Witton (near Brundall), Norfolk Genealogy

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Guide to Witton (near Brundall), Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Witton (near Brundall), Norfolk
St Margaret's Church Witton.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Blofield
County Norfolk
Poor Law Union Blofield
Registration District Blofield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1571
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Blofield
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Norwich
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office


WITTON (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union and hundred of Blofield, E. division of Norfolk, 5 miles (E.) from Norwich. [1]

Witton St Margaret known as Witton-by-Norwich is an ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich, Blofield Deanery. Confusingly there is another Witton St Margaret in the Waxham deanery. Additional photos and information are available throught the Norfolk Churches website.


Church Records

Witton (near Brundall), Norfolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS ATs = England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812 (FamilySearch) - free[4]
FS BTs = England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 (FamilySearch) - free[5]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[6]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[7]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[8]
Witton (near Brundall), Norfolk Genealogy Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FREG 1600-1812

FS ATs 1600-1812 1600-1812 1600-1812
FS BTs Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined
FS PRs Undefined 1558-1904 Undefined 1558-1917 Undefined 1558-1812


A search of the FamilySearch Catalogue identifies the following Archdeacon's transcripts:

Baptisms 1600-1607, 1623-1636, 1668-1812 Marriages 1602, 1669-1811 Burials 1607, 1625-1636, 1668-1812
1526738 Item 9

Civil Registration Districts

  • Blofield 1837-1938
  • Norwich Outer 1939-1974
  • Norwich
  • registration events post 1837 may be searched online at Free BMD

Poor Law Unions

Blofield      http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Blofield/Blofield.shtml

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

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Census records

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 Geoff Lowe, Pat Greetham and the Norfolk Transcription Archives 

Land Records

1597 Subsidy Taxes courtesy of Geoff Lowe and the Norfolk Transcription Archives

Probate records

Norfolk Probate Jurisdictions Parishes T through Z

Maps and Gazetteers

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England Jurisdictions 1851



  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 636-639. Date accessed: 12 August 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  3. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 27 February 2014.
  4. 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,' FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  5. 'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941', FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  6. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 17 March 2014. Saint's dedication is not identified.
  7. 'Norfolk Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 11 February 2014.
  8. Pallot's Marriage and Births Indexes: Guide to Parishes, n.d.; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.