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== Parish History  ==
 
  
TOFT, WEST (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of Thetford, hundred of Grimshoe, W. division of Norfolk, 5 miles (N. E.) from Brandon. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A.,[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51348#s14 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 369-372. Date accessed: 05 August 2013.</ref><br>  
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Guide to '''West Tofts, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records. {{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Norfolk
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| Hundred = Grimshoe
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| Poor Law Union = [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Thetford/ Thetford]
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| Registration District = Thetford
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| PRbegin = 1733
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| BTbegin = 1705
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Norwich
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| Rural Deanery = Cranwich
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| Probate Court = Court of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk
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| Archive = [[Norfolk Record Office]]
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=== Parish History  ===
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TOFT, WEST (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of Thetford, hundred of Grimshoe, W. division of Norfolk, 5 miles (N. E.) from Brandon. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A.,[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51348#s14 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 369-372. Date accessed: 05 August 2013.</ref>  
  
 
<br> West Tofts is about 7 miles N.N.W. of Thetford. The church is known as ''St. Mary, West Tofts. ''Detailed information about this structure is available on [http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/westtofts/westtofts.htm Norfolk Churches]  
 
<br> West Tofts is about 7 miles N.N.W. of Thetford. The church is known as ''St. Mary, West Tofts. ''Detailed information about this structure is available on [http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/westtofts/westtofts.htm Norfolk Churches]  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ FreeREG - free]<ref>[http://www.freereg.org.uk/parishes/nfk/frontpage.shtml 'Norfolk Coverage'], ''FreeREG,'' accessed 27 February 2014.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ FreeREG - free]<ref>[http://www.freereg.org.uk/parishes/nfk/frontpage.shtml 'Norfolk Coverage'], ''FreeREG,'' accessed 27 February 2014.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS ATs''' = {{RecordSearch|1824688|England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812 (FamilySearch) - free}}<ref>[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM625-XM9%3A160239801%3Fcc%3D1824688 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,'] ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 31 March 2014.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS BTs''' = {{RecordSearch|1823613|England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 (FamilySearch) - free}}<ref>{{RecordSearch|1823613|'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941'}}, ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 31 March 2014.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS PRs''' = {{RecordSearch|1416598|England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free}}<ref>[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1416598/waypoints 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900'], ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 17 March 2014.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS PRs''' = {{RecordSearch|1416598|England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free}}<ref>[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1416598/waypoints 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900'], ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 17 March 2014.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyNorfolk.htm#PageTitle 'IGI Batch Numbers for Norfolk, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 20 March 2014.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyNorfolk.htm#PageTitle 'IGI Batch Numbers for Norfolk, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 20 March 2014.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''JOIN''' = [http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/ The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)]<ref>[http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/marriage-records/Norfolk/ 'Norfolk Coverage,'] ''The Joiner Marriage Index,'' accessed 11 February 2014.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''JOIN''' = [http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/ The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)]<ref>[http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/marriage-records/Norfolk/ 'Norfolk Coverage,'] ''The Joiner Marriage Index,'' accessed 11 February 2014.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''NTA''' = [http://www.genealogy.doun.org/transcriptions/index.php Norfolk Transcription Archive - free]<ref>[http://www.genealogy.doun.org/transcriptions/index.php ''Norfolk Transcription Archive,''] accessed 14 April 2014.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''TIN''' = [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tinstaafl/ Tinstaafl Transcripts - free]<ref>[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tinstaafl/ 'Norfolk Baptism Project 1813 to 1880,'] ''Tinstaafl Transcripts,'' accessed 10 April 2014.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1733-1907''']  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1733-1907''']  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS ATs'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{RecordSearch|1824688|'''1725-1812'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1824688|'''1725-1812'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{RecordSearch|1824688|'''1725-1812'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''NTA'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.genealogy.doun.org/transcriptions/documents.php?register_id=656&hundred_id=19&document_type=160 '''1725-1811''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.genealogy.doun.org/transcriptions/documents.php?register_id=656&hundred_id=19&document_type=260 '''1726-1812''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.genealogy.doun.org/transcriptions/documents.php?register_id=656&hundred_id=19&document_type=310 '''1726-1811''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''TIN'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tinstaafl/ '''1813-1880''']
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According to Genuki.org.uk, records for this church have been transcribed and indexed. To view their full description and access some BMDs transcriptions, [http://www.origins.org.uk/genuki/NFK/places/t/tofts_west/ click here].
 
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
a.&nbsp; {{British Census|438860}}  
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{{British Census|438860}}  
 
 
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Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
 
 
 
The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search. [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+ Find my Past 1911 census search]<br>
 
  
==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Thetford Poor Law Union]]<br>
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[[Thetford Poor Law Union]]  
  
See also [[England Norfolk Poor Law Union Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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See also [[England Norfolk Poor Law Union Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]  
  
[[Norfolk Poor Law Unions]]<br>
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[[Norfolk Poor Law Unions]]  
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
{{expand section|any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above}}
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*[http://www.origins.org.uk/genuki/NFK/places/t/tofts_west/ Norfolk: West Tofts] on GenUKI
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
{{reflist}} {{Norfolk}}
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{{reflist}} {{Norfolk}}  
  
[[Category:Norfolk]]
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[[Category:Norfolk Parishes]]

Latest revision as of 14:17, 2 October 2019


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

West Tofts, Norfolk
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Grimshoe
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Thetford
Registration District Thetford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1733
Bishop's Transcripts: 1705
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Cranwich
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]

TOFT, WEST (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Thetford, hundred of Grimshoe, W. division of Norfolk, 5 miles (N. E.) from Brandon. [1]


West Tofts is about 7 miles N.N.W. of Thetford. The church is known as St. Mary, West Tofts. Detailed information about this structure is available on Norfolk Churches

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.

Church records[edit | edit source]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[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]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[6]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[7]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[8]
NTA = Norfolk Transcription Archive - free[9]
TIN = Tinstaafl Transcripts - free[10]
West Tofts, Norfolk Genealogy Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1734-1903 (gaps)
1735-1903 (gaps)

FREG 1733-1902
1733-1840
1733-1907
FS ATs 1725-1812 1725-1812 1725-1812
FS BTs Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined
FS PRs Undefined 1733-1904 Undefined 1733-1904 Undefined 1730-1907
IGI 1734-1904
JOIN
1726-1837

NTA 1725-1811
1726-1812
1726-1811
TIN 1813-1880

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[edit | edit source]

Thetford Poor Law Union

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. 369-372. Date accessed: 05 August 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 21 February 2014.
  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. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 17 March 2014.
  7. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Norfolk, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 20 March 2014.
  8. 'Norfolk Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 11 February 2014.
  9. Norfolk Transcription Archive, accessed 14 April 2014.
  10. 'Norfolk Baptism Project 1813 to 1880,' Tinstaafl Transcripts, accessed 10 April 2014.