Aveley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Parish church: St Michael

Parish registers begin: 1563

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Aveley

  • Wennington
  • Rainham
  • Dartford
  • North Ockendon
  • Upminster
  • West Thurrock
  • South Ockendon
  • Crayford
  • Stifford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

AVELEY, a village and a parish in Orsett district, Essex. The village stands adjacent to the Purfleet station of the Tilbury railway, near the Thames, 7 miles SE of Romford. It has a post office under Romford, and a fair on Easter-Monday; and was formerly a market town. The parish comprises 2,934 acres of land, and 105 of water. Real property, £5,944. Pop., 930. Houses, 195. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £266. Patron, the Bishop. The church is very old. There are an Independent chapel and a national school.

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

Aveley, 3 m. N.W. Grays-Thurrock, P. 849

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


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.

Skinner George, Aveley, Essex, grocer, Jan. 18, 1831.

Woodthorp Henry, Avely, Essex, grocer, Feb. 10, 1837.



  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Orsett
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – Chafford, Post-1844 – Orsett
  • Poor Law Union: Orsett
  • Hundred: Chafford
  • Province: Canterbury

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