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Waltham Holy Cross, a parish in the hundred of [not yet extracted], county of Essex is adjacent to Waltham, a parish in the county of Herts, with Felstead, Essex to the northeast; Chingford, Essex and Enfield, Middlesex to the southeast; Blackheath, Kent to the southwest; and Cheshunt, Herts to the northwest.

1629-1634 [at some time between these dates] Will of Thomas SAYRE - Sowarston, Waltham Holycross, Essex, yeo (f85) chldr Rob & Mary; Agn STAYNES; 3 sisters of Thos ENGLAND; svt Alice DOUNE; son Jn exec; wtns Henry STOKE & Wlm WHEELER (Consistory Court of London, Will Abstracts Volume 26 (1629-1634), compiled by Leslie Mahler and published by London Gen-UKI)

20 June 1642 Quarter Sessions records. Court in Sessions: Sessions Roll Michaelmas 1642. Inquisition At Leyton before James Earl of Carlisle, William HICKS bart., Henry HOLCROFT kt., William TOPPESFIELD and Thomas COKE esqs., on the months of Philip CAPPER of Wanstead, John MAYNARD gests. Oliver WRIGHT, William CONES, Adam WAYNE, all of Leyton, William SKALES, John PENLEY, both of Walthamstow, Thomas MILLER of Barking, all yeomen, Richard PRESCOTT gent., John BIRD, Henry WOODCOCK, William BENBOW, Ralph KEELING, Thomas BENNETT and Henry HAYFIELD, all of West Ham, yeomen, jurors, who say that John BROWNS husbandman, John DELL yeoman. Edmd. HAYWARD, Thomas GUTTERIDGE husbandmen, Samuel PEACOCK alias BROWNE, William COMBES, John ALMAN labourers, Reuben HUGHES, Ralph HUGHES bricklayers, Nicholas CAVE tailor, William SCRAGGS wheelwright, Emmanuel STARLING, William MASON, tailors, Samuel NORTH husbandman, all of Waltham Holy Cross and Thomas HARDING of Loughton yeoman, together with 40 unknown malefactors, 2 May, at Waltham Holy Cross, between the hours of 8 and 12 in the forenoon, broke into Waltham Forest, At "Bewlodge Walke", and did shoet at the does feeding thers, and assualted Richard STOCK gent., the Under Forester of Few lodge Walke". DELL confesses, fined 20s., paid to the Sheriff in Court. (No other pleas given). SEAX - Essex Archives Online, Essex Records Office, Ref: Q/SR 318/25). Note: Ordering information is available at this locale)

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