Meesden (St. Mary)

MEESDEN (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Buntingford, hundred of Edwinstree, county of Hertford, 4½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Barkway; containing 181 inhabitants. It comprises 1008 acres, of which 20 are common or waste land. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £12. 13. 4.; patron and incumbent, the Rev. A. Gaussen: the tithes have been commuted for £178, and the glebe comprises 108 acres. A school is supported by the rector.

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

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