Norwich St Paul, Norfolk Genealogy
Norwich St Paul is an ancient mediaeval round tower church within the city of Norwich and diocese of Norwich.
It was gutted by fire from incendiary bombs in 1942 and despite pleas for the tower to be preserved was demolished in the 1950's to form part of the City Ring Road.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
This parish does not appear on FamilySearch Historical Records (formerly known as Record Search) and the loading of images is a known issue awaiting engineering. A search of the Family History Library Catalogue indicates that the following Parish Registers are on film but these have not yet been converted to digital images for publication.
Parish registers for St. Paul's Church, Norwich, 1614-1943 Norfolk Record Office reference PD73/1-2 Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City.
|Parish Register Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1614-1738, 1761-1771, 1783-1812. Burials, 1614-1738, 1761-1812. Marriages, 1614-1738, 1754-1812.||BRITISH 1305938|
|Marriages 1901-1911, 1926-1943.||BRITISH 993605 Items 1-2|
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
FreeCen does not have Norfolk County census transcriptions for 1841 as of 7 Aug 2013.
Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search. Find my Past 1911 census search
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Poor Law Unions
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- England Jurisdictions 1851
- Vision of Britain
- Cassini Norwich Ordnance Survey Map (Incl 1838, 1898-1899, 1922 and present day). www.cassinimaps.com
http://www.georgeplunkett.co.uk for historic photographs of the church