Worlingworth, Suffolk Genealogy
Parish History[edit | edit source]
WORLINGWORTH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Hoxne, E. division of Suffolk, 16 miles (N.) from Woodbridge.
WORLINGWORTH, a large and well-built village, pleasantly situated near the source of a rivulet, 5 miles N.W. of Framlingham, and 6 1/2 miles N.E. by E. of Debenham, has in its parish 786 souls, and 2446a. 2r. 6p. ot fertile land. The large common here was enclosed in 1831-2, and from the luxuriant growth of the hedges and plantations, it can now scarcely be distinguished from the old enclosures. Lord Henniker is lord of the manor, and owner of about half of the soil; and the remainder belongs to Sir R. S. Adair, T. W. F. V. Wentworth, Esq., and several smaller owners. It is mostly free, and partly copyhold. Worlingworth Hall, now occupied by a farmer, was the seat of Sir John Major, Bart., who died in 1781, and whose son-in-law, John Henniker, Esq., succeeded to his estates, and was created a peer by the title of Lord, Henniker, as already noticed at page 346, with Thornham Magna, where the present Lord Henniker has his seat. Bishop Alfric gave the lordship of Worlingworth, and the advowson of the church, to Bury Abbey; and they were granted, in the 31st of Henry VIII., to Anthony Rous. The Church' (St. Mary) is a neat fabric, with a tower and six bells, and contains a beautiful Gothic font, which once adorned the abbey church at Bury....
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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
Worlingworth 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.
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]
Due to the increasing access of online records:
- Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
- Dates in the following table are approximate
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|Worlingworth Online Parish Records|
|Parish Registers - FamilySearch Catalog|
|Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog|
|Find My Past-Suffolk ($)|
|Ancestry Church of England BMD-Suffolk ($)|
|Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)|
|Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage|
|Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)|
|National Burial Index-FMP (Free)|
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.
- Joiner Marriage Index - Suffolk ($)
- The Genealogist Parish Registers - Suffolk ($)
- UK Websites for Parish Records - Links to online genealogical records
- Online Genealogical Index - Links to online genealogical records
Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images (coverage may vary)
Census Records[edit | edit source]
There are census records available for Worlingworth 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 Worlingworth 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 Worlingworth 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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Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 673-687. Date accessed: 09 October 2013.