Louisa Darby1

#12580, (10 March 1818-8 December 1838)
FatherRichard Darby1 (c 1780-c 9 Feb 1851)
MotherLetitia White1 (1789-c Jun 1870)
ChartsBrett Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited15 Jun 2016
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Louisa Darby was born on 10 March 1818 at Greensted-juxta-Ongar, Essex.1 Greensted is situated in a large natural clearing in Epping forest. The Ongar road is mentioned in The Caturbury Tales. The village was part of the area under Danish law, and in 1801 had a population of 102. In 1839 it was estimated to have 289 acres of arable land and 325 acres of meadows and pasture.2

She was the daughter of Richard Darby and Letitia White.1 Louisa Darby was baptized at St. Andrews on Thursday, 9 April 1818 at Greensted-juxta-Ongar, Essex.1 Greensted Church has been situated in its idyllic setting for nearly 1,200 years; St. Andrews is the oldest wooden church in the world, and perhaps the oldest wooden building in Europe. It is also said to have been the resting place of unknown early crusader who is said to have arrived, badly wounded, at the church and died there.3



Louisa died on 8 December 1838 at age 20.4,1 Her body was interred at St. Mary the Virgin on 12 December 1838 at Walkern, Hertfordshire. She was buried on the same day as her infant son.1,5 The village lies off the main road in the valley of the Beane on the road to Watton. It is fairly large and somewhat straggling, the church, rectory and school, and Walkern Place, a 17th-century farm-house of timber and plaster lying at the north end. Nearby is a small castle of the mount and bailey type, thrown up possibly by Hamo de St. Clare in the reign of Stephen.The church of St. Mary The Virgin stands to the north-east of the village on the east bank of the River Beane. It is built of flint rubble with dressings of Barnack stone and clunch. The original church consisted probably of a chancel and nave. The former has been wholly rebuilt, and the earliest part of the existing church is the nave, which dates from the 11th century and is probably part of the pre-Conquest church.6

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  1. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 26 Sep 2012.
  2. [S582] W. R.(editor) Powell A History of the County of Essex: Volume 4 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=53
  3. [S415] Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensted_Church
  4. [S903] E-mails from David Spencer to Tim Hill, 2016- 'Darby family' - 9 February 2016 at 22:50 (for exact date).
  5. [S903] E-mails from David Spencer to Tim Hill, 2016- 'Darby family' - 9 February 2016 at 22:50.
  6. [S581] William Page A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 3 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43595