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Horndon-on-the-Hill, a parish in the hundred of Barstable, county of Essex, 16½ miles southwest of Chelmsford, containing 420 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £14. 6. 8., endowed with £225 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, London. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. Here was formerly a market on Saturday. A fair for wool is held on the 29th of June. Abt 3 mi. from East Tilbury

1601 CP25(2)/140/1762 MICHAELMAS, 43-44 Elizabeth (2 files)
18. Edw. COMBES, esq. & Peter LANCASTER, plaintiff [purchaser]. Helen STORIES, wid., deforciant [vendor, trustee, mortgagee]. 1 messuage, 1 garden & 1 orchard in Horndon-on-the-Hill. £80. (Feet of Fines for Essex, Volume VI 1581-1603, F.G. Emmison, Leopard's Head Press, 1993 {{Transfer of property}})

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