Burnham Norton, Norfolk Genealogy

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

Burnham Norton, Norfolk
St Margaret Burnham Norton Norfolk.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Brothercross
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Docking
Registration District Docking
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1691
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Burnham
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BURNHAM-NORTON (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Docking, hundred of Brothercross, W. division of Norfolk, 1¼ mile (N.) from Burnham Westgate. It was partly annexed to the parish of Burnham Sutton cum Burnham-Ulph, and to Burnham Westgate St Mary. [1]

Burnham Norton St Margaret is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Norwich, one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk, and is a Grade I listed building. David Jamieson VC is buried in the churchyard, as is Diana, Princess of Wales's great Aunt, Lady Margaret Douglas-Home. Richard Woodget, the master of the Cutty Sark Clipper is also buried here.

Burnham Norton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. Burnham Norton is one of the Burnhams, a group of adjacent villages in North Norfolk. It is situated, on the A149, some 2 km north of the larger village of Burnham Market, 10 km west of the small town of Wells-next-the-sea, 35 km north-east of the larger town of King's Lynn, and 60 km north-west of the city of Norwich.

For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

The village is located close to the coast, and overlooks the tidal Norton Marshes and Scolt Head Island Nature Reserve.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

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.

Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
  • 1837-1930 Docking

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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Burnham Norton Online Parish Records
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FamilySearch Collections-Norfolk
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Norfolk
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FamilySearch Bishop's Transcripts-Norfolk
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FamilySearch Archdeacon's Transcripts-Norfolk
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1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Norfolk ($)
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past Bishop's Transcript-Norfolk ($)
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Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Early) ($)
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Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Late) ($)
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Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Transcriptions) ($)
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[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.


Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

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.

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

1597 Subsidy Taxes: Transcribed by Geoff Lowe and housed by Norfolk Transcription Archives

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 440-445.