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| bgcolor="#f7f3d1" colspan="5" | <center>'''Dennington'''- 2840 acres or 4.5 Sq. miles </center>
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Revision as of 00:07, 14 April 2013

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

Parish History

Historical populations
Year Pop.
1801 726
1821 938
1841 979
1851 1,047
1871 -
1891 718
"DENNINGTON, a large pleasant village, in the vale and near the source of the river Aide, 2 miles N. of Framlingham, has in its parish 979 souls, and 362a. In. 32p. of fertile land, rising in bold undulations, and well cultivated. It was anciently the seat and manor of the Pheb'p family, of which .Sir John Phelip served with preat distinction under Henry V. in France. His successor, Sir William, acquired the title of Lord Bardolph by marrying the heiress of the Bardolf or Bardolph family. In the 5th of Henry VI., he founded a chantry in the church here, for two priests to celebrate mass daily at the altar of St. Margaret, for the welfare of himself and wife during their lives, and for their souls after their decease...."[1]


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 Dennington and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for  available records.

Civil Registration

Dennington 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 1570.  They can be viewed at 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 Dennington.   See Suffolk Church Record for further details.
Dennington Church of England parish registers are online and cover the period from 1571 to 1900.

Census records

There are census records available for Dennington 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 Dennington, England, Census in the library 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 the county.
Refer to the Suffolk Census wiki article for details.

Statistical Data Gathered from the Census

There is statistical data available for every parish in the census years from 1801 to 1931 on the Histpop - the Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) website. Refer to the Histpop - Online Historical Population Reports wiki article.

Abstract of the Answers and Returns made pursuant to an Act ... 1831 Census free google ebook
Dennington- 2840 acres or 4.5 Sq. miles

Probate records

Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Dennington 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 principal residents. They mention the farmers and tradesman in each parish and the nearest market towns among other items.
  • National directories provide a brief description of each place

Web sites


  1. William White, 1844, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Suffolk pages 454 - 456
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 28-32 Date accessed: 20 February 2013