Heveningham, Suffolk Genealogy

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

Heveningham, Suffolk
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Blything
County Suffolk
Poor Law Union Blything
Registration District Blything
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Parish Heveningham
Rural Deanery South Dunwich
Archdeaconry Suffolk
Diocese Norwich
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Ipswich
Archdeaconry Court Suffolk
Prerogative Court Canterbury

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HEVENINGHAM (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union and hundred of Blything, E. division of Suffolk, 5 miles (N. W. by W.) from Yoxford.[1]

Heveningham is also a village, situated on the river Blyth, 5 miles south-west-by-west from Halesworth station, in the Eastern division of the county, Blything hundred and union, Halesworth county court district, rural deanery of North Dunwich, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and Norwich diocese. The church of St. Margaret is an ancient building, restored in 1866-67……… The Post Office Directory of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk  1875 (page819)

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

1813 = Suffolk Marriage Index (1813-37) (findmypast) - (£)[2]
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[5]
Heveningham, Suffolk Genealogy Online Parish Records


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1813 1813-1837

IGI 1550-1754, 1765-1875 1539-1837

  • The Parish Registers begin in 1539.  They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office.  A copy of the registers from 1539 to 1900 can be purchased from the  Suffolk Record Office.  For pre 1813 Bishop Transcript entries you will need to look in Dunwich Deanry, Archdeaconry of Suffolk.  Parish Chest records are lacking for Heveningham.   See Suffolk Church Record for further details.

Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Hoxne was the Archdeaconry of Suffolk; however, a person’s will or administration may have been probated in nearby courts or even in London. After 1858 it was in Ipswich District.  Refer to the Suffolk Probate Records article for further details.

Census, and Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

  • There are census records available for Heveningham from 1841 to 1911. Census records are available on a variety of subscription and other websites. If you need to consult the 1841 to 1891 census on microfilm, refer to Heveningham Censusin the catalogue. There is statistical data available for the census years 1801 to 1931 that records the number of houses, families, people, and other statistical data for every parish in Suffolk. Refer to the Suffolk Census wiki article for details about the Census.

Directories and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

  • Suffolk Gazetteers and Directories from 1839 to 1909 - Suffolk Gazetteers and directories provide a brief history and description of each parish and lists principal residents. They mention the farmers and tradesman in each parish and the nearest market towns among other items.
  • National Gazetteers provide a brief description of each place
    • HEVENINGHAM (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union and hundred of Blything, E. division of Suffolk, 5 miles (N. W. by W.) from Yoxford. [6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis,Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 497-501. Date accessed: 24 April 2014.
  2. 'Suffolk Marriage Index (1813-37) Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 9 December 2013.
  3. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Suffolk, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 10 December 2013.
  5. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 4 December 2013.
  6. Lewis,Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 497-501. Date accessed: 30 September 2013.