Winfarthing, Norfolk Genealogy

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

Winfarthing, Norfolk
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Diss
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Guiltcross
Registration District Guiltcross
Records begin
Parish registers: 1614
Bishop's Transcripts: 1691
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Redenhall
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WINFARTHING (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Guiltcross, hundred of Diss, E. division of Norfolk, 4¼ miles (N. by W.) from Diss; There are places of worship for Wesleyans andPrimitive Methodists. [1] Includes Goose Green.

Winfarthing is a village and civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk Winfarthing Wikipedia

Winfarthing St Mary is an Ancient parish in the diocese of Norwich.

The church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Winfarthing has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Frances Blomfield describes the history of the church and parish 'Hundred of Diss: Winfarthing', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 1 (1805), pp. 181-190. at British History Online

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.

Registration Districts:

  • Guiltcross 1837-1901
  • Depwade 1901-1974

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS ATs = England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812 (FamilySearch) - free[4]
FS BTs = England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 (FamilySearch) - free[5]
TIN = Tinstaafl Transcripts - free[6]
Winfarthing, Norfolk Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FREG 1614-1880
FS ATs 1725-1812 1725-1812 1725-1812
FS BTs Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined
TIN 1813-1880

This parish does not appear at FamilySearch Historical records as no microfilm is held for parish registers, Archdeacon's transcripts are at FamilySearch Historical records see

Baptisms and burials 1725-1812 Marriages 1725-1811
1526815 Item 12
Non-Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Monumental Inscriptions
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England, Norfolk Monumental Inscriptions - FamilySearch Historical Records

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
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Guiltcross Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogy

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

Norfolk Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogys

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. 613-618. Date accessed:12 August 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  3. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 27 February 2014.
  4. 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,' FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  5. 'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941', FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  6. 'Norfolk Baptism Project 1813 to 1880,' Tinstaafl Transcripts, accessed 10 April 2014.