Hinxworth was a village of 35 dwellings, 3 of which were almshouses, when Chauncy wrote his history in 1700. This may be the highest ratio in the county. Hinxworth was an agricultural area, which have usually been rather poor.
As yet no further information has come to light.
The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire, by Sir Henry Chauncy
Vol 1 p66
1st edition London 1700, 2nd edition Bishops Stortford 1826, 3rd edition Kohler & Coombes of Dorking 1975 ISBN 0 903967 01 4
The Victoria County History of the County of Hertford , ed William Page
Vol 3 pp 232-40
Issued Archibald Constable & Co. 1912. Reprint by Dawsons of Pall Mall 1971 ISBN 0 7129 0477 8
This publication is available online at https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/herts/vol3/pp232-240