Wilby, Suffolk Genealogy
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a summary overview of the history of this parish.
If you live in Suffolk you will have access to a variety of resources at local archives and libraries; however , for those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centers. Refer to Wilby and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.
The Parish Registers begin in 1538. They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office. A copy of the registers from 1538 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 lacking for Wilby. See Suffolk Church Records for further details.
There are census records available for Wilby 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 Wilby census film numbers 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.
Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Wilby 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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- England Jurisdictions 1851
- Suffolk Gazetteers - There are numerous online gazetteers
- Vision of Britain
- British History Online - WILBY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Hoxne, E. division of Suffolk, 3 miles (S. S. E.) from Stradbrooke. 
- Lewis,Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 575-577.