Sco Ruston St Michael, Norfolk Genealogy
Sco Ruston St Michael is a parish in the Waxham deanery and Tunstead Hundred of the Diocese of Norwich. This was never a populous parish and its parishioners were gradually subsumed into neighbouring Scottow, Norfolk & Tunstead, Norfolk.
The mediaeval church was photographed in ruin in 1978 by George Plunkett (see web link below) before it was deroofed and became covered in ivy.
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.
- Tunstead 1837-1869
- Smallburgh 1870-1938
- North Walsham 1939-1974
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tinstaafl/Church_Pages/Sco_ruston.htm for images of the ruined church and transcript of Baptisms Norfolk Baptism Project
Deposited parish registers at Norfolk Record Office reference PD 258/ 1-7 1707-1967
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any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed.
http://www.btinternet.com/~e.c.apling/1891Census/ScoRuston.htm transcript of 1891 census
Poor Law Unions
For Tunstead and Happing see http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Smallburgh/
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
http://www.georgeplunkett.co.uk/Website/norfolk.htm for historic photographs of the church from George Plunkett's website
http://tunsteadpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk for village website for Sco-Ruston & Tunstead