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From: Guy Etchells <>
Subject: Re: New town - Harlow
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 23:23:32 +0000
It certainly was as Essex 1899 Kelly's Directory(Reference #0659)
page 206 shows - in 1891 the population of Harlow was 479.
> In a message dated 20/11/2003 22:33:20 GMT Standard Time,
>>Colleen .... are you sure about the years for Harlow ... my great
>>grandfather emigrated to Australia in 1842 he was born in 1821 in Stebbing and his
>>sister was born in Harlow 1832 and brother in 1832 ... or is there 'another'
> Hi Sandie
> Basildon was a small village, but when the New Town was built the town took
> on the name. The New Town swallowed up large tracts of land some of which was
> scrub and heath and some of which was farming land of variable quality. The
> Dunton plotlands were on part of the land now under the control of Basildon
> I suspect that Harlow was similar, so your ancestors could indeed have been
> born in a village or small town called Harlow which has long since been buried
> under the concrete and landscaping of the modern town.
> Dave D
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