Weybread, Suffolk Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Suffolk   Gotoarrow.png  Hoxne Hundred Gotoarrow.png  Parishes Gotoarrow.png Weybread

Parish History

WEYBREAD, a large and well-built village, pleasantly situated on the southern acclivity of the vale of the Waveney, 2 1/2 miles S. by W. of Harleston, and 8 1/2 miles E.N.E. of Eye, has in its parish 771 souls, and 2476a. 2r. 35p. of land, including roads, &c. Here are two large corn mills on the Waveney, and a little below is Shotford Bridge, crossing the river to Brockdish, in Norfolk. The parish is in four manors, of which the following are the names and lords:—Weybread Hall, Mr. Jennings Booty; the Rectory Manor, John Cutts ; Hoblitis, Wm. Cook, Esq; and Instead, Mr. William Richards..... William White, 1844 Gazetteer of Suffolk, page 473 to 474


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

Civil Registration

Weybread is in Hoxne district. To search an index of Hoxne district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records.

Church records

The Parish Registers begin in 1687.  They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office.  A copy of the registers from 1687 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 Weybread.   See Suffolk Church Record for further details.

Census records

There are census records available for Weybread 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 Weybread, 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 Weybread 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

Had two large corn mills on the river Waveney


  1. Lewis,Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848),pp. 529-534.