Guestwick, Norfolk Genealogy

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Guestwick, Norfolk
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Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Eynsford
County Norfolk
Poor Law Union Aylsham
Registration District Aylsham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sparham
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]

GUESTWICK (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Aylsham, hundred of Eynsford, E. division of Norfolk, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Foulsham. The Independents have a place of worship. [1]

Guestwick St Peter is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich.

Guestwick is a village [ and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 19.6 miles (31.5 km) south-west of Cromer, 18.7 miles (30.1 km) north-west of Norwich and 131 miles (211 km) north-east of London. The village lies 10.2 miles west of the nearby town of Aylsham. The village lies far from any major roads.

For the purpose of local government the civil parish is within the Broadland district.

The tower is part of the old Saxon church on the site; the remainder of the church was rebuilt in the 15th century and has subsequently been renovated.

In the Domesday Book, Guestwick is mentioned but as the settlement of Guistthwaithe and is described as an area of pasture land used by the people of the nearby village of Guist. By the beginning of the 11th century it has been recorded that the settlement had its own church and so had become independent.

Non-Conformist Chapel History[edit | edit source]

Guestwick Chapel contributor Zorba the Geek.jpg

To the north of the church can be found the Guestwick's Congregational Chapel at Guestwick which is one of the earliest in England. It was built in 1652 but has been altered in 1809 and again in 1840. The one time minister John Godwin was the father of the political philosopher William Godwin and the grandfather of Mary Godwin who became Mary Shelley who is best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818).

The original timber framed chapel was replaced by the surviving brick built building which is now a private house.

See also Guestwick Chapel on Norfolk Churches =

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.

  • 1837-1938 Aylsham
  • 1939-1974 Norwich Outer
  • Norwich

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England 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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Guestwick Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
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Indexes and images
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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 ($)
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past Bishop's Transcript-Norfolk ($)
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1900s
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Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Early) ($)
1500s-1800s
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Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Late) ($)
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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]

Church records for Guestwick Congregational Church, 1694-1854 Microfilm copy of original records in the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, England.

Norfolk Record Office reference: FC 11/1. Guestwick Church Book, 1694-1854 With account of the congregation from 1652 and lists of members, record of births.

Baptisms and deaths, 1694-1854. FHL BRITISH Film 2299708 Item 2

Births, baptisms and burials at the Independent united congregations at Briston and Grestwick, Norfolk, 1786-1840

Microfilm of original records at the London Public Record Office, London.
RG-4 series no. 1344

England Nonconformist Index for RG 4-8 (Record Groups 4-8) - FamilySearch Historical Records

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. 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.

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. 348-360. Date accessed: 25 March 2013.