Wingfield, Suffolk Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

WINGFIELD (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union and hundred of Hoxne, E. division of Suffolk, 3 miles (N.) from Stradbroke.[1]

WINGFLELD, a pleasant but widely scattered village, with several neat houses, 2 miles N. of Stradbroke, 4 miles S. by W.of Harleston, and 7 miles E. by N. of Eye, has in its parish 654 souls, and 2442a. 3r. 38p. of fertile land, mostly free and partly copyhold, and lying in the manors of Chickering-with-Wingfield, of which Sir E. C. Kerrison is lord; and Wingfield Castle and Hall, of which Lord Berners is lord. The greater part of the soil belongs to other proprietors, the largest of whom are Sir R. S. Adair, J. Wright, Esq., Rev. S. Cook, Mrs. L. Walker, Mrs A. Cotton, Robt. Butcher, Esq., Rev. A. Cooper, and the Rev. R. A. Arnold. Early in the 14th century, Richard de Brews was seated at Wingfield, and he obtained a grant for a fair here in 1328. The Wingfields, who took their name from the parish, had a seat here from the time of the Norman Conquest till their removal to Letheringham and Easton, in the 14th. century..... At the south-east corner of the church-yard, a College was erected about 1362, by the executors of Sir John Wingfield, for a provost or master, and nine priests. It was dedicated to St Mary, St. John the Baptist, and St. Andrew, and was valued at £50. 3s. 5d. at the suppression, after which it was granted by Edward VI. to the Bishop of Norwich. It was a quadrangular building, and some remains of its western side may still be seen in the farm-house now standing on its site. The Church (St. Andrew) which was appropriated to the College, is a large and handsome structure, with a tower and six bells....

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

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Wingfield is in Hoxne district. To search an index of Hoxne district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records.

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]

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  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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Wingfield Online Parish Records
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Parish Registers - FamilySearch Catalog
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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FreeREG
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Find My Past-Suffolk ($)
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Ancestry Church of England BMD-Suffolk ($)
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

There are census records available for Wingfield 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 Wingfield, 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 Wingfield 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]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 613-618. Date accessed: 09 October 2013.