Rochford this ancient town is situated on the small river Roche, a confluent of the river Crouch, and the river is naviigable foor vessels of considerable burthen to.. within a mile of the town. It is 40 miles east of London 12 miles south of Maldon 19 1/4 south of Chelmsford, 23 miles from Brentwood Station, 6 miles east of Rayleigh annd 4 miles north of Southend .. The parish consists of about 1,855 acres. Population in 1861 was 1,481."
[Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1862]

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