Hassingham, Norfolk Genealogy
Guide to Hassingham, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Blofield|
|Parish registers: 1563|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Norwich|
|Location of Archive|
|Norfolk Record Office|
HASSINGHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Blofield, E. division of Norfolk, 9 miles (S. E.) from Norwich. 
Hassingham St Mary is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich.
The Norman round tower church underwent additions and renovations in subsequent centuries and a rebuilding in 1849 is commemorated in the church. After a fire the 1971 restoration of the interior has preserved the church. Maureen Mitchell has provided a picture of St. Mary's church courtesy of the Norfolk Transcription Archives.
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.
- Blofield 1837-1938
- Norwich Outer 1939-1974
Hassingham, Norfolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|FS ATs = England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812 (FamilySearch) - free|
|FS BTs = England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 (FamilySearch) - free|
|Hassingham, Norfolk Genealogy Online Parish Records|
Browse Bishop's Transcript Images on FamilySearch
Norfolk Record Office reference PD88/1-6
This parish's registers do not appear on FamilySearch as no microfilm for the parish is held
A search of the FamilySearch Catalogue identifies the following Archdeacon's transcripts:
| Baptisms 1600-1608, 1623-1636, 1665-1814 Marriages 1602-1608, 1625, 1668-1813 Burials 1600-1608, 1623-1636, 1665-1813
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
1526737 Item 9
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 438849.
1891 Census Surname Index courtesy of the Norfolk Transcription Archives.
1597 Subsidy Taxes courtesy of the Norfolk Transcription Archives.
Poor Law Unions
The union consisted of the following parishes: Acle, Beighton, Blofield, Bradestone, Brundall, Buckenham Ferry, Burlingham St Andrew, Burlingham St Edmund, Burlingham St Peter, Cantley, Freethorpe, Halvergate, Hassingham, Hemblington, Limpenhoe, Lingwood, Moulton, Great Plumstead, Little Plumstead, Postwick, Ranworth with Panxworth, Reedham, Southwood, Strumpshaw, Thorpe St Andrew, Tunstall, Upton with Fishley, Walsham St Lawrence, Walsham St Mary, Wickhampton, Witton, Woodbastwick.
Blofield Union was incorporated under the 1834 Act. The Union Workhouse was opened in 1836 at Lingwood. Blofield Union Board of Guardians was replaced by Guardians Committee No. 3 in 1930.
Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 6 May 1971 (C/GP2/29) and on unknown dates
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- Norfolk: Hassingham on GenUKI
- Parish Info
- St Mary, Hassingham, Norfolk on The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britian and Ireland
- Hassingham on Norfolk Churches
- Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 435-441. Date accessed: 26 March 2013.
- 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 25 February 2014.
- 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,' FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
- 'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941', FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
- 'England, Norfolk, Church of England Bishops' Transcripts Parish Search/Hassingham', FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 11 April 2016.