Tollesbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TOLLESBURY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Maldon district, Essex. The village stands on a creek of the Blackwater, 7 miles E by N of Maldon r. station; carries on extensive oyster-dredging; and has a post-office under Kelvedon, and a fair on the last Thursday and Friday of June. The parish includes part of Tiptree-Heath chapelry; and comprises 7,918 acres of land, and 2,720 of water. Real property, £8,577; of which £219 are in fisheries. Pop. in 1851, 1,193; in 1861, 1,462. Houses, 301. The property is divided among a few. Much of the land is saline pasture. There is a coastguard station. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £539. Patrons, Trustees. The church is partly ancient, partly modern. There are an Independent chapel, rebuilt in 1865, a national school, and charities £6.

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

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Poll Books


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Maldon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – Witham, Post-1846 – Hatfield Peverel
  • Poor Law Union: Maldon
  • Hundred: Thurstable
  • Province: Canterbury

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