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White’s History, Gazetteer & Directory of Essex ~ 1848
Submitted and Transcribed by Essex Villages
WEELEY, or Wheeley, is a pleasant village, chiefly in one street, on an acclivity west of a rivulet, which separates it from Thorp-le-Soken, 7 miles W. of Walton-on-the-Naze, and 11 miles E. by S. of Colchester. Its parish has now about 700 inhabitants, and 2170 acres of land, and several scattered houses, on and near the Heath, where there were large military Barracks in the early part of the present century, but they were removed after the peace of 1815.
In old records, the manor is variously called Wilei, Wigley, Wilege, and Wyleigh. Earl Godwin held it in the Confessor's reign, and at the Conquest it was given to Hamo Dapifer. It afterwards passed to the Cromwell and Darcy families; and after the death of Thomas Darcy, Earl Rivers, &c., in 1639, it was sold to Wm. Weeley, Esq., of London, ancestor of John Weeley, Esq., a minor, the present lord of the manor. But a great part of the soil belongs to Sir J.R. Rowley, Bart., the Hon. Col. Onslow, John Cardinall, Esq., F. Smythies, Esq., and several small owners. Most of the land and buildings are copyhold, subject to heriots, &c.
The old Hall was pulled down in 1847. A small cattle market, held every Friday, was established in the village in 1844.
The Church (St. Andrew,) stands on a pleasant eminence near the site of the Hall, and has an embattled tower built of remarkably large bricks, and containing two bells. The interior is neat, and has a very handsome oak pulpit given by the late Samuel Weeley, Esq. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £12, and in 1831 at £384, is in the patronage of Brazenoze College, Oxford, and incumbency of the Rev. T.W. Mercer, M.A., who has 8a. of glebe, and a good residence in the Elizabethan style, erected in 1834.
The tithes were commuted in 1836 for £580 per annum. The National School was built by Archdeacon Jefferson, a former rector, in 1810, and was endowed by his widow in 1824 with £9. 4s. out of the rectory, being the annual amount of the land tax, which he had redeemed.
Post-Office at H. Holmes'. Letters despatched 6 evg. via Colchester mail cart.
Bacon Thomas, beerhouse keeper
Bloom Robert, saddler, &c.
Blowers Edw. Nursery & seedman
Brooks Mr. Thos. Downing & Mrs. L.
Cannon Thos. wheelwright & smith
Daines Lieutenant Charles
Deeves Wm. blacksmith
Goodchild Robert, vict. Black Boy
Greenwood Thomas, corn miller
Gunn Martin, tailor
Hayhow Thomas, chimney sweeper
Hibble Ellis, schoolmaster
Holby Shadrach John, saddler, &c.
Holmes Hubert, wheelwright
Late Hannah, schoolmistress
Lee John, plumber, glazier, &c.
Manning Jacob, cattle dealer
Mercer. Rev. Thos. Warren, M.A. , rector
Pain George, corn & seed merchant
Rayner Mr. James
Ross John, tailor & draper
Smith John, brick & tile maker
Weeley Mrs Jessy & John Esq.
Boot & Shoe Mrs.
May Arthur, Gutridge Hall
Parmenter John, New Hall
Partridge Wm. Parson, Lodge
Burls John Scott
Lake Thos. Porter
Wm. Lilley to Colchester, M., Wed. & Sat.
Post Office Directory of Essex ~ 1871
Submitted and Transcribed by Essex Villages
WEELEY is a village and parish, and station on the
Tendring Hundred branch of the Great Eastern Railway, in the eastern
division of the county, Tendring Hundred and union, Colchester county court
district, St. Osyth rural deanery, Colchester archdeaconry, and diocese of
Rochester, 2 miles west of Thorpe, 8 west from Walton steamboat pier, 61
miles from London, 12 south-west from Harwich, 8 south-east from Manningtree,
and 10 east-south-east from Colchester.