Skeyton, Norfolk Genealogy

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

Skeyton, Norfolk
All Saints Church Skeyton.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred South Erpingham
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Aylsham
Registration District Aylsham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1706
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]

SKEYTON (All Saints), a parish; in the union of Aylsham, hundred of South Erpingham, E. division of Norfolk, 3½ miles (E. by S.) from Aylsham. [1]
Skeyton All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Norwich

Skeyton is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 13.5 miles (21.7 km) south of Cromer, 13.4 miles (21.6 km) north of Norwich and 129 miles (208 km) north-east of London. The village lies 4 miles (6.4 km) east of the nearby town of Aylsham. For local government purposes the civil parish is in the North Norfolk district.

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.
Norfolk Record Office reference PD 147/1-6, 8-10

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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Skeyton Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Dorset
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Dorset
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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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-Dorset ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Ancestry Church of England-Dorset (Early) ($)
1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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Ancestry Church of England-Dorset (Late) ($)
1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-2000s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
MyHeritage-Dorset ($)
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1900s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[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]

Parish chest materials of Skeyton, 1727-1866 Microreproduction of original records at the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich.
Norfolk Record Office nos.: PD 147/28-29, 31-34, 36-38, 40, 42.
Rates, which are taxes, are determined by property valuation, therefore church and poor rates list owners and occupiers of properties. In some cases, they are listed alphabetically by surname.

Churchwardens' accounts, rates, etc., 1802-1866; Financial statement of the "Harvest Home" feast held 16 Sept., 1856 (includes lists of names of employers in the parish, with names of all their employees and numbers in their families). FHL BRITISH Film 2149274 Items 21 - 22
Overseers' accounts, 1800-1829 (includes some poor rates); Settlement certificates, 1727-1832; Settlement examinations, 1837-1740 (filmed in reverse order); Removal orders, 1758-1837; Bastardy bonds, 1783, 1780, 1771, 1735, 1732; Bastardy orders, 1781-1831; Apprenticeship indentures, 1819-1830; Order for relief, 1804 (for Maria Cook, otherwise Maria Dennis, and child); Application for relief for Edmund Cook, 1812. FHL BRITISH Film 2149275 Items 1 - 9

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.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 113-115. Date accessed: 03 June 2013.