Framlingham, Suffolk Genealogy
FRAMLINGHAM, a small but thriving and well-built.market town, distinguished for its stately church and the extensive remains of its ancient castle, is pleasantly situated 18 miles N.N.E. of Ipswich ; 10 miles N. of Woodbridge ; 8 miles W. of Saxmundham; 8 miles E. of Debenham; 13 miles S.E. of Eye; and 87 miles N.E. of London. It is partly on the west and mostly on the east bank of the small river Ore, upon an acclivity, about three miles below the source of that river, which flows south-east and joins the Aide, near Snape, from which place it is supposed to have been anciently navigable for small craft to this town ; and it might be made so again at a small expense, compared with the great benefit that this fertile portion of Suffolk would derive from such an easy transit for its agricultural produce, which has now to be sent by land carriage for shipment, either to Snape Bridge or Woodbridge, both distant more than nine miles from Framlingham. The Parish increased its population from 1854 souls in 1801, to 2523 in 1841....
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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 Framlingham and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.
- The Parish Registers begin in 1560. They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office. A copy of the registers from 1560 to 1900 can be purchased from the Suffolk Record Office. For pre 1813 Bishop Transcript entries you will need to look in Loes Deanry, Archdeaconry of Suffolk. Parish Chest records are considerable for Framlingham. See Suffolk Church Records for further details. The Suffolk Family History Society has published a transcript of Framlingham Parish Register from 1560 to 1920 on CD.
- Framlingham Cemetery courtesy of John Pope
There are census records available for Framlingham 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 Framlingham, 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.
- The History of Framlingham in the County of Suffolk; published in 1798 (free google ebook)
Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Framlingham 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 there was one National Index. Refer to the Suffolk Probate Records article for further details.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- England Jurisdictions 1851 - see parish in context with surrounding parishes
- Vision of Britain
- Suffolk Gazetteers