Friday, 13 September 2013

Munt in Essex?

Received: 8 June 2013

I have been researching an ancestor John Archer showing on 1851 and 1881 census as being born abt 1814 in Stanford Rivers and 1861 and 1871 census as being born in Munt Essex.   I have been unable to find a village called Munt are you able to tell me if it is known by any other name.  On the Family Search site i did find a John Archer born in 1814 in Theydon Mount and was wondering if this is the same village.   If you know anything of a village called Munt I would appreciate your help.

Thanks Deanna Clay
Replied:  8 June 2013

Dear Deanna
There isn't a village called Munt in Essex.  Stanford Rivers and Theydon Mount are neighbouring parishes.  Mountnessing is a few miles away.

You might wish to investigate further clues by looking at the Essex Place Names Project which can be accessed via


Received:  9 June 2013

Thank you for your reply to my enquiry and the link you sent. I was > able to find Munt mentioned on there as a parish.  Munt appears to have been the original parish with these place names Munt (parish); Theyden Lessington; Theidon Parva. This obviously later became Theydon Mount. Thanks again for your help Deanna

Replied: 11 June 2013


Many thanks for this.  I am a member of a History Group covering this village so this will be of interest to members.


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