Essex

Bocking Roxwell

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Bocking. Map

      Sarah Whipple (9th-great-grandmother, 1643) was born here about 1643 and died in Massachusetts.

  St. Mary's Church was built in 1340.

  Font in St. Mary's Church.

      Bocking is an attractive village. The St. MaryšŚ┤ Church is several centuries old. The chancel is the oldest part. It dates from about 1340. The church was extensively restored in the 19th century. The roof dates from the 15th and 16th century.

Roxwell. Map

      John Brown (11th-great-grandfather, 1582) was born here about 1582.

  St. Michael and All Angels Church.

  Cemetery at St. Michael and All Angels Church.

      Roxwell is a farming village with the St. Michael and All Angels Church.

  Rape field near Roxwell.

      When we visited Roxwell, there were yellow fields planted with rape. The flowering rape plants added to the picturesque quality of rural England. Rape was an important crop. The oil was used for soap, cooking, and lighting. The by-product was oilcake used for cattle feed. Rape oil was used for lighting oil (de Vries 141).

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