History of Little Holland (Holland on Sea)
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Little Holland >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848
HOLLAND (LITTLE) is a small parish adjoining Great Holland, and 5 miles South West of Walton-le-Soken. It has only 75 inhabitants and 646 acres of land, bounded by the sea on the east, and by Holland creek on the north.
Its church has long been in ruins, and the benifice, which is donative, is consolidated with the village of Great Clacton. It has only one acre of glebe, and £55 a year in lieu of tithes.
Robert Hills, Esq., owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor, formerly held by the Bataile, Darcy, Dawes, Corsellis, and other families.
Within the last 20 years more than 20A. of land in this parish has been washed away by the ocean.
The farmers are William Cole, Bushells, or Bennetts; Frederick Laws, Hall Farm; and Thomas Petchell, bailiff.
Back to History of Little Holland
Find your Essex Ancestors in the Parish Registers
The Essex Record Office 'ERO' are custodians of the parish registers of Essex. Ancestry.co.uk have now transcribed the entire collection of Essex parish registers. Search now on Ancestry for your Essex ancestors. Then on the results page click on ‘request image’ and you will be taken to the ERO website where you can purchase an image of the relevant page.
Visit our Parish Registers of Essex page for more information.
Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers
Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.
Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.
Little Holland - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Little Holland - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0
Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?
Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these.
Link below already formatted for Essex and Postcards.