Wickham Market, Suffolk Genealogy

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Wickham Market, Suffolk
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wilford
County Suffolk
Poor Law Union Plomesgate
Registration District Plomesgate
Records begin
Parish registers: 1557
Bishop's Transcripts: 1698
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Wilford
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]

WICKHAM-MARKET (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Plomesgate, hundred of Wilford, E. division of Suffolk, 12½ miles (N. E.) from Ipswich. Here is a place of worship for Independents. [1]

Refer to the works listed in Suffolk Gazetteers or England Gazetteers for source material.

Resources[edit | edit source]

If you live in Suffolk you will have access to a variety of resources at local archives and libraries.  For those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centres.  Refer to Wickham Market and Suffolk in the FamilySearch Catalogue for available records.

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Wickham Market was in Plomesgate district. To search an index of Plomesgate district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article provides more details about these records. Civil Registration began in 1837.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Wickham Market, Suffolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

1813 = Suffolk Marriage Index (1813-37) (findmypast) - (£)[2]
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[3]
FMP = findmypast - (£)[4]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[5]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[6]
Wickham Market, Suffolk Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
1813 1813-1837

FMP 1754-1900

IGI To 1817


Parish Registers began in the 1500s. They can be viewed at the Suffolk Record Office. There are Bishop Transcripts and Parish Registers that have been filmed for most parishes in the County. See the Suffolk Church Records article for further details.

Census records[edit | edit source]

There are census records available for Wickham Market 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 Wickham Market Censusin the 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 Suffolk.
Refer to the Suffolk Census wiki article for details about the Census.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Knight, Gordon: The Beail Family.  History and family tree of Benjamin Beail and Harriet surname unknown, dating from 1831-1956, family is listed in the following places.  Essex, Colchester, Leicestershire, Thurmaston, Sfk, Felixstowe, Milfield, Walton, and Wickham Market.  In the family tree other names listed are Larkin, Smith, Davis, Durrant, Keeble and Brett.  Article in Roots and Branches, Journal of the Felixstowe Family History Soc. vol. 7, no.3. pages 12-15, FHL 942.64/F5 D25r

Wilby, Robert. Five Generations. History, four generations photo, dating 1738-1992, and family tree of John Motum and wife Rebecca Smith with the following surnames. - Banham, Bennett, Friend, Smith, Dyke, Gowler, Greggm Richardson, Larter, Wilby. Article in Journal of the Felixstowe Family History Soc. vol. 8, no.3, pages 10-12. FHL 942.64/F5 D25r

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Suffolk 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. 565-567. Date accessed: 09 October 2013.
  2. 'Suffolk Marriage Index (1813-37) Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 9 December 2013.
  3. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  4. 'Suffolk Baptism Index 1538-1911 Place Index', findmypast, accessed 18 December 2015.
  5. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Suffolk, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 10 December 2013.
  6. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 4 December 2013.