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St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Essex, England April 24, 2016

Sir William King  my 11X Great Grandfather is buried here in Essex England

from a Google search

Great Leighs, St Mary the Virgin Churchyard
Also known as: St Mary the Virgin, Great Leighs
Great Leighs, St Mary the Virgin Churchyard
Also known as: St Mary the Virgin, Great Leighs
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Boreham Road
Great Leighs
Chelmsford Borough
Essex England
Postal Code: CM3 1PPSearch Great Leighs, St Mary the Virgin Churchyard:

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Cemetery notes and/or description:
Great Leighs is a village in Essex, England, half way between Chelmsford and Braintree. In former times it was known as Much Leighes. Great Leighs is the location of the oldest Inn in England, St. Anne’s Castle, situated on the junction of Main Road and Boreham Road. The full history of Saint Anne’s Castle has been lost in the midst of time. However, it is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and lays claim to be the oldest licensed premises in England, as it served ale to the pilgrims travelling to Thomas Becket’s tomb in the 12th Century. Down in the cellars there are remains of tunnels, which reputedly linked the inn with the nearby Leez Priory, and Great Leighs church. The church has an impressive round tower and is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. It stands a considerable distance south east from the village.(text by Geoffrey Gillon)

Boreham Road
Great Leighs
Chelmsford Borough
Essex  England
Postal Code: CM3 1PP
Search Great Leighs, St Mary the Virgin Churchyard:
First Name Last Name
Cemetery notes and/or description:
Great Leighs is a village in Essex, England, half way between Chelmsford and Braintree. In former times it was known as Much Leighes. Great Leighs is the location of the oldest Inn in England, St. Anne’s Castle, situated on the junction of Main Road and Boreham Road. The full history of Saint Anne’s Castle has been lost in the midst of time. However, it is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and lays claim to be the oldest licensed premises in England, as it served ale to the pilgrims travelling to Thomas Becket’s tomb in the 12th Century. Down in the cellars there are remains of tunnels, which reputedly linked the inn with the nearby Leez Priory, and Great Leighs church. The church has an impressive round tower and is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. It stands a considerable distance south east from the village.(text by Geoffrey Gillon)
 

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