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Parish History

HORHAM, a scattered village, 5 miles S.E. of Eye, and 7 1/2 miles N.N.E. of Debenham, has in its parish 442 souls, and 1433a. 2R. 11P. of land. Sir E. Kerrison, Bart., is lord of the manors called Horham, Thorpe Hall-with- Wooten, and Horham Jernegans ; but a great part of the soil belongs to Thos. Green, Esq. ; Alex. Denovan, Esq.; and the Crowe, Depper, Naylor, and several other families. Sir Herbert Jernegan, who died in 1239, had his seat here; but his son removed to Stonham, and the grandson of the latter to Somerleyton. The Church (St. Mary) is a neat ancient structure, with a large embattled tower, containing eight bells. The south porch has a handsome Norman arch, and the east window is richly decorated with stained glass, of which there are also some fragments in the other windows. The font is a much admired relic of antiquity ; as also is the Parish Chest, which a entirely covered with iron plates tin and hoops....  ....The Baptists have a small chapel here....  William White, 1844, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Suffolk; page 458

Resources

If you live in Suffolk you will have access to a variety of resources at local archives and libraries; however , for those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centers.   Refer to Horham and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.

Civil Registration

Horham is in Hoxne district. To search an index of Hoxne district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records.

Church records

The Parish Registers begin in 1594.  They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office.  A copy of the registers from 1594 to 1900 can be purchased from the  Suffolk Record Office.  For pre 1813 Bishop Transcript entries you will need to look in Hoxne Deanry, Archdeaconry of Suffolk. Parish Chest records are considerable for Horham.   See Suffolk Church Record for further details.

Census records

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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 474638.

Probate records

Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Horham was the Archdeaconry of Suffolk; however, a person’s will or administration may have been probated in nearby courts or even in London. After 1858 it was in Ipswich District.  Refer to the Suffolk Probate Records article for further details.

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