St Nicholas Church, Berden
In 1831 the village had 342 residents of whom 177 were male and 165 were female. There were 68 inhabited houses occupied by 72 families
James Smith these on of James and Mary Smith was baptised on 26th February 1715
Sarah Smith wife of Abraham Smith of Manuden was buried on August 14th 1795
Ann Smith was buried on 15th February 1828
I have been through the Registers dated from 1715 up to 1911. The three entries above are the only ones featuring the surname Smith. Ed.