UGLEY, a parish in the hundred of CLAVERING, county of ESSEX, 3½ miles (N) from Stansted-Mountfitchet, containing 329 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the jurisdiction of the Commissary of Essex and Herts, concurrently with the Consistorial Court of the Bishop of London, rated in the; king’s books at £14 13 4, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Governors of Christ’s Hospital, London. The church is dedicated to St Peter.
Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831)
Further registers for Ugley are included in the FreeReg database.
Notes from the register
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Some names are very probably omitted either at the latter end of this year of beginnning and middle of the next. A vain attempt has been made to recover them. P Wright
- image 11 one entry for 1729 then note
Some names are very probably here omitted
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In this Parish of Berden was antiently a small Priory dedicated to St John the Evangelist but when or by whom founded is uncertain. In the time of Edward 3rd Will Bohun E of Northampton with Eliz his wife by licence from that King of whom they held both the advoswon of the Priory and also the Mannor of Berden in capite gave the perpet Patronage of the said Priory to the Abb of * of Walden as also the said mannor; After the death of Christina the wife of Robert de Rochford who held the same in dower of the inheritance of the said Earl.
This Priory was suppressed by Acto fo Parliamenr 27 Hen 8 when it was values at £29-6-4 ob Dugdale £31-5-1 ob saith Speed after which in 30 Hen 8 the House and sire of the Priory and the Rectory of Berden and all the land and tenements in Berden and in other parishes belonging to rhe said Priory were granted to Henry Parker to be held of the King in capite which Henry in 6 Edward 6 died seized of the said premises leaving John Parker his son and heir.
The premises came at length to Sir Thomas Ramsey Kt Lord Mayor of London 1577 to whom Queen Eliz in 25th of her reign granted licence to alienate the same and 20 messuages in Berden, Manuden, Elsnam and Henham in the county to the Mayor and Comm of the city of London in trust as governors and for the use and benefit of Christs Hospital in London which enjoys the profits thereof.
- Image 39 copy of the last Will and testament of Mr Robert Buck of London draper.