Hi I am looking at my past and as a past resident in Basildon 1961-75. I was pleased to discover reference to my great/great/great grandmother Harriet Green. She was shown in the 1841 census as living at Molgroves a house next to the rectory in “Laindon Hills” she was 12 years old and seemed to be part of a mixed bunch who were definitely not her family, but in agriculture. She had I believe from other sources 4 sisters and 4 brothers, and in 1845 married William Marchant. In the 1851 census she claimed to have been born in Horndon. Her parents were James and Mary Green (Bellis) I’m told.
I am only asking in case someone has a clue to “Molgroves” as a house next to a rectory (church unknown) and what she might have been doing there, possibly in service. I have googled Molgroves but no luck.
Keep up the good work (if you can put me in touch with someone who could help that would be excellent. I live in Cyprus, so visiting the district is a special event for the future!!!