Hempstead (near North Walsham), Norfolk Genealogy

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Guide to Hempstead (near North Walsham), Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Hempstead (near North Walsham), Norfolk
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Happing
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Tunstead and Happing
Registration District Tunstead
Records begin
Parish registers: 1707
Bishop's Transcripts: 1698
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Waxham
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]

HEMPSTEAD (St. Andrew), a parish, in the hundred of Happing, E. division of Norfolk, 3½ miles (N. E.) from Stalham. [1]
Hempstead St Andrew (with Eccles or Eccles next the Sea) is an Ancient Parish in the Waxham deanery of the Diocese of Norwich.

It was anciently known as Hempstede.

It is consolidated with Eccles by the Sea in some records, and is known as Hempstead with Eccles. Also known as Hempstead near Stalham.

This parish should not be confused with Hempstead (near Holt), Norfolk Genealogy or parishes in Essex. Nor should it be confused with Eccles which is about 8 miles northwest of Diss.
The church was constructed sometime prior to the end of the 14th century, dedicated to St Andrew. The building still retains almost all of its original architecture, including its completely unrestored, uneven top beam. The real significance of the church comes from the rare quality of the painting on the rood screen. The screen consists of two ranges of eight panels each, the panels arranged in pairs. In February 1982, a thief armed with a screwdriver removed one the priceless painted boards of the rood screen. On it was an image of St Eligius. The panel has never been recovered.

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.

  • 1837-1869 Tunstead
  • 1870-1938 Smallburgh
  • 1939-1974 North Walsham

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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Hempstead (near North Walsham) 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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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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FreeREG
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Find My Past-Norfolk ($)
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Find My Past Bishop's Transcript-Norfolk ($)
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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]

Monumental inscriptions[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.

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. 474-478. Date accessed: 26 March 2013.