Brundish, Suffolk Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Suffolk   Gotoarrow.png  Hoxne Hundred Gotoarrow.png  Suffolk Parishes Gotoarrow.png Brundish  

Parish History

Historical populations
Year Pop.
1801 330
1821 427
1841 525
1851 510
1871 -
1891 377
BRUNDISH, a widely scattered village, near the source of the river Aide, from 4 to 5 miles N. by W. of Framlingham, has in its parish 525 souls, and 2077a. 1r. 1p. of freehold land, belonging to various owners, each having the manorial rights of their own estates. Here was a famous Chantry, founded by Sir John Payshall, rector of Caston, and one of the executors of Robert de Ufford, Earl of Suffolk, in the 7th of Richard II., for six chaplains to pray for the soul of the said Earl. It was valued, at the dissolution, at £13. 0s. 7|d. per ann., and granted to Richard Fulmerston....William White, 1855, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Suffolk, page 378


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

Civil Registration

Brundish was in Hoxne district till 1907 at which time it was moved into Hartismere District. In 1907 Hoxne district was abolished. To search an index of Hoxne or Hartismere district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records.  While the district had been created in 1837 for the purpose of recording births, deaths , and marriages, the Hundred had been in existence for hundreds of years for administrative, military, and judicial purposes.

Church records

The Parish Registers begin in 1562.  They can be viewed at the Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich.  A copy of the registers from 1562 to 1900 can be purchased 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 considerable for Brundish.   See Suffolk Church Record for further details.

Brundish Parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been partly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years: The Suffolk Family History Society publishes their indexes on CD

FMP = (£) FREG = FreeReg
FS = SFHS = Suffolk Family History Society
BRUNDISH PARISH (1562) Online Records
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1562-1785 also
1813-1837 few pre 1813 None
FMP 1813-1900 Boyd's Marriage Index also 1813-1837 National Burial Index
FREG None None None
SFHS 1813-1900 1754-1900 Suffolk Burial Index

Census records

There are census records available for Brundish 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 Brundish 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 Brundish 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

  • Suffolk Gazetteers and Directories from 1839 to 1909 - Suffolk Gazetteers and directories provide a brief history and description of each parish and lists principal residents. They mention the farmers and tradesman in each parish and the nearest market towns among other things of interest.
  • National Gazetteers provide a brief description of each place

Web sites