Essex CO7 6DE
Dedham and Ardleigh Parishes Office at The Assembly Rooms
Tel: 01206 322136
Connections between the Parish of Dedham, Essex U.K and the U.S.A.
Many residents of Dedham and surrounding villages emigrated to the emerging United States of America, many settling in Massachusetts. In 1636, the town of Dedham, Massachusetts was founded, taking it's name from Dedham, Essex.
From that time the links between Dedham, Essex, and descendants of early settlers in the U.S.A.have remained strong.
There are a number of celebrations of these ties between our nations in the Parish Church of St Mary.
Please use the links below to take you to the appropriate section of our On-line Tour.
United States of America
Be it here known to all that:
Officials of Dedham, England
Given this Sixth Day of August, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy-Three.