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In 1086 cultivation was probably concentrated in the north of the parish, while the woodland for 1,000 swine perhaps lay south of the Black brook. The large and increasing number of bordarii, and the 80 goats, may suggest that woodland clearance was in progress. In 1086 there was only 1 demesne plough compared to 11 ploughs held by the 17 villani and 27 bordarii. The pastoral economy was clearly important to the manor; as well as pigs and goats, there were 22 beasts, presumably cattle, and 200 sheep. There was 40 a. of meadow. (fn. 62) Part or all of the manor lay within the royal forest in 1130 when 10 marks was received for forest pleas from the lord of the manor's widow. (fn. 63)

In 1282 the Langham Hall demesne had 258 a. of arable worth 2d. an acre, 20 a. of mowing meadow, 6 a. of pasture, underwood, assized rents worth 18s. 6d., and labour services worth 63s. 4d. (fn. 64) By 1335 the arable had shrunk to 105 a. worth 4d. an acre when sown and 2d. when fallow because of the sandy and stony soil. Crops sown that year included 7 a. of wheat, 40 a. of rye, and 30 a. of oats, while 23 a. lay fallow. There was also 10 a. of meadow worth 3s. an acre, and 2 a. of pasture worth 1s. an acre. Some labour services may have been commuted between 1282 and 1335, as the 288 works owed by each of 6 customary tenants were worth only 12s. in 1335 (½d. each work) while assized rents had risen to £10. (fn. 65) Nonetheless, the demesne farm still used some boonworks in 1400. (fn. 66) The farm grew rye and oats in the early 15th century. (fn. 67) By 1414 it was leased, (fn. 68) and a lease of 1557 recorded 75¼ a. of arable, 162 a. of pasture, and 8 a. of meadow. (fn. 69)

In 1257 Wenlocks comprised 40 a. of arable, 10 a. of pasture, 5 a. of meadow, and 2 a. of wood in Langham, and 15 a. of arable, 2 a. of pasture, and 1 a. of meadow in Boxted. (fn. 70) Langham Valley comprised 40 a. in 1575, but Robert Vigerous had expanded it to 80 a. by 1581. (fn. 71)

In 1413 a widow leased 24 a. of 'ware' land for 7 years at 6s. 8d. a year (3.3d. an acre), (fn. 72) and in 1425 four other women, perhaps all widows, leased land similarly. (fn. 73) By 1721 Langham Hall manor had 114 holdings with a rental of £36 9s. 10½d., which had risen to £37 16s. accruing from c. 80 tenants in 1741. (fn. 74) In comparison, the tenanted land of the rectory manor was much smaller; in 1610 its 9 copyholds comprised 23¼ a. and paid 45s. 2d. rent. There were no freeholders. (fn. 75) On both manors the inheritance custom remained Borough English until the later 19th century. (fn. 76)

By 1838 large closes characterized the fields in the north of the parish, perhaps reflecting consolidation on the Langham Hall demesne, and also those on farms established within Langham park. In contrast, there were areas in the centre of the parish, such as at Mott's farm and land along the Black brook, where small irregular fields predominated, suggesting earlier woodland clearance. A third pattern, especially striking between School Road and Park Lane, consisted of regular strip like fields not dissimilar in appearance to inclosed furlongs of former open field land. (fn. 77) If some form of communal agriculture had once been practised it was early inclosed as the landscape was typically divided into irregularly shaped units of 1 a. or 2 a. called 'lands' or 'closes' by the 15th and 16th centuries. (fn. 78)

Medieval peasant farmers grew and traded rye and oats. (fn. 79) A garden was planted with saffron in 1499. (fn. 80) Hops were grown by 1599-1600. (fn. 81) In 1358 a herdsman possessed 7 cows, 3 young oxen, 2 calves, 34 sheep, 1 horse, and 4 pigs, (fn. 82) but a cottager paid no heriot in 1391 because he had no animals. (fn. 83) Nine tenants who trepassed on the demesne in 1400 owned at least 2 horses, 40 cattle, 110 sheep, and 70 pigs; one of the tenants alone had 10 cattle, 40 sheep, and 30 pigs. (fn. 84) In 1404 Agnes Herde had 11 cows and 10 pigs, a combination that suggests dairying. (fn. 85) The 'northern steer' recorded in 1479 indicates the import of cattle, possibly for fattening. (fn. 86) Just over half the land on ten tenants' holdings between 1556 and 1601 comprised arable, just under one third pasture, and the rest wood or meadow. (fn. 87) Many cattle were recorded in the later 16th century, (fn. 88) and sheep during the 17th century. (fn. 89) The commons were overburdened in 1513 and 1587. (fn. 90)

Men from Colchester, Boxted, Dedham, Ardleigh, Stratford St. Mary (Suff.), and Stoke by Nayland (Suff.) poached the lord's warren in 1414 and later years. (fn. 91) In 1546 English spaniels were used to hunt the lord's hares and rabbits illegally. (fn. 92)

Six tenants failed to maintain the park enclosure in 1408, presumably where it abutted their holdings. (fn. 93) In 1512 a tenant wasted the park by cutting down timber in Frosts grove, near Pond Farm cottage. (fn. 94) In 1537 two men hunted deer with greyhounds and a Dedham man demolished and carried away the park pale. The tenant of Frosts was ordered to maintain the park ditch between Catsgrove and the deer leap. (fn. 95) In 1538 the pale was 'decayed' but 240 deer remained. (fn. 96) The pale was broken again in 1546 and the manor court forbade inhabitants from pasturing their cattle in the park without good cause, on penalty of 3s. 4d. (fn. 97)

In the 15th century small enclosed woods and pieces of alder grove outside the park probably produced coppice wood and faggots, (fn. 98) but most of them were grubbed up for arable before or during the 19th century. Alefounder's wood, Havens wood, Crane's wood, Baldwins grove, Catswent wood, and Lynche's or Dobitor's grove on New House farm were all arable by 1838. In that year even part of the steep terrain at the Coombs was cultivated. (fn. 99) Langham park continued to provide an important reserve of timber; in 1722 it had several thousand trees in 17 named fields or woods. A Stowmarket timber merchant bought 160 of the largest oaks in 1725 and four years later another 600 trees were sold. (fn. 1) Langham Lodge woods still covered a large area in 1777, and slightly more than half of the park was still woodland in 1838; Lodge wood then comprised 248 a. and Kiln wood 26 a. (fn. 2) Those woods presumably provided employment for the 5 woodmen and 13 carpenters in 1841, (fn. 3) and for the timber merchant recorded in the 1840s. (fn. 4) In 1905 the whole parish had only 5 a. of coppice, 20 a. of plantation, and 173 a. of wood, most of it in Langham park. (fn. 5)

East meadow was first recorded in 1370 (fn. 6) and North meadow in 1438. Doles appear to have been attached to particular holdings rather than redistributed annually: in 1438, for example, Snoutesland had 1½ a. in North meadow called Snoutesmeadow. (fn. 7) In 1547 the stints in both meadows for a 1 a. holding were 4 animals, presumably cattle, and 2 horses. (fn. 8) In 1838 c. 54 a. in North meadow was divided into 71 doles and c. 31 a. in East meadow into 25 doles. (fn. 9) By 1902 stints had fallen to 2 head of cattle an acre. (fn. 10)

In 1282 Langham Hall had a fishery worth 4s. a year. (fn. 11) A fishery was recorded at the mill in 1406 and 1409, (fn. 12) and eels were poached from the millpond in 1422. (fn. 13) By 1429 the manor's fishery stretched from Stratford bridge to Roxford (probably the name for the confluence of the rivers Stour and Brett near Higham church (Suff.) later known as Higham Thorpe or 'The Three Waters'). (fn. 14) In 1443 a Stoke by Nayland (Suff.) man obstructed the fishing boats by building a bridge over the river, (fn. 15) and in 1478 four men poached the fishery between Stratford St. Mary and Langham. (fn. 16) Part of the fishery was leased between the 15th and 19th centuries. (fn. 17)

Tolls on the Stour Navigation listed c. 1740 included those on barley, oats, malt, and bran, expanding to include wheat, flour, peas, beans, and clover seed by 1842. In return coals were brought to Langham. (fn. 18) Before c. 1730 the glebe was improved by 'chalk rubbish', perhaps brought by water. (fn. 19) In 1791 Langham Valley farm's location alongside the Navigation was convenient for the shipping of corn and the landing of manure. (fn. 20) In 1740 the lessee of Langham Hall was not to take more than two crops except turnips without sufficient fallow ploughing after every second crop 'according to the usual course of the country'. (fn. 21) By 1770 the use of clover, peas, and beans was expected. (fn. 22) Yields for wheat and barley were average in the later 18th century. (fn. 23)

In 1838 the Langham Hall estate comprised c. 1,334 a., just under half of the whole parish. The home farm of 323 a. was leased for most of the 19th century. (fn. 24) Some tenants and owner occupiers also farmed several hundred acres, but most farms had less than 50 a. (fn. 25) In 1861 the main farms were Langham Hall (439 a.), Langham mill (212 a.), Woodhouse (300 a.), Langham Valley (420 a.), Highfields (104 a.), and Park (225 a.) farms. (fn. 26)

In 1801 the main crops were wheat (407 a.), barley (316 a.), oats (225 a.), turnips or rape (312 a.), and peas (73 a.). (fn. 27) Cole seed and tares were potential crops at Langham Valley farm in 1821. (fn. 28) The four course system stipulated on the Langham Hall estate in 1837 and 1864 was (1) fallow and turnips (or mangolds by 1864) for feed, (2) barley or oats and good clover with or without trefoil or rye grass, (3) clover lay or half peas and beans where clover failed, (4) wheat. If fodder was removed it had to be replaced with manure in 1837, or by guano or chalk in 1864. (fn. 29) In 1870 the main crops were wheat, barley, oats, beans, and peas. (fn. 30) A malting was recorded in 1759, (fn. 31) and maltsters between 1848 and 1866. (fn. 32) In 1875 Woodhouse farm (168 a. in Langham and Boxted), later Maltings farm, had a 23 coomb steep malting. (fn. 33) Stopes and Son, maltsters, recorded in 1882, had ceased trading by 1902. (fn. 34)

When incendiarists set light to buildings at Wenlocks farm in 1816, protest against mechanical threshing was suspected, although the farmer had never used a machine. (fn. 35) Arson was reported at other farms in 1817, 1832, and 1837. (fn. 36) A branch of the Labour League was established c. 1876, although Langham farmers threatened to dismiss all those who joined. (fn. 37) In 1892 Langham was one of 17 Essex branches of the Eastern Counties Labour Federation (E.C.L.F.). (fn. 38)

Eight shepherds were recorded in 1851 and 1881, (fn. 39) and the agricultural depression towards the end of the 19th century may have further encouraged livestock farming. Langham Lodge farm had been converted to dairying by 1894. (fn. 40) In 1902 Langham Hall had a large herd of young shorthorn cattle. The tenant at Broomhouse kept 300 sheep, including Suffolk ewes and Lincoln tups. Many farmers fattened stock from Shrewsbury and the Midlands bought from cattle dealers. (fn. 41) Two brothers were poultry dealers in 1891. (fn. 42) In 1905 there were only 2 farms over 300 a., 11 between 50 and 300 a., 9 between 5 and 50 a., and 5 under 5 a. The main crops were wheat (234.5 a.), barley (255 a.), oats (432 a.), turnips and swedes (229 a.), mangold (166.5 a.), and peas (51 a.), with smaller quantities of rye, beans, potatoes, cabbage, kohl rabi, rape, vetch or tare, and lucerne. There was over 300 a. of grass, two thirds of it mown, and 900 a. of clover, four fifths of it grazed. Livestock included 286 cattle, 980 sheep, and 295 pigs. (fn. 43)

Blackcurrants were grown at Langham Hall farm in 1914. (fn. 44) About 1933 J. F. Harter of Highfields farm established Langham Fruit Farms Ltd. to supply soft fruit to a canning factory in Colchester; the firm's lands also included Martins farm, Glebe farm, and later Maltings farm. (fn. 45) F. E. Williamson established Williamson Fruit Farms Ltd. at Park Lane farm c. 1935, later expanding to include School farm c. 1942 and Park farm c. 1948. In 1968 much of Martins farm, Glebe farm, School farm, Park Lane farm, and Maltings farm were still given over to orchards and soft fruit, (fn. 46) but production ended at Martins and Glebe farms before 1976, (fn. 47) and at Maltings farm, where there had also been a vineyard, in 1994. (fn. 48) Williamson Fruit Farms Ltd. had extensive orchards and soft fruit in the centre and south of the parish in 1999; the main packing station was at School farm. Pips planted from a Worcester Pearmain cross in Moor Road produced the widely grown Discovery apple sold from 1962. (fn. 49)

Potatoes grown at Little Hall farm were sold at Smithfield market in 1965. (fn. 50) Langham Lodge, a dairy farm before 1988, grew linseed, barley, and wheat in 1999. (fn. 51) Sugar beet, peas, hemp, barley, and wheat were then grown on Maltings farm, and sheep brought from outside the parish were fattened on turnips at Langham Hall. (fn. 52)

A man surnamed Fuller in 1319-20 perhaps fulled cloth at Langham mill. (fn. 53) Dyehouse land in 1401-2 may also record clothmaking activity. (fn. 54) In 1478 a dyer and a shearman poached fish from the Stour. (fn. 55) Although less important, Langham's cloth industry was similar in type and closely associated with that of Dedham. It had perhaps declined by the earlier 16th century, (fn. 56) but apparently expanded again with the arrival of the new draperies in the later 16th century, clothiers being recorded in 1553, (fn. 57) 1559, (fn. 58) 1593, and as many as four in 1591. (fn. 59) Weavers were recorded in 1595 and 1599, (fn. 60) and shearmen in 1546 and 1567. (fn. 61) A dyer used woad for dyeing blue cloth in 1593. (fn. 62) The Act for the Boxted clothiers was extended to Langham in 1585. (fn. 63)

In 1602 overseers were appointed to ensure observation of an Act for controlling the quality of cloth, (fn. 64) and many clothiers and weavers were recorded in the early 17th century. (fn. 65) The industry in both Langham and Dedham was depressed by 1629 and the inhabitants threatened with ruin, (fn. 66) although two Langham weavers were recorded in 1632, (fn. 67) and a broadcloth weaver in 1644. (fn. 68) The clothiers of Dedham and Langham joined those of Suffolk to petition Parliament and the Crown about the trade in 1642. (fn. 69) Clothiers were recorded in 1685, 1689, 1692, 1712, and 1756 and the trade apparently ceased towards the end of the 18th century. (fn. 70)

A mason was recorded in 1383. (fn. 71) The field name Tyledoune, recorded in 1420, may indicate tilemaking; (fn. 72) a brickmaker was recorded in 1607. (fn. 73) The names Kiln field and Kiln wood in Langham park, and two Potters fields survived in 1838. (fn. 74) A wire drawer was recorded in 1621. (fn. 75)

In 1425 Thomas Baker of Colchester removed an old house called 'la Shoppe' from a holding. (fn. 76) Shops were recorded in 1638 and 1675, (fn. 77) and in 1754 there was a chandler, a grocer, and two butchers. (fn. 78) By 1775 there were five chandlers, a chandler and butcher, another butcher, and a victualler. (fn. 79) A shop built on the waste next to the Colchester-Ipswich road in 1838 presumably served passing traffic. (fn. 80) Three shops were recorded in 1848 and 1863; (fn. 81) one of them was probably Lilley's at Pungford Cottages where a grocer and 3 shop assistants were employed in 1881. (fn. 82)

One mill was recorded in 1066 and two in 1086. (fn. 83) In 1273-4 one ground corn and the other fulled cloth. (fn. 84) In 1335 the two mills were worth 66s. 8d. (fn. 85) In 1474 one of them was apparently known as the middle mill and the other the west mill; the former was probably on the site of the later Langham mill and the latter perhaps near Valley House. (fn. 86) In 1405 one of the mills had no millstone and its millhouse was ruined. (fn. 87) It had been repaired by 1420. (fn. 88) In 1423 the corn mill was leased to a miller from Ardleigh, the miller maintaining the millhouse and the lord repairing the mill and dam. (fn. 89) The fulling mill was apparently demolished between 1510 and 1515. (fn. 90) In 1752 Langham mill could be used as either a corn or a fulling mill. (fn. 91) By 1779 it had been rebuilt in brick, (fn. 92) and in 1837 it had an attached country house, a miller's house, and a small farm. (fn. 93) In 1861 the miller farmed 212 a. and employed 10 labourers, 5 millers, 2 maltsters, and 3 carters. (fn. 94) Milling apparently ceased between 1910 and 1912, and the mill was demolished c. 1928. (fn. 95)

In 1800 a windmill on the Dedham road was moved to a site near the Colchester-Ipswich road, using an engine constructed for the purpose. It had apparently ceased working by 1817. (fn. 96) Another windmill, erected c. 1818 at Mandevilles (later Old Mill House), was still working in 1882 but was demolished c. 1906-7. (fn. 97)

In 1841 over half the working population were agricultural labourers, and the rest mainly farmers or workers in agricultural support trades; the inhabitants were therefore more dependent upon farming than those in neighbouring parishes. (fn. 98) There was a slight decline in the number of agricultural labourers over the 19th century to about 40 per cent of the working population by 1891. The number of women employed as out workers for the Colchester clothing trade, recorded as 7 in 1851 rising to 16 by 1891, was fewer than in many neighbouring parishes. (fn. 99) In 1898 tradespeople were limited to two grocers, one of whom was also a farmer and the other also a bricklayer, two shopkeepers, a baker, a blacksmith, and a wheelwright.

Dependence upon agriculture continued into the earlier 20th century. The only tradesmen recorded in 1933 were two shopkeepers, a grocer, a boot repairer, and a blacksmith. The 'Allstop' restaurant on the Colchester-Ipswich road was established between 1929 and 1933. (fn. 1) A little more variety developed in the later 20th century, local businesses in 1999 including furniture removals, carpenters and joiners, an engraver, and a motor repair workshop. The former airfield site contained light industrial premises and a large agricultural supplies firm. The village had a shop and post office, and a service station garage on the Colchester-Ipswich road. (fn. 2)


62 V.C.H. Essex, i. 481; E.R.O., D/CT 205.
63 Jnl. Brit. Arch. Assoc. N.S. iii. 37.
64 P.R.O., C 133/31, no. 2.
65 Ibid. C 135/44, no. 4. The area of arable stated (105 a.) does not match the crops and fallow recorded (100 a.).
66 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 3.
67 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rott. 3, 9-10.
68 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 18.
69 Cal. Pat. 1557-8, 124.
70 E.A.T. n.s. xiv. 362; Feet of F. Essex, i. 209, 217.
71 E.A.T. n.s. x. 327-8.
72 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 17.
73 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 29.
74 Ibid. D/DR1 M6-7.
75 Guildhall MS. 9628, box 3.
76 E.R.O., D/DE1 M10; D/DMb M165.
77 Ibid. D/CT 205; O.S. Map 6", Essex XIX. NW. (1875 edn.).
78 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rott. 48, 62, 71d.; D/DE1 M2, rot. 7; Cal. Close, 1435-41, 173.
79 Colch. Ct. Rolls, trans. W. G. Benham, iii. 96, 190; E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 19d.
80 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 62; Essex 'full of profitable thinges', ed. K. Neale, 234.
81 E.R.O., D/DR1 M11.
82 Cal. Inq. Misc. iii, p. 109.
83 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 1.
84 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 3.
85 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 7.
86 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 60.
87 Feet of F. Essex, v. 53, 149, 167, 176, 178, 206, 217, 227; E.R.O., D/DU 341/12-13.
88 Essex Wills, iv. 109-10, 124; Cal. Assize Rec. Essex, Eliz. I, pp. 344, 336.
89 Cal. Assize Rec. Essex, Eliz. I, p. 559; E.R.O., TS. cal. of P.R.O., ASSI 35/101/3, no. 30; 35/106/1, no. 17; 35/100/2, no. 3.
90 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 69; D/DE1 M2, rot. 35.
91 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rott. 18-19, 26d., 35d., 37d., 39, 43d., 48, 56, 67.
92 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 76.
93 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 11 and d.
94 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 68; ibid. D/CT 205.
95 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 88 and d.
96 L. & P. Hen. VIII, Addenda, i (1), p. 447.
97 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 90d.
98 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rott. 6, 12, 15d.
99 Ibid. D/DU 133/228, 252; ibid. D/CT 205.
1 Ibid. D/DR1 E1.
2 Ibid. D/CT 205; Essex Map (1777).
3 P.R.O., HO 107/334/10.
4 Kelly's Dir. Essex (1845); White's Dir. Essex (1848), 126.
5 P.R.O., MAF 68/2121.
6 Cal. Inq. p.m. xiii, p. 18.
7 Cal. Close, 1435-41, 173.
8 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 91.
9 Ibid. D/CT 205.
10 H. Rider Haggard, Rural Eng. i. 444-5.
11 P.R.O., C 133/31/2.
12 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rott. 9, 12.
13 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 46.
14 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 34d.; P.R.O., DL 25/1723; E.R. xlvi. 136.
15 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 47.
16 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 59.
17 L. & P. Hen. VIII, Addenda, i (1), p. 243; E.R.O., D/DE1 M14, pp. 12, 151; D/DR1 M8; D/DRw T5; D/DAn T6; E.R. xlvi. 136.
18 E.R.O., T/A 200/1.
19 Ibid. T/P 195/11.
20 Ibid. D/DAn T6.
21 Ibid. D/DHt T158/11.
22 Ibid. D/DAn T6.
23 A. Young, General View of Essex Agric. i. 237.
24 E.R.O., D/CT 205; ibid. D/DAn T1.
25 Ibid. D/CT 205.
26 P.R.O., RG 9/1105.
27 E.A.T. 3rd ser. v. 196.
28 E.R.O., D/DAn T6.
29 Ibid. D/DAn T1; D/DCm T64.
30 Kelly's Dir. Essex (1870).
31 Ipswich Jnl. 14 Apr. 1759.
32 Kelly's Dir. Essex (1855, 1862, 1866); White's Dir. Essex (1848), 126.
33 E.R.O., D/DU 133/246, 133/258 (sale cats.).
34 Kelly's Dir. Essex (1882 and later edns.).
35 A. F. J. Brown, Meagre Harvest, 7; Essex Herald, 26 Mar. 1816; Colch. Gaz. 23 Mar. 1816.
36 Colch. Gaz. 14 June 1817; E.R.O., T/P 110/38; E.C.S. 24 Mar. 1837.
37 Brown, Meagre Harvest, 57-8.
38 Ibid. 71.
39 P.R.O., RG 9/1105; RG 11/1800.
40 E.R.O., D/DAn E5, sale cat., p. 24.
41 Rider Haggard, Rural Eng. i. 443-5.
42 P.R.O., RG 12/1417.
43 Ibid. MAF 68/2121.
44 E. M. C. Roper, Seedtime: Hist. Essex Seeds, 73.
45 Kelly's Dir. Essex (1933, 1937).
46 E.R.O., T/P 181/7/13; O.S. Map 1/25,000 TM 03 (1968 edn.).
47 O.S. Map 1/10,000 TM 03 SW. (1976 edn.).
48 E.C.S. 11 June 1993; E.R.O., sale cat. C826; Roper, Seedtime: Hist. Essex Seeds, 180; inf. from A. Pissarro.
49 Inf. from Langham Local Hist. Group.
50 Roper, Seedtime, 192.
51 Inf. from R. Gooding.
52 Inf. from A. Pissarro.
53 P.R.O., E 179/107/10-11, rot. 8d.
54 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rott. 4-5.
55 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 59.
56 Below, this section, mills; above, Dedham, Econ.
57 Cal. Pat. 1553-4, 451.
58 Ibid. 1558-60, 159, 209.
59 Wills at Chelm. i. 351, 399; E.R.O., Q/SR 118/76; Cal. Assize Rec. Essex, Eliz. I, p. 378.
60 Wills at Chelm. i. 138, 453; E.R.O., T/A 48/1.
61 E.R.O., D/DEl M1, rot. 90d.; ibid. Q/SR 22/6.
62 Emmison, Elizabethan Life: Home, 77.
63 V.C.H. Essex, ii. 384, 386; above, Boxted, Econ.
64 E.R.O., Q/SR 159/100.
65 Wills at Chelm. i. 11, 216, 293, 453; E.R.O., Q/SR 166/82, 174/59, 210/47, 195/67-9, 206/63, 209/38, 209/43.
66 Above, Dedham, Econ.
67 E.R.O., TS. cal. of P.R.O., ASSI 35/74/1, no. 13.
68 Ibid. ASSI 35/85/5, nos. 36, 53.
69 E.R.O., Acc. C32 (uncat.), box 11/14.
70 E.R.O., D/DU 341/19; D/DE1 M13, p. 428; D/DU 457/2/2, ff. 1, 15; D/DHt T85/3; A. F. J. Brown, Prosperity and Poverty: Rural Essex 1700-1815, 22.
71 Cal. Pat. 1381-5, 328.
72 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 25.
73 Ibid. Q/SR 178/28.
74 Ibid. D/CT 205.
75 Wills at Chelm. i. 336.
76 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 29.
77 Ibid. D/DMb M162, rot. 8; D/DBm T68.
78 Ibid. Q/SBb 198/17.
79 Ibid. Q/SBb 281/13.
80 Ibid. D/DB T1050.
81 White's Dir. Essex (1848), 126; (1863), 140.
82 E.R.O., D/DU 133/251; P.R.O., RG 11/1800.
83 V.C.H. Essex, i. 481.
84 P.R.O., DL 25/1512.
85 Ibid. C 135/44, no. 4.
86 E.R.O., D/DE1 M1, rot. 58.
87 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 8 and d.
88 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 26.
89 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rot. 27d.
90 Ibid. D/DE1 M1, rott. 67d., 70-1.
91 Ipswich Jnl. 25 July 1752.
92 Ibid. 2 Oct. 1779.
93 E.C.S. 19 May 1837.
94 P.R.O., RG 9/1105.
95 Kelly's Dir. Essex (1910, 1912); inf. from Langham Local Hist. Group; above, plate 2.
96 K. G. Farries, Essex Windmills, iv. 63.
97 Ibid. i. 111; iv. 63-4; Kelly's Dir. Essex (1882); E.A.T. n.s. x. 339.
98 P.R.O., HO 107/334/10. e.g. above, Boxted, Econ.; Great Horkesley, Econ.
99 P.R.O., HO 107/1782; ibid. RG 12/1417; above, Boxted, Econ.; Great Horkesley, Econ.
1 Kelly's Dir. Essex (1899 and later edns.).
2 Inf. from Langham Local Hist. Group.