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Parish History

SHWELTHORPE (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Depwade, E. division of Norfolk, 3½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Wymondham. [1]

Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall is a civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall Wikipedia. It is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich. Ashwellthorpe All Saints has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building Images of the church and history are found at Simon Knott's Norfolk Churches website

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Registration Districts
  • Depwade

Church records

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

This parish does not appear on Record Search as no microfilm for the parish is held.
Deposited records are held at the Norfolk Record Office from 1558 under reference PD 53/1-8

Courtesy of the Norfolk Transcription Archives:

Non-Conformist Churches

Census records

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Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.


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 438851.


  • 1891 Surname Index courtesy of Pat Greetham and located on the Norfolk Transcription Archives.

Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search. Find my Past 1911 census search

Probate records

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

Poor Law Unions

Depwade Poor Law Union

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 96-100.

 

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