Horham, Suffolk Genealogy
HORHAM, a scattered village, 5 miles S.E. of Eye, and 7 1/2 miles N.N.E. of Debenham, has in its parish 442 souls, and 1433a. 2R. 11P. of land. Sir E. Kerrison, Bart., is lord of the manors called Horham, Thorpe Hall-with- Wooten, and Horham Jernegans ; but a great part of the soil belongs to Thos. Green, Esq. ; Alex. Denovan, Esq.; and the Crowe, Depper, Naylor, and several other families. Sir Herbert Jernegan, who died in 1239, had his seat here; but his son removed to Stonham, and the grandson of the latter to Somerleyton. The Church (St. Mary) is a neat ancient structure, with a large embattled tower, containing eight bells. The south porch has a handsome Norman arch, and the east window is richly decorated with stained glass, of which there are also some fragments in the other windows. The font is a much admired relic of antiquity ; as also is the Parish Chest, which a entirely covered with iron plates tin and hoops.... ....The Baptists have a small chapel here.... William White, 1844, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Suffolk; page 458
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 Horham and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.
The Parish Registers begin in 1594. They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office. A copy of the registers from 1594 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 Horham. See Suffolk Church Record for further details.
Census records are available on a variety of subscription and other websites. It is unlikely that you will need to consult the 1841 to 1891 census on microfilm, since the census records are online at Family History Centers . When the microfilm is required, consult the Family History Library Catalog for film numbers.
Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Horham 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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