Burgh Parva, Norfolk Genealogy

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

Burgh Parva, Norfolk
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Holt
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Brinton
Registration District Erpingham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1594; For more records see Melton Constable
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]

BURGH (St. Peter), or Wheatacre-Burgh, a parish, in the union of Loddon and Clavering, hundred of Clavering, E. division of Norfolk, 6¾ miles (E. N. E.) from Beccles. [1]

Burgh Parva has been described as a "decayed parish".  In the early 19th century it was said to total 400 acres, and belonged to Lord Hastings.  But the civil parish has long been absorbed into Melton Constable.  Burgh Parva today contains only the church and the Hall along with its farm buildings.  St. Mary's Church has been in ruins since the 17th century, with only the tower just about intact today.  Beside it stands the 'Tin Church' which was built early in the last century.  The Hall is 17th-century, originally part of the Melton Constable estate and used to house younger members of the Astley family. The North Wing was added in 1820 and became a serarate residence in the 1990s.

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.

Church records[edit | edit source]

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[3]
Burgh Parva, Norfolk Genealogy Online Parish Records


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FREG 1594-1667
FS PRs Undefined 1594-1667 Undefined 1594-1667 Undefined 1594-1667

Browse Bishop's Transcript Images on FamilySearch

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. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

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. 431-437. Date accessed: 12 September 2013.
  2. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 24 February 2014.
  3. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 24 March 2014.
  4. 'England, Norfolk, Church of England Bishops' Transcripts Parish Search/Burgh Parva', FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 11 April 2016.