Tannington, Suffolk Genealogy

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

Tannington, Suffolk
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hoxne
County Suffolk
Poor Law Union Hoxne
Registration District Hoxne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1539
Bishop's Transcripts: 1698
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Hoxne
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk
Location of Archive
Suffolk Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

TANNINGTON, a village scattered round an open green of nearly nine acres, 4 miles N.E. of Framlingham, 7 miles W.N.W. of Debenham, and 5 miles S. of Stradbroke, has in its parish 252 souls, and 1600a. 1 R. 26p. of land, all freehold, belonging to the Earl of Stradbroke, (lord of the manor,) Lord Henniker, Sir Robert S. Adair, and the Meadows, Whitbread, Clutten, and a few other families. The Dades had formerley a seat and estate here. The Church (St. Ethelbert) is an ancient structure, with a tower containing five bells....[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

If you live in Suffolk then you will have access to a variety of resources; however , for those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centers. Refer to the FamilySearch Catalog for available records.

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Tannington was in Hoxne district till 1907 at which time it was moved into Hartismere District. In 1907 Hoxne district was abolished. To search an index of Hoxne or Hartismere district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records.

While the district had been created in 1837 for the purpose of recording births, deaths , and marriages, the Hundred had been in existence for hundreds of years for administrative, military, and judicial purposes.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Suffolk Baptism, Marriage, Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC = Suffolk, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1850 (Ancestry) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
Tannington Online Parish Records
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FS 1538-1975
FMP 1538-1911
ANC 1538-1850




FS Catalog PRs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the Suffolk Record Office.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

There are census records available for Tannington 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 Tannington, England, Census in the library 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 the county.
Refer to the Suffolk Census wiki article for details.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Tannington 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.

Maps 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
    • Vision of Britain
    • British History Online - TANNINGTON (St. Ethelbert), a parish, in the union and hundred of Hoxne, E. division of Suffolk, 4¾ miles (N. W.) from Framlingham. The parish is annexed with that of Brundish (which also see).[3]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. William White, 1844 Gazetteer of Suffolk; page 473
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk
  3. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England. (1848). Date accessed: 09 October 2013.