Location: Earls colne
Projects : Earls Colne Project
One Place Studies :Earls Colne OPS
Parish Records: Colne Engaine Parish Records+ Earls Colne Parish Records+ Wakes Colne Parish Records
Wills: Colne Valley Wills
Earls Colne is a village near Colchester in Essex, England named after the River Colne, on which it stands, and the Earls of Oxford who held the manor of Earls Colne from before 1086 and founded a priory there. There was ongoing close association with the earls of Oxford whose seat was at nearby Castle Hedingham.
Wikipedia: Earls Colne
British History on Line :Earls Colne Introduction.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the main road from Colchester to Cambridge passed through the village. The cloth-producing market town of Halstead was en route. Between Halstead and Chappel are Earls Colne, Wakes Colne, Colne Engaine and White Colne. Since families were often spread between these villages and might own land in across the area, they are also included in the study where it makes sense.
Whilst Earls Colne certainly had weavers during the seventeenth century, it was a predominantly an agricultural settlement with a commercialised mixed farming regime which included dairying, hop-growing and commercial hay-making as well as grain production.
Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden KG, PC, KS
Thomas Fowell Buxton Bart, MP Politician, philanthropist and abolitionist.
Sir John Jacob 1st Baronet of Bromley
Ralph Josselin Vicar of Earls Colne and diarist.
Thomas Shepard Puritan minister in England and New England. First Chaplain of Harvard University.
Old Family Names.
Christmas Variations: Chrismas, Cristmas, Crystmas, Christmasse, Cristemas
Earliest Arrival : Thomas Christmas Miller 1596-1650
Harlakenden Variations: Harlakendene, Harlakinden
Earliest Arrival : Roger Harlakenden JP 1541-1602
Additional : Harlakenden Family In Earls Colne
Josselin Variations: Joscelin, Josceline, Joscelyn, Joscelyne, Joselin, Joseline, Joselyn, Joselyne, Josline, Joslin, Josling, Joslyn, Josscelyne, Josseline, Josselyn, Josselyne, Josslin
Earliest arrival Ralph Josselin Vicar of Earls Colne and diarist.
Additional : Diary of Ralph Josselin
Leffingwell Variations: Leffingewell, Leffyngwell, Leffyingwell, Lefyngwell, Lepingwell, Leppingwell, Leffingewell
Earliest Arrival : John Leffingwell 1505-1550
Markham Variations: Marchant, Markam, Markeham, Markhan
Earliest Arrival : James Markham Weaver 1607-1679
Additional : Markham and associated families.
Nevell Variations: Nevill, Nevel, Nevil, Nevile , Neville
Earliest Arrival : Nicholas Nevell 1570 - 1632 (Chappel)
Trades and Professions
Alehouses : Thomas Leffingwell
Apothecary: Henry Clench
Bakers: John Pennock
Blacksmiths: John Abbot
Butchers: Henry Hatch, Henry Hatch, John Hatch, Henry Hatch, Plampin Wenden
Chandlers: Edward Day
Cordwainers: Samuel Christmas, Francis Newton, William Newton
Glovers : John Bond
Legal: John Eldred JP,William Harlakenden JP,William Nevell,
Millers: Thomas Christmas, John Christmas
Military : John Pennock
Ministry: Ralph Josselin, Nicholas Nevell, John Sarjant, Thomas Shepard
Sawyers: Richard Appleton
Shoemakers: William Newton , Thomas Edwards, John Edwards
Weavers: Thomas Fuller, Robert Lock, James Markham
1628 Thomas Prentice to New England
1635 Roger Harlakenden, his wife Elizabeth and his sister Mabel, Thomas Shepard all to New England on the Defence.
1620-40 Edmund Frost and his wife Thomasine to Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.
- Excavation of Colne Priory in 2011
- The Character of English Rural Society: Earls Colne, 1550-1750 Henry French , Richard Hoyle 2007
- Friends and Families : A Study of the Quakers of the Earls Colne Area 1655-1750. Theresa Mackle Clemons 1980.
- Josselyn family genealogy study. The New England historical and genealogical register. Volume 71 Waters, Henry F. (Henry Fitz-Gilbert), 1833-1913; New England Historic Genealogical Society Published 1917. Josselyn Elizabeth French Pages 19-33 and 227-257
- The Writings of Gwynneth Bowen 23 What Happened at Hedingham and Earls Colne? Part 2: The Late Priory Of Colne 1971
- ↑ The autobiography of Thomas Shepard, the celebrated minister of Cambridge, N. E. With additional notices of his life and character. Shepard, Thomas, 1605-1649; Adams, Nehemiah, 1806-1878 p31