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A request for assistence


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BaronIveagh
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Not sure where to file this one, so I felt that this part of the forum would be the best bet:

Looking for folklore for the area surrounding Buttsbury, Great Bursted, and Ingatestone. A friend of mine has suddenly developed an intense interest in the area, but as he's a rather old man, has no way to get there, nor do I, for reasons more financial than physical.

For example: why is Blunt's Wall called that? There's no visible wall nor any reference to one that I could unearth in the Essex online Archives.

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: A request for assistence

www.stock.org.uk/history/ninteenth-century.htm

This website mentions some local fairs and general history of the area.

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Re: A request for assistence

Yeah, I pretty much arealdy have everything that can be found on the internet.  Spent two weeks online looking. 

The main thrust is things pre-1390 ( during the period the Blunts were the primary land holders, 1390 becasue at that point John Blunt dies and leaves everything to his daughter, having no sons.)  This is why it occured ot me to check the folklore references.  I know Roger of Ing took off to be an outlaw following the Baron's War, and that he windmill that stood in Buttsbury changes hands several times between the Blunt family and Sir Arnulf de Montinessing before Edward took the throne, but I'm looking for folklore, rather than historic records.  Legends, etc

So far I'm finding a big fat nothing.  The estate of John continued to be paid in the Hustings Court by various London goldsmiths in thier wills inot the 1400's, with no explanation as to why, for example.

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