Athelington, Suffolk Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Suffolk   Gotoarrow.png  Hoxne Hundred Gotoarrow.png  Suffolk Parishes Gotoarrow.png Athelington

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Year Pop.
1801 70
1821 100
1841 111
1851 117
1871 -
1891 106

ATHELINGTON, or Allington, 4 miles S.E. of Eye, is a small parish of scattered houses, containing only 111 souls, and 487a. 36p. of fertile land, nearly all freehold, and belonging to Thomas Green, Esq., of Sidmouth. The Hall is a neat residence, occupied by a farmer. The Church (St. Peter) is a small ancient structure, with a tower and three bells. The benefice is a discharged rectory, valued in K.B. at £6. 14s. 2d., and now having a yearly modus of £150, and 13a. 3r. 12p. of glebe, of which 1a. is in Horham. The patronage is in the Crown, and the Rev. R. B. Exton, of Cretingham, is the incumbent. Before the Reformation, the prior and convent of Butley were patrons. The Poor's Land, 1a. 3r., is let for £1.16s. a year, which is applied with the poor rates. Two boys from this parish are sent to the endowed free school at Worlingworth. The principal inhabitants are, Thomas Betts, maltster, and brick and tile maker; David Pettit, carpenter ; and Fras. Baldry, Grove; Robert Garrard, (Athelington Hall,) Richard Hawes, and Robert Hawes, farmers. William White, 1844, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Suffolk; page 450. [1]  View Picture of Athelington Parish Church



Resources[edit | edit source]

If you live in Suffolk then you will have access to a variety of resources; however, for those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centers.   Refer to Athelington and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Athelington 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]

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[2]
Athelington, Suffolk Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

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BOYD
1695-1753

The Parish Registers begin in 1694.  They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office.  A copy of the registers from 1694 to 1900 can be puchased from the  Suffolk Record Office.  For pre 1813 Bishop Transcript entries you will need to look in Hoxne Deanry, Archdeaconry of Suffolk. Parish Chest records are lacking for Athelington.   See Suffolk Church Record for further details.

Census records[edit | edit source]

There are census records available for Athelington 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 Athelington 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.

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Athelington 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]

  • Suffolk Gazetteers and Directories from 1839 to 1909 - Suffolk Gazetteers and directories provide a brief history and description of each parish and lists principal residents. They mention the farmers and tradesman in each parish and the nearest market towns among other items.
  • National gazetteers provide a brief description of each place
    • Athelington (St. Peter), is a parish, in the union and hundred of Hoxne, the E. division of Suffolk, it is 6 miles S. E. from Eye.[3]


Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. William White, 1844, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Suffolk]]; page 450, Athelington
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  3. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 108-112. Date accessed: 16 September 2013.