Greenford, Great (Holy Cross)

GREENFORD, GREAT (Holy Cross), a parish, in the union of Brentford, hundred of Elthorne, county of Middlesex, 4½ miles (N. by E.) from Hounslow; containing 588 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £20, and in the gift of King's College, Cambridge: the tithes have been commuted for £600, and the glebe comprises 40 acres. The church is built of flints, with a low wooden spire at the west end. There is a place of worship for Baptists. The Rev. Edward Terry, chaplain to Sir Thomas Roe, in the embassy to the Great Mogul, of which he published an account, was rector of this parish, where in 1660 he died and was buried.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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