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Wangford (near Halesworth), Suffolk
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Blything
County Suffolk
Poor Law Union Blything PLU
Registration District Blything
Records begin
Parish registers: 1678
Bishop's Transcripts: 1698
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dunwich
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk
Location of Archive
Suffolk Record Office

Contents

Parish History

WANGFORD, a district and a hundred in the NE of Suffolk. The district contains 28 parishes, and is divided into the sub-districts of Bungay and Beccles. Acres, 35,079. [1]

Also known as Wangford near Southwold.[2][3]

Refer to the works listed in Suffolk Gazetteers or England Gazetteers for source material.

Resources

If you live in Suffolk you will have access to a variety of resources at local archives and libraries. For those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at LDS Family History Centres. Refer to the parish and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalogue for available records.

Civil Registration

Wangford was in Blything district. To search an index of Blything district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article provides more details about these records. Civil Registration began in 1837.

Church records

Wangford (near Halesworth), Suffolk parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

1813 = Suffolk Marriage Index (1813-37) (FindMyPast) - (£)[4]
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[5]
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[6]
Wangford (near Halesworth), Suffolk Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
1813 1814-1831
BOYD
1690-1751

NBI

1813-1900
Parish Registers began in the 1500's. They can be viewed at the Suffolk Record Office. There are Bishop Transcripts and Parish Registers that have been filmed for most parishes in the County. See the Suffolk Church Records article for further details.

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 474635.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Suffolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

References

  1. In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Date accessed: 10 October 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  3. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 4 December 2013.
  4. 'Suffolk Marriage Index (1813-37) Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 9 December 2013.
  5. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  6. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 4 December 2013.

 

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