The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex, Vol II
By Philip Morant, 1763-8, reprint EP Publishing 1978, 646pp (Essex County Libraries E)
Summary by Pat Marsden
An indispensable resource for local historians interested in the eighteenth century and a standard history of the County of Essex assembled by Philip Morant, the well-to-do Rector of a Colchester parish, a well-educated man, who was fortunate enough to inherit the collections made by earlier scholars. The section on the Lexden Hundred contains information about the early history of ‘Wivenhoo’ from Domesday onward on pp187-189.