Welcome to this website about the community of Chrishall in Essex.

Chrishall is a small village on a hilltop in the very north west of Essex, close to the borders of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, in the East of England.   This website is particularly aimed at the local community and the genealogist who perhaps has never visited Chrishall and wishes to visualise the kind of community whence his or her ancestor came.

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A follow up to the Tinworth Story

A follow up to the Tinworth Story

In August 2017 the BBC Who Do You Think You Are programme included a connection to the Tinworth family who were mining for gold in Australia.  Knowing that we had Tinworths in the village, I looked up the connection and found that indeed Charles Tinworth who went to...

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Chapel Flower Festival

Chapel Flower Festival

A reminder that the lovely space we now enjoy as our village hall has always been a community building. I don't have a date for this newspaper report but I guess it was perhaps the 1970s or 1980s? Does anyone know? Pictured above...

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Farming in 1864

Farming in 1864

October 1864 and Samuel Jonas down at Chrishall Grange has had a trying year on the farm. This is his report he sent in to the Agricultural Gazette and published in the Chelmsford Chronicle on the 7th October 1864. The crops about Saffron Walden - Mr Samuel Jonas, of...

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PLEASE NOTE: The August opening of the Archive will be the 2nd Sunday: 11th August so that we avoid the home game cricket match scheduled for the 4th.

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  • 1767 Richard son of Richard and Maria Adams baptised July 19

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