Briston, Norfolk Genealogy

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Guide to Briston, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Briston, Norfolk
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Holt
County Norfolk
Poor Law Union Erpingham
Registration District Erpingham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1689
Bishop's Transcripts: 1601
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Holt
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Norwich
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BRISTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Erpingham, hundred of Holt, W. division of Norfolk, 4 miles (S. S. W.) from Holt. By 1845 there were places of worship forIndependents, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists. [1][2]

Briston All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the Holt Deaenery of the Dioces of Norwich.

1831-1836 150 Briston paupers were sent to Canada.[3]

In 1845 the land belonged to several owners/manors. The lords were: ""Briston Hall, Melliors and Chosells, Rt. Copeman, Esq.; Briston Mautbois, W.E.L. Bulwer, Esq.; Mikelhall and Loundhall, J.H. Holley, Esq.; and Thornage-exparte-Briston, Lord Hastings"[4]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

  • Erpingham 1837-1938
  • North Walsham 1939-1974
  • The Register Office, 18 Kings Arms Street, North Walsham, NR28 9JX.
    Tel/Fax: 01692 406220. E-mail:

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Briston, Norfolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[5]
FS ATs = England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812 (FamilySearch) - free[6]
FS BTs = England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 (FamilySearch) - free[7]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[8]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[9]
Briston, Norfolk Genealogy Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1602-1900
FS ATs 1602-1812 1602-1812 1602-1812
FS BTs Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined
FS PRs Undefined 1689-1901 Undefined 1689-1901 Undefined 1689-1900

Browse Bishop's Transcript Images on FamilySearch

Norfolk Record Office reference PD 179<be>

Non-Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]


Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 379-389. Date accessed: 12 September 2013.
  2. Pat Newby, transcriber, "Nofolk: Briston. White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1845," GENUKI,
  3. Pat Newby, transcriber, "Nofolk: Briston. White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1845," GENUKI,
  4. Pat Newby, transcriber, "Nofolk: Briston. White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1845," GENUKI,
  5. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 24 February 2014.
  6. 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,' FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  7. 'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941', FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  8. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 24 March 2014.
  9. 'Norfolk Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 11 February 2014.
  10. 'England, Norfolk, Church of England Bishops' Transcripts Parish Search/Briston', FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 11 April 2016.