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Buckenham Parva, Norfolk Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png Norfolk Gotoarrow.png Buckenham Parva

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Buckenham Parva or Buckenham Tofts St Andrew is an Ancient parish in the deanery of Swaffham and the Diocese of Norwich. It should not be confused with Buckenham, Norfolk  Old Buckenham, Norfolk New Buckenham, Norfolk in the same diocese.

The church fell into disuse and was lost.

The graveyard was discovered in the twentieth century. The land in this area was evacuated during the Second World War to form the Norfolk Military Training Area and is controlled by the Ministry of Defence.

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.

Civil Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
  • Swaffham
  • registration events post 1837 may be searched online Free BMD

Church records[edit | edit source]

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Parish registers, 1733-1907 Church of England. Parish Church of West Tofts (Norfolk) 
Church of England. Parish Church of Buckenham-near-Tofts 

Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City.

Parish Registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms 1734-1904 Marriages 1735-1903 Banns 1760-1900 Burials 1733-1907 BRITISH 1526138 Items 13-20

At present the only Record Search images online are those for  Old Buckenham, Norfolk under a heading "Buckenham" This awaits future engineering for correction and Buckenham Parva (Buckenham Tofts) registers are not available online.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

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.

Poor Law Unions
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Census Records[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

Contributor: Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.