Althorne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1734
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALTHORNE, a parish in Maldon district, Essex; near the river Crouch, 7 miles SE of Maldon r. station. It has a post office under Maldon. Acres, 2,250. Real property, £2,697. Pop. 386. Houses, 79. The property is subdivided. Much of the land lies lower than spring-tide mark, and is protected by embankments constructed by Dutchmen, whose descendants remain here. The living is a vicarage, united to the rectory of Cricksea, in the diocese of Rochester. The church is good. A fair is held on 5 June.

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

Althorne, 5 m. S.E. Maldon. P.418

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ALTHORNE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Maldon, hundred of Dengie, S. division of Essex, 4 miles (N. W.) from Burnham; containing 418 inhabitants. It is situated on the estuary of the river Crouch, from the overflowing of which the lands are protected by very strong embankments, nine feet high, constructed by labourers from Holland, whose descendants are still resident here. The living is a vicarage, united to the rectory of Creeksea in 1811, and valued in the king’s books at £14; impropriator, Thomas Wilson, Esq. The great tithes have been commuted for £454. 5. 6., the small tithes for £155. 15.; and there are more than six acres of glebe. The church is a small edifice, containing, in the aisles, two brass plates with inscriptions in the old English character, one to the memory of Margaret Hycklot, the other to William Hycklot, “who paid for the workmanship of the walls of this church,” and died in 1508.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


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.

Lee Frederick, Althorne, Essex, dealer in horses, Dec. 11, 1829.

Parish Records


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

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