Brightwell with Foxhall, Suffolk Genealogy
Guide to Brightwell with Foxhall, Suffolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Brightwell with Foxhall, Suffolk|
|Poor Law Union||Woodbridge|
|Parish registers: 1653|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1698|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk|
|Location of Archive|
|Suffolk Record Office|
Brightwell (St. John the Baptist), is a parish, in the union of Woodbridge, the hundred of Carlford, and the east division of Suffolk, it is 5½ miles E by S from Ipswich. Foxhall is annexed to Brightwell. 
Foxhall, is a parish in Woodbridge district, Suffolk county; it is on an the river Deben, 2¾ miles SSW of Bealings railway station, and 4¼ miles E by S of Ipswich. It is annexed to the vicarage of Brightwell, in the diocese of Norwich. There is no church.
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 and Suffolk in the FamilySearch Catalogue for available records.
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.
Brightwell parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Brightwell Parish Online Records|
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Information about parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, parish chest records, non conformist and other types of church records. Also add links to online parish collections. Make reference to records found in the FamilySearch Catalog. To locate resources, look at Suffolk Parishes in the FamilySearch Catalogue.
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 474636.
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.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 375-379. Adapted. Date accessed: 23 September 2013.
- John Marius Wilson, http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/7203 Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales] (1870-72). Adapted. Date accessed: 23 September 2013.
- 'Suffolk Marriage Index (1813-37) Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 9 December 2013.
- Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
- 'Suffolk Baptism Index 1538-1911 Place Index', findmypast, accessed 30 December 2015.
- 'IGI Batch Numbers for Suffolk, England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 4 December 2013.
- 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 4 December 2013.