Marsham, Norfolk Genealogy

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

Marsham, Norfolk
Marsham All Saints.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred South Erpingham
County Norfolk
Poor Law Union Aylsham
Registration District Aylsham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ingworth
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]

MARSHAM (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Aylsham, hundred of South Erpingham, E. division of Norfolk, 2 miles (S.) from Aylsham. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists. [1]. All Saints is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich. Marsham is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Norwich. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Broadland.

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.

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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS ATs = England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812 (FamilySearch) - free[4]
FS BTs = England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 (FamilySearch) - free[5]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[6]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[7]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[8]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[9]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[10]
TIN = Tinstaafl Transcripts - free[11]
Marsham, Norfolk Genealogy Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FREG 1538-1901
FS ATs 1600-1812 1600-1812 1600-1812
FS BTs Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined
FS PRs Undefined 1538-1652, 1684-1901 Undefined 1538-1652, 1684-1901 Undefined 1538-1652, 1684-1901
IGI 1538-1652, 1665-1836 1538-1837


TGEN 1538-1901 1538-1901 1538-1902 1538-1902 1539-1901 1539-1901
TIN 1813-1880

Norfolk Record Office reference PD 231

Parish registers for Marsham Microfilm copy of originals at the Norfolk Record Office in Norwich, England.

Early parish registers usually have baptisms, marriages, and burials intermixed until 1813 when baptisms and burials were recorded on printed form registers. Marriages and marriage banns were recorded on printed form registers as early as 1754.

Baptisms, 1538-1652; marriages, 1538-1651; burials, 1539-1652 (includes memorium). Baptisms, 1684-1736; marriages, 1684-1730, 1736-1739, 1748-1754; burials, 1684-1730. Baptisms, burials, 1738-1812. FHL BRITISH Film 2262383 Items 15 - 17
Baptisms, 1813-1901. Marriages, 1754-1812; banns, 1754-1822. Marriages, 1813-1901. Burials, 1813-1901. Banns, 1823-1902. FHL BRITISH Film 2262384 Items 1 - 12
Archdeacons transcripts

Baptisms and burials 1600-1611, 1624-1634?, 1665-1812 Marriages 1602-1610, 1624-1634?, 1665-1812 FHL BRITISH Film 1526780 Item 10

Non-Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Unions
[edit | edit source]

Aylsham Poor Law Union

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

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 Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 260-263. Date accessed: 23 April 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  3. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 26 February 2014.
  4. 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,' FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  5. 'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941', FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  6. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 17 March 2014.
  7. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Norfolk, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 20 March 2014.
  8. 'Norfolk Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 10 February 2014.
  9. Pallot's Marriage and Births Indexes: Guide to Parishes, n.d.
  10. 'Subscription Coverage Catalogue', TheGenealogist, accessed 11 January 2016.
  11. 'Norfolk Baptism Project 1813 to 1880,' Tinstaafl Transcripts, accessed 10 April 2014.