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Theydon Bois (a.k.a. Thoydon Boyce, Thoydon-Bois, etc.) is 3.93 mi. northeast of Chigwell and 14.3 mi. northeast of London, a parish in the hundred of Ongar, Essex, 3½ miles S from Epping. Also in the Hundred of Ongar, and only a short distance away, was Mount Thoydon where the church, dedicated to St. Michael, includes SMITH Family monuments, including one to the memory of Sir Thomas SMITH, Chancellor of the Garter and Principal Secretary of State, in the reigns of Edward VI. and Elizabeth. (Lewis…, 1831, Vol. IV, p. 300)

Visitation of Essex, 1558, ERLINGTON

1 Sr John ERLINGTON of Shordiche Kt.
+ Margerett da. & coheire to Sr Thomas ECHINGHAM Knt. renupta Wm. BLUNT L. Mountjoye. buryed in Shordish [Shoreditch?] Church w. her husband ob. 1481.
….2 Rowland or Edward ERLINGTON of Thoydon Boyce in Essex, of the privie chamber to K.H. ye 8.
….+ Agnes mar. Edw. COMBES
……..3 Seymond ERLINGTON cheffe buttler to Edw. 6 buried in St. Peter's Cornehill [London ].
……..+ Alice da. to John MIDLETON sister & hr. to Tho. MIDLETON. Alice also married Sir Gilles ALLINGTON Kt 2 husband. (Harleian Mss., extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owens)

See Shoreditch, Middlesex for what's wrong with this picture. See also Rich Family re marriage of Penelope DEVEREUX Rich to Charles BLUNT, Lord Mountjoy; and see MIDDLETON Family and Combs &c. Visitations

31 Oct. 1637 . State Papers Domestic: Supplementary. SP 46/79/fo 142, 143. Exchequer Writ to Richard CLARKE and 6 others, tenants of Edward ELRINGTON in Theydon Boys and Lowton al. Lucton, Essex, and assigns to hold certain parcels of woods in Theydon Boys; on the Exchequer Order of 30 Oct. (see below)… [incomplete entry]. Westminster (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, Series SP - record not yet acquired)

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