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[[Image:England-suffolk.png|thumb|right|England-suffolk.png]] __TOC__ <!-- The tag __TOC__ allows one to move the contents box anywhere on the page. The Tag __NOTOC__ removes the contents box from the page-->'''Suffolk is a maritime county located&nbsp;in the lower south east part of '''[[England|'''England''']]'''.''' {{Place|Suffolk}}  
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[[Image:England-suffolk.png|thumb|right|England-suffolk.png]] __TOC__ <!-- The tag __TOC__ allows one to move the contents box anywhere on the page. The Tag __NOTOC__ removes the contents box from the page--> '''Suffolk is a maritime county located&nbsp;in the lower south east part of '''[[England|'''England''']]'''.''' {{Place|Suffolk}}  
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== Description  ==
 
== Description  ==
<blockquote>SUFFOLK, one of the most eastern counties of England, and one of the principal agricultural and maritime divisions of the kingdom, comprises an area of about 1500 square statute miles, or about 950,000 acres of land, watered by many navigable rivers and smaller streams, intersected by many good roads and several railways; and possessing all the varieties of soil from a light steril sand to a rich loam. …. though its eastern line occupies about 50 miles of seacoast, sweeping in a curved line from the estuary of the Orwell and Stour, near Harwich, northward to Yarmouth, where it terminates in a narrow apex; from whence, a line drawn across the county, in a south-westerly direction to Haverhill, at its south-western, angle, is more than 70 miles in length. It is bounded on the north by &lt;a href="Norfolk"&gt;Norfolk&lt;/a&gt;, from which it is separated by the Waveney and Little Ouse rivers, rising near Redgrave, and flowing in opposite directions&nbsp;; on the west, by &lt;a href="Cambridgeshire"&gt;Cambridgeshire&lt;/a&gt; where it is only about 26 miles in breadth; on the south, by &lt;a href="Essex"&gt;Essex&lt;/a&gt;, from which it is separated by the river Stour, in a winding course of about 48 miles; and on the east, by the German Ocean, on which it has some fine bays, havens, and creeks, and a bold range of cliffs and headlands, of which that at Lowestoft is the most easterly point of England. It increased its Population from 210,431 souls in 1801, to 337,470 in 1851. <IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 height=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="5" _fck_mw_template="true">Compared with the other counties in England, it ranks as the eighth in agricultural, and the fifteenth in total population. …… Quarter Sessions are held at Beccles, Woodbridge, Ipswich, and Bury, for the four divisions of the county. …….. Bury, which may be called the Western, and &lt;a href="Ipswich, Suffolk"&gt;Ipswich&lt;/a&gt; the Eastern Capital of Suffolk. The latter has now about 34,000 inhabitants, and the former upwards of 14,000. There are in the county 28 other MARKET TOWNS, of which Sudbury, Woodbridye, and Lowestoft, have each about 6,000 souls; Bungay and Beccles each about 4000; and Hadleigh and Stowmarket each upwards of 3000&nbsp;; but the remainder have smaller populations, many of them numbering less than 2000 souls… SUFFOLK contains about 500 parishes, several extra-parochial places, 30 towns, (of which the markets of eight or nine are obsolete,) and about 1000 villages and hamlets. It is divided into twenty-one Hundreds, each having high constables and petty sessions; but three of its boroughs, — Ipswich, Bury, and Sudbury, are distinct jurisdictions, and have separate commissions of the peace, and courts of Quarter Sessions........ </blockquote>&lt;a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=KO8NAAAAQAAJ&amp;pg=PA9#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false"&gt;HISTORY, GAZETTEER, AND DIRECTORY OF SUFFOLK 1855 By WILLIAM WHITE, page 25 to 48 &lt;/a&gt;
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<blockquote>SUFFOLK, one of the most eastern counties of England, and one of the principal agricultural and maritime divisions of the kingdom, comprises an area of about 1500 square statute miles, or about 950,000 acres of land, watered by many navigable rivers and smaller streams, intersected by many good roads and several railways; and possessing all the varieties of soil from a light steril sand to a rich loam. …. though its eastern line occupies about 50 miles of seacoast, sweeping in a curved line from the estuary of the Orwell and Stour, near Harwich, northward to Yarmouth, where it terminates in a narrow apex; from whence, a line drawn across the county, in a south-westerly direction to Haverhill, at its south-western, angle, is more than 70 miles in length. It is bounded on the north by [[Norfolk|Norfolk]], from which it is separated by the Waveney and Little Ouse rivers, rising near Redgrave, and flowing in opposite directions&nbsp;; on the west, by [[Cambridgeshire|Cambridgeshire]] where it is only about 26 miles in breadth; on the south, by [[Essex|Essex]], from which it is separated by the river Stour, in a winding course of about 48 miles; and on the east, by the German Ocean, on which it has some fine bays, havens, and creeks, and a bold range of cliffs and headlands, of which that at Lowestoft is the most easterly point of England. It increased its Population from 210,431 souls in 1801, to 337,470 in 1851. {{Wikipedia|Suffolk|Suffolk}}Compared with the other counties in England, it ranks as the eighth in agricultural, and the fifteenth in total population. …… Quarter Sessions are held at Beccles, Woodbridge, Ipswich, and Bury, for the four divisions of the county. …….. Bury, which may be called the Western, and [[Ipswich, Suffolk|Ipswich]] the Eastern Capital of Suffolk. The latter has now about 34,000 inhabitants, and the former upwards of 14,000. There are in the county 28 other MARKET TOWNS, of which Sudbury, Woodbridye, and Lowestoft, have each about 6,000 souls; Bungay and Beccles each about 4000; and Hadleigh and Stowmarket each upwards of 3000&nbsp;; but the remainder have smaller populations, many of them numbering less than 2000 souls… SUFFOLK contains about 500 parishes, several extra-parochial places, 30 towns, (of which the markets of eight or nine are obsolete,) and about 1000 villages and hamlets. It is divided into twenty-one Hundreds, each having high constables and petty sessions; but three of its boroughs, — Ipswich, Bury, and Sudbury, are distinct jurisdictions, and have separate commissions of the peace, and courts of Quarter Sessions........ </blockquote>[http://books.google.com/books?id=KO8NAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA9#v=onepage&q&f=false HISTORY, GAZETTEER, AND DIRECTORY OF SUFFOLK 1855 By WILLIAM WHITE, page 25 to 48 ]
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
  
See a list of the &lt;a href="Suffolk Parishes"&gt;'''Parishes'''&lt;/a&gt; of Suffolk with links to articles. Only 10% or about 50 parishes have been or being developed.&nbsp; Feel free to use &lt;a href="Horham, Suffolk"&gt;Horham&lt;/a&gt; or any other parish as a template to add information about parishes in Suffolk.&nbsp; Parish Histories can be found in the &lt;a href="Suffolk Gazetteers"&gt;Gazetteers&lt;/a&gt;.  
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See a list of the [[Suffolk Parishes|'''Parishes''']] of Suffolk with links to articles. Only 10% or about 50 parishes have been or being developed.&nbsp; Feel free to use [[Horham, Suffolk|Horham]] or any other parish as a template to add information about parishes in Suffolk.&nbsp; Parish Histories can be found in the [[Suffolk Gazetteers|Gazetteers]].  
  
== Census, Civil Registration, Parish Records ==
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== Census, Civil Registration, Parish Records ==
  
 
Virtually everyone can be found in census and civil registration records and most in the parish registers.  
 
Virtually everyone can be found in census and civil registration records and most in the parish registers.  
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== Court, Probate, Land, and Other records  ==
 
== Court, Probate, Land, and Other records  ==
  
Unlike census, civil registration, and Church of England Parish Records, less then 20% of the people appear in these record classes with few exceptions. The article by Anthony Camp on &lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Sources for Labourers in an Agricultural Community"&gt;Sources for Labourers in an Agricultural Community&lt;/a&gt; provides a detailed view of records our ancestors can be found in.  
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Unlike census, civil registration, and Church of England Parish Records, less then 20% of the people appear in these record classes with few exceptions. The article by Anthony Camp on [[Sources for Labourers in an Agricultural Community]] provides a detailed view of records our ancestors can be found in.  
  
 
== Directories  ==
 
== Directories  ==
  
&lt;a href="http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/b1.asp"&gt;Courtesy of Historical Directories, a University of Leicestershire Project:&lt;/a&gt;
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[http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/b1.asp Courtesy of Historical Directories, a University of Leicestershire Project:]
  
 
*1839, 1850, 1855, 1869, 1877, 1891-1892, 1900, 1901, 1909, 1912
 
*1839, 1850, 1855, 1869, 1877, 1891-1892, 1900, 1901, 1909, 1912
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== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
  
Use an &lt;a href="http://maps.familysearch.org"&gt;interactive map &lt;/a&gt;to find jurisdictions for each parish in Suffolk.&nbsp; From this map you will be able to determine the Civil Registration District, Deanery, Poor Law Union, Hundred, Probate District,&nbsp; of every parish.&nbsp; <br>
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Suffolk.&nbsp; From this map you will be able to determine the Civil Registration District, Deanery, Poor Law Union, Hundred, Probate District,&nbsp; of every parish.&nbsp; <br>  
  
 
=== Civil Districts  ===
 
=== Civil Districts  ===
  
*&lt;a href="Hundreds and Boroughs of Suffolk"&gt;Hundreds and Boroughs of Suffolk&lt;/a&gt; - created before 1500  
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*[[Hundreds and Boroughs of Suffolk|Hundreds and Boroughs of Suffolk]] - created before 1500  
*&lt;a href="Suffolk Poor Law Unions"&gt;Suffolk Poor Law Unions&lt;/a&gt; - created in 1835  
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*[[Suffolk Poor Law Unions|Suffolk Poor Law Unions]] - created in 1835  
*&lt;a href="Suffolk Civil Registration"&gt;Suffolk Civil Registration Districts&lt;/a&gt; - Births, Deaths, Marriages after 1837  
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*[[Suffolk Civil Registration|Suffolk Civil Registration Districts]] - Births, Deaths, Marriages after 1837  
 
*Civil Parish
 
*Civil Parish
  
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**Archdeaconry of Suffolk  
 
**Archdeaconry of Suffolk  
 
***Deanery's  
 
***Deanery's  
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****Parish's  
 
**Archdeaconry of Sudbury  
 
**Archdeaconry of Sudbury  
 
***Deanery's  
 
***Deanery's  
 
****Parish's
 
****Parish's
  
Refer to &lt;a href="Suffolk Church Records"&gt;Suffolk Church Records&lt;/a&gt;
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Refer to [[Suffolk Church Records|Suffolk Church Records]]
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
*Military '&lt;a href="http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Suffolk/index.html"&gt;Roll of Honour&lt;/a&gt;"  
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*Military '[http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Suffolk/index.html Roll of Honour]"  
*&lt;a href="http://ipswich-lettering.org/bournepark.html"&gt;Memorials in Bourne Park&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://ipswich-lettering.org/bournepark.html Memorials in Bourne Park]
  
 
== Probate Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Probate Jurisdictions  ==
  
Before 1858, every town and parish in Suffolk was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. The primary courts that had jurisdiction over Suffolk was the &lt;a href="Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk"&gt;Archdeaconry of Suffolk&lt;/a&gt;, which covered the eastern division; and, &lt;a href="Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury"&gt;Archdeaconry of Sudbury&lt;/a&gt;, which coved the western division. After 1858 it was in Ipswich District..&nbsp; Refer to the &lt;a href="Suffolk Probate Records"&gt;Suffolk Probate Records&lt;/a&gt; article for further details.  
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Before 1858, every town and parish in Suffolk was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. The primary courts that had jurisdiction over Suffolk was the [[Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk|Archdeaconry of Suffolk]], which covered the eastern division; and, [[Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury|Archdeaconry of Sudbury]], which coved the western division. After 1858 it was in Ipswich District..&nbsp; Refer to the [[Suffolk Probate Records|Suffolk Probate Records]] article for further details.  
  
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== &nbsp;Websites  ==
 
== &nbsp;Websites  ==
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.looking4kin.com/group/suffolkenglandgenealogy"&gt;Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Suffolk&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/suffolkenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Suffolk]
*&lt;a href="http://www.slhc.org.uk/"&gt;Suffolk Local History Council&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.slhc.org.uk/ Suffolk Local History Council]
*&lt;a href="http://www.suffolkfhs.co.uk/index.html"&gt;Suffolk Family History Society&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.suffolkfhs.co.uk/index.html Suffolk Family History Society]
*To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Suffolk and many of its parishes, visit &lt;a href="http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/suffolk.htm"&gt;FHLFavorites.info&lt;/a&gt;.
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*To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Suffolk and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/suffolk.htm FHLFavorites.info].
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<br>&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Category:Suffolk"&gt;Category:Suffolk&lt;/a&gt;
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<br> {{Geographic Location
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|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
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|North    = [[Norfolk]]
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|Centre    = Suffolk
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|West      = [[Cambridgeshire]]
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|South    = [[Essex]]
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|East      = ''North Sea''
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}} {{England counties}}
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Suffolk is a maritime county located in the lower south east part of England.


Description

SUFFOLK, one of the most eastern counties of England, and one of the principal agricultural and maritime divisions of the kingdom, comprises an area of about 1500 square statute miles, or about 950,000 acres of land, watered by many navigable rivers and smaller streams, intersected by many good roads and several railways; and possessing all the varieties of soil from a light steril sand to a rich loam. …. though its eastern line occupies about 50 miles of seacoast, sweeping in a curved line from the estuary of the Orwell and Stour, near Harwich, northward to Yarmouth, where it terminates in a narrow apex; from whence, a line drawn across the county, in a south-westerly direction to Haverhill, at its south-western, angle, is more than 70 miles in length. It is bounded on the north by Norfolk, from which it is separated by the Waveney and Little Ouse rivers, rising near Redgrave, and flowing in opposite directions ; on the west, by Cambridgeshire where it is only about 26 miles in breadth; on the south, by Essex, from which it is separated by the river Stour, in a winding course of about 48 miles; and on the east, by the German Ocean, on which it has some fine bays, havens, and creeks, and a bold range of cliffs and headlands, of which that at Lowestoft is the most easterly point of England. It increased its Population from 210,431 souls in 1801, to 337,470 in 1851.
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Compared with the other counties in England, it ranks as the eighth in agricultural, and the fifteenth in total population. …… Quarter Sessions are held at Beccles, Woodbridge, Ipswich, and Bury, for the four divisions of the county. …….. Bury, which may be called the Western, and Ipswich the Eastern Capital of Suffolk. The latter has now about 34,000 inhabitants, and the former upwards of 14,000. There are in the county 28 other MARKET TOWNS, of which Sudbury, Woodbridye, and Lowestoft, have each about 6,000 souls; Bungay and Beccles each about 4000; and Hadleigh and Stowmarket each upwards of 3000 ; but the remainder have smaller populations, many of them numbering less than 2000 souls… SUFFOLK contains about 500 parishes, several extra-parochial places, 30 towns, (of which the markets of eight or nine are obsolete,) and about 1000 villages and hamlets. It is divided into twenty-one Hundreds, each having high constables and petty sessions; but three of its boroughs, — Ipswich, Bury, and Sudbury, are distinct jurisdictions, and have separate commissions of the peace, and courts of Quarter Sessions........
HISTORY, GAZETTEER, AND DIRECTORY OF SUFFOLK 1855 By WILLIAM WHITE, page 25 to 48

Research Tools

See a list of the Parishes of Suffolk with links to articles. Only 10% or about 50 parishes have been or being developed.  Feel free to use Horham or any other parish as a template to add information about parishes in Suffolk.  Parish Histories can be found in the Gazetteers.

Census, Civil Registration, Parish Records

Virtually everyone can be found in census and civil registration records and most in the parish registers.

Court, Probate, Land, and Other records

Unlike census, civil registration, and Church of England Parish Records, less then 20% of the people appear in these record classes with few exceptions. The article by Anthony Camp on Sources for Labourers in an Agricultural Community provides a detailed view of records our ancestors can be found in.

Directories

Courtesy of Historical Directories, a University of Leicestershire Project:

  • 1839, 1850, 1855, 1869, 1877, 1891-1892, 1900, 1901, 1909, 1912

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Suffolk.  From this map you will be able to determine the Civil Registration District, Deanery, Poor Law Union, Hundred, Probate District,  of every parish. 

Civil Districts

Ecclesiatical Jurisdictions

  • Diocese of Norwich
    • Archdeaconry of Suffolk
      • Deanery's
        • Parish's
    • Archdeaconry of Sudbury
      • Deanery's
        • Parish's

Refer to Suffolk Church Records

Military

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Suffolk was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. The primary courts that had jurisdiction over Suffolk was the Archdeaconry of Suffolk, which covered the eastern division; and, Archdeaconry of Sudbury, which coved the western division. After 1858 it was in Ipswich District..  Refer to the Suffolk Probate Records article for further details.


 Websites