James Basire (1769-1822), engraver, lived and died
at Chigwell Row. His eldest son
James (1796-1869), also an engraver,
was born there. Samuel Bellin (1799-
1893), another engraver, spent his early life at Burnt
House in Pudding Lane. Henrietta Lady Chatterton
(1806-76), miscellaneous writer, lived at Rolls from
1852 to 1855. Roger Fenton (1565-1616), theological
writer and one of the translators of the Authorized Version of the Bible, was Vicar of Chigwell 1606-16.
Samuel Harsnett (1561-1631) is mentioned below (see
Church). Admiral Sir Eliab Harvey (1758-1830),
who commanded the Téméraire at Trafalgar, was lord
of the manor of Barringtons (see above) and lived at
Rolls House. He was M.P. for Maldon 1780 and for
Essex 1803-12. Richard Hollingworth (1639-1701),
Royalist pamphleteer, was Vicar of Chigwell 1690-
1701. Samuel Howitt (1765?-1822), painter and
etcher, lived at Chigwell Row in his youth. Admiral
Sir Edward Hughes (1720?-94) was lord of the manor
of Luxborough and lived at Luxborough House.
Joshua Jenour (1755-1853), author, lived at Chigwell
Row from 1792 to 1804. (fn. 52) Thomas Johnson (fl. 1718),
classical scholar, was headmaster of Harsnett's Grammar School 1715-18. Admiral Richard Lestock
(1679?-1746) lived at Chigwell Row 1709-46.
William Penn (1644-1718), Quaker and founder of
Pennsylvania, was educated at Harsnett's Grammar
School. George Robert Rowe (1792-1861), physician and medical writer, lived and practised in Chigwell
village from about 1823 and was buried in the churchyard. Helen Maria Williams (1762-1827), authoress,
was living at Grange Hill in 1826.
||For all Worthies see D.N.B.
||See also Parish Government, below,
and E.R.O. D/DEs M80-81.