Friday, January 6, 2012

Quendon, Essex, Collin

Quendon Collins

Quendon, a village and a parish in Essex, adjacent to the river Stort and the London and Cambridge railway, 3 miles N by W of Elsenham station, and 2 S from Newport station, both on the G.E.R., and 6 S by W of Saffron Walden. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newport (S.O.) Acreage of parish, 657; population, 171. There is a reading-room in the village. Quendon Hall, a mansion of brick standing in a pleasant deer park, is a seat of the Byng family, who are lords of the manor and chief landowners. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £124 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1861, and is a small building of flint, stone, and rubble in the Early English style. 

QUENDON, a small village on the London and Newmarket road, near the North-Eastern Railway, 2 miles South of Newport Station, and 6½ miles North North East of Bishop Stortford, has in its parish 213 souls, and 643 acres of land, mostly belonging to Mrs. Ann Cranmer, the lady of the manor, who resides at the Hall, a large and handsome mansion of brick and stone, in the Elizabethan style, with a large park, stocked with deer and well-wooded.

At the Domesday Survey, the manor belonged to Eudo Dapifer, and it afterwards passed to the noble families of Mandeville, Bohun, and Stafford. In 1520, it had become the property of Thomas Newman, who built the Hall, which was re-built in the 17th century by John Turner, Esq., who enclosed the park. It was sold during the last century to Henry Cranmer, Esq., from whom it descended to the late James Powell Cranmer, Esq.

The Church is a small tiled building, and the rectory, valued in K. B. at £9, and in 1831 at £165, is in the patronage of Mrs. Cranmer, and incumbency of the Rev. John Collin, sen., M.A., who has a good residence, and 53A. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1839 for £150 per annum.

Year:  1744 Description: Surname:  HARVEY Description:  HARVEY Description: First name:  Sara Description: First Name:  Sara Description: Surname:  COLLINS Description: Full First name:  William Description: First Name:  Wm Description:  SAFFRON WALDEN Description:  Essex

1800    Birth                Joseph T Collin (from 1841 census, Saffron Walden, aged 41)
1802    Vicar               John Collin starts as vicar of Quendon
1802    Register           (1735 – 1812) At front: list of rectors and patrons, ante 1324-1897; note of purchase of register at a cost of 15s. 6d., December 1735; note written by Revd. John Collin 'When I came to this Living [1802] I found it so very small' that he successfully applied for an augmentation and Land Tax worth £7 12s. was redeemed
1804    Birth                Joseph T Collin (from 1861 census Saffron, age 57)
1806    Bapt                John Collin bapt. Son of John and Anne
1807    Birth                John Collin (From 1861 census, Rickling, age 54) And in 1881 census is living in Rickling, and is 74, head of household, married, Vicar JP Collin, and he is blind.
1811    Birth                John Collin (from 1841 census, Quendon, aged 30)
1817    Marriage          Charles Collin and Jane Baxter, 17th AUgust
1817    Bapt                28th December Elizabeth bapt. Daughter of Charles and Jane
1829    Bapt                Kitty daughter bapt. Charles and Jane

1836    Burial              May, burial, Joseph Collin (FS)
1838    Marriage          Marianne Collin and George Robert Tuck, 26th June
1841    Census             Joseph Collin, born 1811, age 30
            Census             John Collin born 1776, age 65
            Census             Anne Collin born 1781 age 60

            Census             The Rectory, Quendon:
                                    John Collin, Clerk 65
                                    Ann Collin 60
                                    John Collin Jnr, Clerk, 30
                                    Joseph Collin attorney at law, 30

1841    White’s directory        Rev. John Collin, sen. M.A., rector of Quendon, and rural dean of Newport
1851    Census             Joseph T Collin, age 41, born 1810
1861    Census             Joseph T Collin aged 57 born 1804
            Census             John Collin, 85 (born 1776 in Saffron Walden) head
                                    Anne Collin 84 (born 1777 Duxford, Cambs) wife
1866    Burial              Anne Collin, 5th May
1866    Burial              Joseph Collin, 21st May
1881    Sale                 FRANKLIN AND SON, AUCTIONEERS AND ESTATE AGENTS OF THAXTED, BISHOPS STORTFORD AND SAFFRON WALDEN. 1881 Sale catalogue: Cottage and garden and WHEELWRIGHT's shop and garden, QUENDON, belonging to the late Capt. Byng. Alfred Savill, auctioneer.