Trowse, Norfolk Genealogy

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

Trowse, Norfolk
St Andrew's Church, Trowse .jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Henstead; Norwich
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Henstead
Registration District Henstead; Norwich
Records begin
Parish registers: 1695; For more records see Kirby Bedon
Bishop's Transcripts: 1706
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Brooke
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Dean & Chapter of Norwich
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

TROWSE-NEWTON (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union and hundred of Henstead, E. division of Norfolk, 1 mile (S. E. by S.) from Norwich. [1]

Trowse St Andrew is an Ancient Parish in the Brooke deanery of the Diocese of Norwich .

Here is an excellent 19th century historical perspective by the famous topographer, Samuel A. Lewis:

"TROWSE [or Trowse-Newton] (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union and hundred of Henstead, E. division of Norfolk, 1 mile (S. E. by S.) from Norwich; containing 562 inhabitants. It is bounded on the north by the river Yare, and comprises 1121a. 3r., of which 725½ acres are arable, and the rest pasture. The surface is varied, and Crown Point, an eminence in the parish, commands a fine view of Norwich, with the village of Thorpe and the rivers Wensum and Yare. The village is pleasantly situated on the river, and consists of neatly-built houses. There is an extensive flour-mill in Trowse-Millgate (which place, together with Brecondale [aka Bracondale] and Carrow, is within the county of the city of Norwich)." See also Lakenham.

Also nearby is Whitlingham, a "small churchless aprish and hamlet at the mouth of the River Wensum"[2] Whitlingham's church (St. Andrew) "was dilapiated about 1630."[3] "The tavern called Whitlingham White House, is in Trowse-Newton parish."[4]

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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[5]
FREG = FreeREG - free[6]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[7]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[8]
TIN = Tinstaafl Transcripts - free[9]
Trowse Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FREG 1697-1907
FS PRs Undefined 1695-1912 Undefined 1754-1912 Undefined 1695-1907

TIN 1813-1880

Non-Conformist Records[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]

Norfolk Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogys

Henstead Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogy

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. 392-395. Date accessed: 29 July 2013.
  2. Whitlingham on Wikipedia
  3. William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845, Norfolk: Whitlingham, GenUKI
  4. William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845, Norfolk: Whitlingham, GenUKI
  5. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  6. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 27 February 2014.
  7. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 17 March 2014.
  8. 'Norfolk Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 8 February 2014.
  9. 'Norfolk Baptism Project 1813 to 1880,' Tinstaafl Transcripts, accessed 10 April 2014.