Quendon Essex Family History Guide

Quendon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1687
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Wicken Bonhunt
  • Widdington
  • Newport
  • Rickling
  • Ugley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

QUENDON, a parish in Saffron-Walden district, Essex; adjacent to the river Stort and the London and Cambridge railway, 3 miles N by W of Elsenham r. station, and 6 S by W of Saffron-Walden. It has a post-office under Bishop-Stortford. Acres, 643. Real property, £952. Pop., 165. Houses, 35. The manor, with Q. Hall, belongs to Capt. H. Byng. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £165. Patron, Capt. H. Byng. The church was rebuilt in 1861.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

QUENDON, a parish, in the union of SaffronWalden, hundred of Uttlesford, N. division of Essex, 6 miles (N. N. E.) from Bishop-Stortford; containing 213 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road to Newmarket, and comprises 643 acres, of which 189 are pasture, and 106 wood; the surface is agreeably diversified, and the soil, though various, fertile. Quendon Hall, which has been rebuilt in a handsome style, is surrounded by a fine park. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £9, and in the patronage of Mrs. Cranmer: the tithes have been commuted for £150, and there are 35 acres of glebe. The church is a small ancient edifice.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


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