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Low Leyton, a parish in the hundred of Becontree, 6 miles (N.E.) from London, containing the chapelry of Leytonstone… The living of Low Leyton is a discharged vicarage, in the jurisdiction of the Commissary of London, concurrently with the Consistorial Court of the Bishop… and in the patronage of J. Pardoe, Esq… The celebrated Sir Thomas ROWE, or ROE, ambassador to the great Mogul in the reign of Charles I., was a native of Leyton; and Lady Margaret BRIAN, governess to Edward VI., and the princesses Mary and Elizabeth, resided here in 1551. Edward Rowe MORES, Esq., a distinguished antiquary of the last century, long lived in a house of singular construction, built by himself, in this parish, now called Etloe place. (Lewis…, 1831)


12 March 1677 Assizes held at Chelmsford. Indictment of Thomas CONES alias COMBES of Low Leyuton labourer, 5 December 28 Charles II, there stole a grey gelding worth 20s., belonging to Math. WILSON. Pleads not guilty; guilty to be hanged, reprieved. Witnesses: Math. WILSON Thomas COPLEY William HOWARD Jonathan HAYNES, John TAYLOR [Ass 35/118/1/68] (Essex Record Office, Calendar of Essex Assize File [Ass 35/118/1], Ref: T/A 418/183/68)

30 April 1717. Registration of Papist estates. Enrolled. William COLEGRAVE of St. Giles-in-the-Fields (co.Midd.) esq., (tenant for life). The Manor of Cann Hall alias Cannon Hall and lands adjoining (no details) in Wanstead, in occupation of John HEWYT [HEWIT?] clerk, by lease at £365 rent; a messuage in Wanstead in occupation of Thomas COOMBS by lease at £323 rent; 3 fields and a parcel of marsh in Wanstead except Little Moor Field in Low Leyton, in his own occ., lately leased at £380 rent. (Essex Record Office, Enrolment, Registration and Deposit: Religion, Paists, Ref Cod: Q/RRp 1/8)


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