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Heritage Lottery Fund Estates Records Project

The King's College estates records for Essex refer to College lands in the following manors:

Benfleet, Berden, Blakeley, Broomhills, Canewdon, Duddenhoe, Dunton Waylett, Felsted, Fordham, Halstead, Helion Bumpstead, Latton, Panfield, Pleshey, Ridgewell, Saffron Walden, Saling, Tilty, Wethersfield and Woodham Ferrers.

From this page you can view images of selected documents from the Essex records, visit the online catalogue for each estate, provided through Janus, or download a copy of the county catalogue in Microsoft Word format.

Image Gallery

Here are some examples of documents taken from the Essex records.

Click on the thumbnail images to view a larger version.

Lease with illuminated initial Lease of Kersey Marsh, 1598
Ref: KCAR/6/2/14/2 BEN/6
Royal Letters Patent of Henry VI, 1447
Ref: KCAR/6/2/16A BLA/1
Royal grant with Great Seal attached
Copy of a bond Copy bond, 1656
Ref: KCAR/6/2/24 BRO/1
Composition, c. 1275
Ref: KCAR/6/2/51/6 DUN/3
Composition with an oval seal attached.

Links to the JANUS online catalogue

Click here to visit the online catalogue pages for the estates in Essex:

  • Benfleet
  • Berden
  • Blakeley, Waltham
  • Broomhills
  • Canewdon
  • Duddenhoe
  • Dunton Waylett
  • Felsted
  • Fordham
  • Halstead
  • Helion Bumpstead
  • Latton
  • Panfield
  • Pleshey
  • Ridgewell
  • Saffron Walden
  • Saling
  • Tilty
  • Wethersfield
  • Woodham Ferrers

Complete catalogue for Essex

Click on the link below to view the catalogue for the Essex records. Please note the Microsoft Word version of the catalogue is not kept as up-to-date as the online version, available through Janus. You are advised to look atht eonline version if possible.
[Please note you will need Microsoft Word '97 or later in order to view the document correctly, and it may take some time to download.]

The catalogue has been arranged alphabetically by estate, but if you are interested in a particular town or village within Essex, you can also download Word catalogues for each estate separately. See the full list of estates here.

Related documents can also be found in the College's Abbey of Bec records. The catalogue for these can be viewed online or downloaded in MS Word format.

If you are interested in viewing any of the documents from the Essex estate records, please Contact the Archive CentreContact Us to arrange an appointment.

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All links were current as of April 2007.