History of Ardleigh
Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Welcome to the home page for the History of Ardleigh and its inhabitants.
Below you find links to a range of sources transcribed by History House. Further below under 'more family and local history sources' you will find additional links to help you.
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Unofficial census of 1796
Unofficial census of Ardleigh inhabitants in 1796. Undertaken in case of invasion by the French.
Poll of Voters 1826
Ardleigh inhabitants who voted in the 1826 general election held in the Borough of Maldon.
Poll of Voters 1847
Ardleigh inhabitants who voted in the 1847 general election.
White's Directory of Essex 1848
ARDLEIGH, a pleasant village on the Colchester and Manningtree road, 5 miles North East of the former, and 4 miles South West of >>more.
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
White's Directory of Essex 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.
Description of Ardleigh in 1933
Ardleigh, mentioned in "Domesday Survey," is a parish on the road from Colchester to Manningtree with a station >> more.
Ardleigh Criminal Cases
Court cases involving Ardleigh residents - ongoing project >>more.
Education in Ardleigh
Reports and returns on schools and education in Ardleigh.
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Here's one for Ardleigh.
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Ardleigh became part of the Tendring Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
Images and Maps of Ardeligh
For images of Ardeligh see our article on Essex Images for Family History.
For maps of Ardeligh see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.
A look at a time when the farmers of Ardleigh and nearby parishes were faced with spate of arson attacks on their property. >>more
The Street, Ardleigh. Same view as the one above.
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More family and local history sources
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Find census returns for this location at Ancestry.co.uk.
Find census returns for this location at Findmypast.co.uk.
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If you're looking for pictures of Ardeligh to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards
The Essex Record Office 'ERO' is an excellent starting point for research. The ERO has an online catalogue by the name of Essex Archives Online which includes parish registers. Access to both via the ERO's homepage.
Also try FreeReg: a database of parish registers transcribed by volunteers. The Essex coverage is increasing each day.
Web site on the history of Ardleigh with census returns, images and a wealth of other historical information.