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From: "Colleen" <>
Subject: Re: Wivenhoe near Heybridge?
Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 16:40:30 +0100
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King was quite a common name in Heybridge, Maldon, which is just a stone's
throw away from Heybridge, and in the entire surrounding district. Though
Wivenhoe is a port on the river Colne and Heybridge on the river Blackwater,
they are only about 16-20 miles apart as the crow flies. Mariners and boat
builders tended to move around a lot and it would have been common to find
cross migration between villages like Wivenhoe & Heybridge, I would have


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> I'm trying to decide whether to order a couple wills dated 1689 and 1731,
> both are wills of Francis King, mariner of Wivenhoe. When I searched
> Google
> Maps, the main arrow pointed to a place in or near Heybridge. It's easy
> enough
> to spot the Wivenhoe near Colchester, but I'm wondering if there's a
> place
> by that name associated with Heybridge.
> The King family that I'm researching lived in Rivenhall and Great Braxted,
> so if there's a closer Wivenhoe, it would up my chances that I'm on the
> right
> track.
> Thanks,
> John F
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