Athelington, Suffolk Genealogy
ATHELINGTON, or Allington, 4 miles S.E. of Eye, is a small parish of scattered houses, containing only 111 souls, and 487a. 36p. of fertile land, nearly all freehold, and belonging to Thomas Green, Esq., of Sidmouth. The Hall is a neat residence, occupied by a farmer. The Church (St. Peter) is a small ancient structure, with a tower and three bells. The benefice is a discharged rectory, valued in K.B. at £6. 14s. 2d., and now having a yearly modus of £150, and 13a. 3r. 12p. of glebe, of which 1a. is in Horham. The patronage is in the Crown, and the Rev. R. B. Exton, of Cretingham, is the incumbent. Before the Reformation, the prior and convent of Butley were patrons. The Poor's Land, 1a. 3r., is let for £1.16s. a year, which is applied with the poor rates. Two boys from this parish are sent to the endowed free school at Worlingworth. The principal inhabitants are, Thomas Betts, maltster, and brick and tile maker; David Pettit, carpenter ; and Fras. Baldry, Grove; Robert Garrard, (Athelington Hall,) Richard Hawes, and Robert Hawes, farmers. William White, 1844 Gazetteer of Suffolk, page 450 View Picture of Athelington Parish Church
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.
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.
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.
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