Athelington, Suffolk Genealogy

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Parish History

Athelington (St. Peter), is a parish, in the union and hundred of Hoxne, the E. division of Suffolk, it is 6 miles S. E. from Eye.[1]

Resources

If you live in Suffolk then you will have access to a variety of resources; however, for those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centers.   Refer to Athelington and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.

Civil Registration

Athelington is in Hoxne district. To search an index of Hoxne district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records.

Church records

The Parish Registers begin in 1694.  They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office.  A copy of the registers from 1694 to 1900 can be puchased from the  Suffolk Record Office.  For pre 1813 Bishop Transcript entries you will need to look in Hoxne Deanry, Archdeaconry of Suffolk. Parish Chest records are lacking for Athelington.   See Suffolk Church Record for further details.

Census records

There are census records available for Athelington from 1841 to 1911. Census records are available on a variety of subscription and other websites. If you need to consult the 1841 to 1891 census on microfilm, refer to Athelington Censusin the catalogue.
There is statistical data available for the census years 1801 to 1931 that records the number of houses, families, people, and other statistical data for every parish in Suffolk.
Refer to the Suffolk Census wiki article for details about the Census.

Probate records

Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Athelington was the Archdeaconry of Suffolk; however, a person’s will or administration may have been probated in nearby courts or even in London. After 1858 it was in Ipswich District..  Refer to the Suffolk Probate Records article for further details.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 108-112. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50769