Bocking is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1558
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1802
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Protestant Dissenters, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BOCKING, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Braintree district, Essex. The village stands on the left bank of Blackwater river, and on the Braintree railway, adjacent to Braintree; forms a suburb of that town; consists chiefly of one long street; and is a seat of petty sessions. A trade in baizes, called “bockings,” was at one time prominent; and a manufacture of silk and crape is now carried on. The parish includes also Bocking-street and Bocking-Church-street, ¾ and 2 miles distant from Braintree, both with post-offices under that town, and the former situated on the branch Roman road from Chelmsford. Acres, 4,607. Real property, £15,156. Pop., 3,555. Houses, 768. The property is much subdivided. The man or was given by Ethelred to the see of Canterbury; and belongs now to the corporation of the sons of the clergy. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £923. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is early English; had anciently three altars and five chantries; and contains some monuments and two brasses. There are an Independent chapel, much improved in 1869, a charity school with £50, and other charities with £172. Dr. Dale, the author of “Pharmacologia,” was a native. The subdistrict contains five parishes. Acres, 11,507. Pop., 5,281. Houses, 1,171.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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.
Gosling James, Bocking, Essex, spirit merchant, Oct. 7, 1828.
Lee Frances, Bocking, Essex, victualler, Dec. 3, 1822.
Lee James, Bocking, Essex, innkeeper, Dec. 18, 1824.
Whale George Archibald, Bocking, Essex, innkeeper, Dec. 11, 1832.
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Description and travel
Poorhouses & Poor Law
- County: Essex
- Civil Registration District: Braintree
- Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Peculiar Deanery of Bocking
- Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
- Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - Bocking, Post-1844 - Hedingham
- Poor Law Union: Braintree
- Hundred: Hinckford
- Province: Canterbury