Source:Powell, W. R. Victoria History of the County of Essex

Source The Victoria history of the county of Essex
Author Powell, W. R. (William Raymond)
Round, John Horace
Page, William
Doubleday, Herbert Arthur
Place Essex, England
Greater London, England
Newham (London Borough), Greater London, England
Havering (London Borough), Greater London, England
Waltham Forest (London Borough), Greater London, England
Redbridge (London Borough), Greater London, England
Subject History
Publication information
Type Miscellaneous
Publisher A. Constable
Date issued 1903-1994
Place issued Westminster [England]
Number of Volumes at least 10
Powell, W. R. (William Raymond); John Horace Round; William Page; and Herbert Arthur Doubleday. The Victoria history of the county of Essex. (Westminster [England]: A. Constable, 1903-1994).
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Volume 4. Covers the 26 parishes of Ongar Hundred, including Chipping and High Ongar, Chigwell, Stondon Massey and Theydon Bois. Published 1956.
Volume 5. Provides a thematic account of the growth of metropolitan Essex since 1850. Also contains topographical accounts of Barking, Ilford, Dagenham and other areas of Essex now within Greater London. Published 1966.
Volume 6. Includes parishes of Becontree Hundred now within the London boroughs of Newham, Waltham Forest and Redbridge. These include West and East Ham, Walthamstow and Wanstead. The rest of the hundred is treated in volume 5. Published 1973.
Volume 7. Covers the ancient parishes, formerly within the liberty of Havering-atte-Bower and now within the London borough of Havering, and those in Chafford Hundred in western Essex now bordering London. It includes accounts of Hornchurch, Romford, Havering and Rainham. Published 1978.
Volume 8. Accounts of the parishes of Chafford and Harlow Hundreds, including Brentwood, Harlow and Thurrock. Published 1983 (and includes 20th century material).
Volume 9. The volume, the first full-scale, comprehensive and scholarly history of the ancient borough of Colchester to be published, describes the life of the oldest and for long the largest town in Essex from the Iron Age to 1990. Published 1994.
Volume 10. Exploring the area of Lexden Hundred to the north and west of Colchester. Published 2001.
There would appear to be more volumes for Essex, but these are the only ones online.

Usage Tips

  • The area east of Colchester (Tendring Hundred) is not included.
  • Maps are based on 19th century sources and are clear to read.
  • May be ordered as microfilm through the nearest Family History Center.

FHL film numbers

  • 823583 Item 1
  • 990193