Abberton Essex 1911

Abberton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Abbington

Parish church: St. Andrew
Denomination: Church of England

Parish registers begin: 1560

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan

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Parishes adjacent to Abberton

Parish History

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Abberton, a parish in Lexden district, Essex; on the river Roman, 4 miles south of Colchester. Acres, 1,067. Real property, £1,574. Pop., 269. Houses, 59. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £289 (with habitable glebe-house). Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is plain but good; and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The National Gazetteer 1868

Abberton, a par. in the hund. of Winstree, union of Lexden, in the co. of Essex, 4 miles S. of Colchester. The living is a rect.*1 in the dioc. of Rochester, val. £289, in the patron, of the lord chancellor. The church, which is small and plain, with a brick steeple, is dedicated to St. Andrew. The Wesleyans have a chapel here. It is watered by the river Roman.

Source: The National Gazetteer: a Topographical Dictionary of the British Islands compiled from the latest and best sources and illustrated with a complete county atlas and numerous maps. Vol. 1. Virtue & Co. London. 1868.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Abberton, 3 m. S. Colchester. P. 248

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Abberton (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Lexden and Winstree, hundred of Winstree, N division of Essex, 4 ¼ miles (S.) from Colchester; containing 248 individuals. It is situated about a mile and a half to the east of the river Colne, and comprises by measurement 1067 acres. There are some gravel-pits, which afford good materials for repairing the roads; and chalk can be obtained at a distance of three miles, being brought by vessels into the Strode of Mersea island. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £14 7 8½ , and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for a rentcharge of £300, and there are 50 acres of glebe. The church is a small neat building, on an elevated site, with a square tower of brick. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and a day school for girls is supported by subscription.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Abberton, a parish in the hund. of Winstree, union of Lexden and Winstree, Essex; 4½ miles south of Colchester, and 55 of London. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Colchester and dio. of London; rated at £14 7s. 8 1/2 d.; gross income £295. Patron, the lord-chancellor“. The church is a small plain building. There is a National school here. Pop., in 1801, 150; in 1831, 202. Houses 35. Acres 1,030. A. P. £1,267. Poor rates, in 1837, £190.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Abberton, co. Essex.

P. T. Colchester (51) 4 m. S. Pop. 263.

A parish in the hundred of Winstree; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London; charged in K.B. 14l. 7s. 8½d; church ded. to St. Andrew; patron the Lord Chancellor.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom 1808

Abberton, a parish in the hundred of Winstree, Essex, 6 miles from Colchester, and 35 from London; containing only 30 houses and 130 inhabitants; is a rectory, value 14l. 7s. 8d. Patron, the king.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

England’s Gazetteer 1752

Abberton, (Essex) near Lexden, is a manor which K. Hen. VIII. gave to Thomas Ld. Audley, in whose family it has continued ever since.

Source: England’s Gazetteer; Stephen Whatley; 1752.


Kelly’s Directory of Essex, 1914

Perkins Waiter, Barley’s farm
Rimington Wilson Henry, Abberton manor
Rimington Wilson Hon. Mrs. H. Abberton manor
Werninck Rev. Chas. (rector), Rectory
Cock William, farmer, Badcocks farm
Davies Jane (Mrs.), farmer
Harrison Henry, builder, Post office
Humphrey Charles, harness maker
Paczensky Mahola Rebecca (Mrs.), farmer, Abberton glebe
Pannell Ernest, insurance agent
Smith Annie (Miss), farmer
Smith Mary O. (Mrs.), baker
Taylor George, shopkeeper
Wright Arthur Edwd. general dealer & beer retailer

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  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Lexden
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – Lexden, Post-1846 – Mersea
  • Poor Law Union: Lexden and Winstree
  • Hundred: Winstree
  • Province: Canterbury

  1. The asterisk (*) denotes that there is a parsonage and glebe belonging to the living. 

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