stisted, Sturmer, Tilbury-juxta-Clare, Toppesfield, Twinstead, Wethersfield, Wickham St Paul, Great Yeldham, Little Yeldham
Lexden 162,627 West Bergholt, Great Birch, Boxted, Dedham, East Donyland, Easthorpe, Fordham, Great Horkesley, Lexden (within Colchester ancient borough), Little Horkesley, Langham, Mount Bures, Stanway, Wivenhoe, Wormingford, Aldham, Chappel, Great Coggeshall, Earls Colne, Colne Engaine, Wakes Colne, White Colne, Copford, Feering, Inworth, Markshall, Messing, Pattiswick, Great Tey, Little Tey, Marks Tey
Ongar 93,838 Abbess Roding (partly in Dunmow Hund.), Beauchamp Roding (partly in Dunmow Hund.), Bobbingworth, Chigwell, Chipping Ongar, Fyfield, Greensted, High Laver, High Ongar (partly in Chelmsford Hund.), Kelvedon Hatch, Lambourne, Little Laver, Loughton, Magdalen Laver, Moreton, Navestock, North Weald Bassett (hamlets of Thornwood and Hastingwood in Harlow Hund.), Norton Mandeville, Shelley, Stanford Rivers, Stapleford Abbotts, Stapleford Tawney, Stondon Massey, Theydon Bois, Theydon Garnon, Theydon Mount
Rochford 283,393 Ashingdon, Barling, Canewdon, Eastwood, South Fambridge, Foulness, Hadleigh, Havengore Marsh, Hawkwell, Hockley, Leigh, Paglesham, Prittlewell, Rawreth, Rayleigh, Rochford, Shopland, North Shoebury, South Shoebury, Southchurch, Great Stambridge, Little Stambridge, Sutton, Great Wakering, Little Wakering
Tendring 139,085 Alresford, Ardleigh, Beaumont-cum-Moze, Great Bentley, Little Bentley, Bradfield, Brightlingsea, Great Bromley, Little Bromley, Great Clacton, Little Clacton, Elmstead, Frating, Frinton, Great Holland, Little Holland, Kirby, Lawford, Manningtree, Mistley, Great Oakley, Little Oakley, St Osyth, Ramsey, Tendring, Thorpe-le-Soken, Thorrington, Walton-le-Soken, Weeley, Wix, Wrabness
Thurstable 22,214 Goldhanger, Heybridge, Langford, Tollesbury, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Tolleshunt Knights, Tolleshunt Major, Great Totham, Little Totham, Wickham Bishops
Uttlesford 38,850 Arkesden, Birchanger, Great Chesterford, Little Chesterford, Great Chishill, Little Chishill, Chrishall, Debden, Elmdon, Elsenham, Heydon, Henham (hamlet of Pledgdon in Clavering Hund.), Littlebury, Newport, Quendon, Rickling, Stansted Mountfitchet (hamlet of Bentfield in Clavering Hund.), Strethall, Takeley, Wenden Lofts, Wendens Ambo, Wicken Bonhunt, Widdington, Wimbish
Waltham 83,028 Chingford, Epping, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey
Winstree 17,012 Abberton, Fingringhoe, Langenhoe, Layer Breton, Layer de la Haye, Layer Marney, East Mersea, West Mersea, Peldon, Salcott, Virley, Great Wigborough, Little Wigborough
Witham 53,610 Bradwell, Great Braxted, Little Braxted, Cressing, Fairstead, Faulkbourne, Little Coggeshall, Hatfield Peverel, Kelvedon, Black Notley, White Notley, Rivenhall, Terling, Ulting, Witham

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