Accurate transcriptions of the 1921 census are being added to the pub history site, starting with London.
OCKENDON, (NORTH) a scattered village and parish, from 6 to 7 miles E.S.E.
of Romford, has several neat houses, and. contains 341 inhabitants, and 1703
acres of land. In old records it is called Okendon, Wokendon, and Lockington,
and it was held by Earl Harold, before the Conquest. Richard Benyon, Esq.,
is lord of the manor, and owner of all the parish, except the glebe and two
farms. STUBBERS, a fine old brick mansion, in a small park, about a mile
west of the church, is the seat of C. B. Russell, Esq. The Church (St. Mary
Magdalen) is an ancient structure, profusely mantled with ivy, and having a
tower of flint and stone, containing five bells. It has a nave, north aisle,
chancel, and north chapel, and contains several fine monuments of the Coys
and Poyntz families, on one of which are recumbent effigies of General
Poyntz and his lady. The fabric was restored in 1858, at the cost of £1500,
and decorated with several stained glass windows. The rectory, valued in
K.B. at £16.13s. 4d., and in 1831 at £557, is in the patronage of Richd.
Benyon, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Geo. Fielding, M.A., who has a good
residence and 34A. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1840, for £497 per
annum. Here is a National School, built in 1842. In 1704, Sir Wm Russell
left a yearly rent-charge to this parish, out of a house in Water lane,
London, (now belonging to J. Laing, Esq.), to be applied as follows:- 20s.
to the minister, for a sermon on St. Simon and Jude's day; 5s. for the
clerk; and 35s. for the poor parishioners. The latter have also the
dividends of £500 Three per Cent. Consols, left by Daniel Russell, in 1788;
and the rent of a farm of 40A, at Horndon-on-the-Hill, called Steeden Hills,
and now let for £35 a year. This farm is said to have been purchased with
£200, left by Richard Poyntz, in 1643, and.£24. 4s. 4d. given by the parish,
NORTH OCKENDON. Cole William, parish clerk
Post Office at Jane Ansell's. Letters via Romford.
|Ansell Miss Jane, grocer, draper, etc
Baines James, baker and shopkeeper
Burchell William, blacksmith
Cole William, parish clerk
Elliott John, gardener
Fielding Rev. Geo. M.A. Rectory
Rayment Mrs A. schoolmistress
Russell Champion Branfill Esq, Stubbers Park
Snow John, vict. White Horse Inn
West Samuel, grocer and draper
Freeman Mrs Mary
Snowden Martha, Hall Farm