Norwich St Clement, Norfolk Genealogy

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

Norwich St Clement, Norfolk
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Norwich Borough
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Norwich
Registration District Norwich
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1602
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Norwich
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]

Norwich St Clement the Martyr is an Ancient parish in the city and Diocese of Norwich.

It is believed that there was a saxon church on the site from 1040 and it occupies a site close to Fye Bridge the river crossing of the major North South axis of the city formed by King Street and Magdalene Street.

The church closed in the 1960's as redundant and is now in use as a pastoral and counseling centre under the care of the Norwich Historic Churches Trust.

It contains the tomb of the parents of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury (1559-1575) who lived in the parish. The only service which is now formally held in the church is the Parker service, which was commissioned by Matthew Parker, who left funds for the benefit of Corpus Christi College (Cambridge) subject to the annual service been held at St Clement. Parker, who became Archbishop of Canterbury in the reign of Elizabeth 1st, was educated by the rector of St Clements and in the South Churchyard is a box tomb inscribed to the memory of his parents. For his various "investigative activities" he was given the epithet "nosey parker" - a description still in use today! John Bartholomew, Bartholomew

Norwich, parl. and mun. bor., city, co. town of Norfolk, and co. in itself, on river Wensum, 20 miles W. of Yarmouth and 114 NE. of London by rail, 7472 ac., pop. 87,842; 4 Banks, 9 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. Norwich is a city commanding especial interest on account of its ecclesiastical.[1]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[5]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[6]
Norwich St Clement, Norfolk Genealogy Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1663-1900
FS PRs Undefined 1538-1900 Undefined 1538-1823, 1837-1916 Undefined 1538-1812
IGI 1538-1875 1540-1870

TGEN 1813-1855 1813-1855 1813-1871 1813-1871 1840-1855 1840-1855

Norfolk Record Office reference PD6/1-7, 9-14,20-21
Images of the parish register are available on FamilySearch Historical Records

The register for Baptisms 1887-1900 for Norwich St Edmund were included in the microfilming at the Norwich Record Office and the book is titled St Clement with St Edmund. St Edmund at this time had closed and parishioners appear to have attached to St Clements. There is a distinct way point for this volume of registers but the entries refer to St Clements until 1887 when St Edmund combines to form a combined register.

The way point to the baptisms and burial registers 1796-1812 has been found to contain a typographical error and this awaits futre correction by engineers the register ends in 1812 and not in 1862 as way pointed at present.

Non-conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration Districts[edit | edit source]

  • Norwich
  • registration events post 1837 may be searched online at Free BMD

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Norwich Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogy

See also England, Norfolk Poor Law Union Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Norfolk Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogys

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.

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Norfolk Probate Jurisdictions Parishes I through N

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

England Jurisdictions 1851
•Vision of Britain

Websites[edit | edit source] for historic photographs

Norwich Historic Churches Trust

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  1. John Bartholomew, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887.Date accessed: 26 September 2013.
  2. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 27 February 2014.
  3. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 17 March 2014.
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Norfolk, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 20 March 2014.
  5. 'Norfolk Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 10 February 2014.
  6. 'Subscription Coverage Catalogue', TheGenealogist, accessed 11 January 2016.