Gasthorpe, Norfolk Genealogy

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Guide to Gasthorpe, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records. {{Infobox England Jurisdictions

Gasthorpe, Norfolk
Ruins of St Nicholas Gasthorpe.JPG
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Guiltcross
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Guiltcross
Registration District Guiltcross
Records begin
Parish registers: None; For records see Riddlesworth
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]

GASTHORPE (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union and hundred of Guilt-Cross, W. division of Norfolk, 4½ miles (S.) from East Harling. Gasthorpe St Nicholas is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich. [1]
The  church fell into disrepair in the 1780's and the registers of Riddlesworth record that from 1783 Riddlesworth the larger neighbouring parish contin the records of Gasthorpe's inhabitants.

The Ruins of St Nicholas are still visible today.

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 1902-1935
  • with Riddlesworth 1935-1938
  • Wayland 1939-1974

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
Gasthorpe, Norfolk Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

Refer to combined register of Riddlesworth and Gasthorpe Riddlesworth, Norfolk Genealogy from 1783

Norfolk Record office reference PD 528/ 1-4

Images of these registers are available in historic record collections on FamilySearch (formerly Record Search)

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.

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. 279-282. Date accessed: 18 March 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).