Great Moulton, Norfolk Genealogy

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

Great Moulton, Norfolk
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Depwade
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Depwade
Registration District Depwade
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560
Bishop's Transcripts: 1705
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Depwade
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]

MOULTON (St. Michael), a parish, in the union and hundred of Depwade, E. division of Norfolk, 3 miles (W. S. W.) from Long Stratton. The parishes of Great and Little Moulton were formerly distinct, but on the demolition of the church of the latter (All Saints) in 1570, they were united. [1]

Great Moulton St Michael or Moulton St Michael is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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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 District:

  • Depwade

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

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Great Moulton Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Norfolk
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Norfolk
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Bishop's Transcripts-Norfolk
1600s-1900s
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1600s-1900s
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1600s-1900s
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FamilySearch Archdeacon's Transcripts-Norfolk
1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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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 ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past Bishop's Transcript-Norfolk ($)
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1900s
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Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Early) ($)
1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Late) ($)
1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Transcriptions) ($)
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1600s-1900s
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1600s-1900s
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1600s-1900s
Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1600s-1900s

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 Union[edit | edit source]

Non-Conformist Chapel[edit | edit source]

Great Moulton Congregational. The "tin church" is now preserved at the East Anglian Museum of Rural Life in Stowmarket Suffolk.

The building was manufactured by Boulton and Paul of Norwich in the 1890's and served for a century as a meeting place until the Congregational Church built new premises.

Norwich Surrey Chapel Undenominational
Sub-Chapels
Norfolk Record Office Reference FC 76/87
Great Moulton Chapel, Church Meeting minutes
Date 1898-1940
Description Exterior photograph, balance sheets, and papers re sale of chapel, 1970-1971, inserted.
This Undenominational Congregation was formed as a result of the secession from the Church of England in 1845 of Robert Govett (1813-1901), previously curate of St Stephen's parish, Norwich. The immediate cause was Govett's views on infant baptism. Surrey Chapel was built in 1854 to house the congregation. It was financed and managed principally by Govett himself and in consequence it is not until after his death in 1901 that a Committee was formed and the series of Church Meeting and other minutes begins, though Govett's printed pastoral letters commence as early as 1847 (nos. 59-60 in list). Small mission churches were established at Stoke Holy Cross, Bramerton, Great Moulton, Swardeston, Saxlingham Nethergate, Marlingford and elsewhere

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.

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. 353-356. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51162 Date accessed: 19 March 2013.