Mendham, Norfolk Genealogy

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Guide to Mendham, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Mendham, Norfolk
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Earsham; Hoxne
County Norfolk
Poor Law Union Hoxne
Registration District Hoxne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1678
Bishop's Transcripts: 1698
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Hoxne
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

Parish History

MENDHAM (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Hoxne, partly in the hundred of Earsham, E. division of Norfolk, but chiefly in the hundred of Hoxne, E. division of Suffolk, 1¼ mile (E. by S.) from Harleston. [1]

Mendham is an Ancient Parish partly in Norfolk and partly in Suffolk with Suffolk being the greater part of Mendam. It is located mostly in the hundred of Hoxne and partly in the hundred of Earsham, Norfolk County. provides a more detailed description. On 25 Mar 1885, the Norfolk section of this parish joined Redenhall with Harleston making Mendham totally in Suffolk.


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.

Church records

Census records

No Census records for Mendham in Norfolk are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog, it falls under Suffolk.

To view these census images online, they are available through a number of websites for a fee or free.
findmypast (fee-based) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries. but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries. The library versions are known as
The but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
FreeCen is a free based UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.

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.

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 287-291. Date accessed: 23 April 2013.