Garboldisham, Norfolk Genealogy

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

Garboldisham, Norfolk
Garboldisham St John The Baptist.JPG
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Guiltcross
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Guiltcross
Registration District Guiltcross
Records begin
Parish registers: 1609
Bishop's Transcripts: 1698
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Rockland
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]

GARBOLDISHAM (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union and hundred of Guilt-Cross, W. division of Norfolk, 4¼ miles (S. S. E.) from East Harling. Part of the tower of the ancient church of the merged parish of All Saints is remaining. There is a place of worship for Primitive Methodists. [1]

Garboldisham has two churches, the ruin of Garboldisham All Saints whose tower collapsed into the nave in 1734. Nearby is the 15 th century church of Garboldisham St John the Baptist which is the parish church.

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.

  • Guiltcross 1837-1902
  • Thetford 1902-1938
  • Wayland 1939-1974

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS ATs = England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812 (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS BTs = England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 (FamilySearch) - free[4]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[5]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[6]
Garboldisham, Norfolk Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1609-1901
FS ATs 1726-1812 1726-1812 1726-1812
FS BTs Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined
FS PRs Undefined 1609-1715, 1725-1901 Undefined 1609-1715, 1725-1901 Undefined 1609-1715, 1725-1901

Norfolk Record Office reference PD 197/1-8

Non-Conformist Church 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.

Genealogy From Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Shillingford, Betty. Garboldisham to Basra via Godalming. History of Arthur Cyril Harbour, born Godalming Surrey 1896 and died in Basra in 1916. Family can be traced back to Garboldisham. There was an exhibition at the Godalming Museum, October 2010, and the author was able to trace the family back to 1725 in Norfolk. She gives a description of the family, and their whereabouts. There is a picture of Arthur Cyril Harbour, and article dates from 1725-1985, and is found in The Norfolk Ancestor, New series, vol. 8, pt. 2, page 112-115, Family History Library Ref. 942.61 B2j (June 2011)

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Guiltcross Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogy

See also England, Norfolk Poor Law Union Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Norfolk Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogys

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. 275-279. Date accessed: 18 March 2013.
  2. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 25 February 2014.
  3. 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,' FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  4. 'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941', FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  5. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 17 March 2014.
  6. 'Norfolk Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 8 February 2014.