Kenton, Suffolk Genealogy

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Parish History

Kenton, is a parish and a village, in Plomesgate district, Suffolk; it is 2½ miles NE of Debenham, and 6 miles WNW of Framlingham railway station. The post town is, Debenham, under Stonham.[1]

KENTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Plomesgate, hundred of Loes, E. division of Suffolk, 2¼ miles (N. N. E.) from Debenham.[2]

Refer to the works listed in Suffolk Gazetteers or England Gazetteers for source material.


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

Civil Registration

Kenton is in Plomesgate District. Kenton is detached part of Plomesgate district.  It is in Loes Hundred. To the north and east is Hoxne district; to the south is Bosmere district; to the west is Hartismere district.  To search an index of Plomesgate district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records.

Church records

The Parish Registers begin in 1538.  They can be viewed at the Suffolk Record Office.  For pre 1813 Bishop Transcript entries you will need to look in Hoxne Deanery, Archdeaconry of Suffolk. Parish Chest records are lacking for Kenton.   See Suffolk Church Record for further details. The Suffolk Family History Society has published a CD containing the baptisms for every parish in Hoxne Deanery covering the time period of 1813 to 1900.

Census records

There are census records available for Kenton 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 Kenton, 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.

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

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Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 659-663.