Aldham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Margaret

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Aldham, Essex

  • Great Tey
  • Marks Tey
  • West Bergholt
  • Little Tey
  • Copford
  • Chappel
  • Fordham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALDHAM, a parish in Lexden district, Essex; near Colne river, 2 miles N of Marks Tey r. station, and 5 ENE of Coggleshall. Post Town, Marks Tey under Colchester. Acres, 1,825. Real property, £2,558. Pop., 406. Houses, 94. The manor belonged to the De Veres. The property is subdivided. The place is a meet for the East Essex hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £327. Patron, the Bishop of Rochester. The church is very good. Charities, £32. Morant the historian was rector of Aldham.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Aldham, 2 m. N.E. Coggeshall. P. 382.

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

Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

ALDHAM, a parish in the Witham division of the hundred of Lexden, county of Essex, 4½ miles (E.N.E.) from Great Coggeshall, containing 435 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king’s books at £12, and in the patronage of the Bishop of London.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Miles James, Aldham, Essex, butcher and common carrier, April 5, 1836.


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Lexden
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Post-1845 – Rochester, Pre-1846 – London
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – Lexden, Post-1846 – Halstead
  • Poor Law Union: Lexden and Winstree
  • Hundred: Lexden
  • Province: Canterbury

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