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[[Image:Wighton_All_Saints.JPG|thumb|right|Wighton All Saints]]
 
  
== Parish History  ==
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Guide to '''Wighton, 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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| image = Wighton All Saints.JPG
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| caption =  
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Norfolk
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| Hundred = North Greenhoe
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| Poor Law Union = [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Walsingham Walsingham]
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| Registration District = Walsingham
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| PRbegin = 1558
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| BTbegin = 1600
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Norwich
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Archdeaconries =
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| Rural Deanery = Walsingham
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| Parish =
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| Peculiar =
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| Chapelry =
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| Probate Court = Court of the Archdeaconry of Norwich
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| Archdeaconry Court =
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| Bishops Court =
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| Prerogative Court =  
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| Archive = [[Norfolk Record Office]]
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Wighton All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Norwich.<br>
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== Parish History ==
  
Wighton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 6 km (3.7 mi) south of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea, 12 km (7.5 mi) north of the town of Fakenham, and 45 km (28 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich. The mediaeval pilgrimage centre of Walsingham lies 3 km (1.9 mi) to the south. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.  
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WIGHTON (All Saints), a '''parish''', in the union of Walsingham, hundred of North Greenhoe, W. division of Norfolk, 2¼ miles (N. by E.) from Little Walsingham. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A.,[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51406#s17 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 571-575. Date accessed: 12 August 2013.</ref>
  
Wighton is on the River Stiffkey and used to have a watermill, but this was demolished in May 1866.<br><br>  
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Wighton All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Norwich.<br>  
  
== Resources  ==
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Wighton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 6 km (3.7 mi) south of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea, 12 km (7.5 mi) north of the town of Fakenham, and 45 km (28 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich. The medieval pilgrimage centre of Walsingham lies 3 km (1.9 mi) to the south. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.
  
==== Civil Registration  ====
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Wighton is on the River Stiffkey and used to have a watermill, but this was demolished in May 1866.<br>
  
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
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== Resources ==
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=== Find Neighboring Parishes ===
  
*Walsingham 1837-1938
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Use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851 Map]
*Fakenham 1939-1974
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::*Type the name of the parish in the ''search bar''
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::*Click on the location ''pin'' on the map
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::*Choose ''Options'' from the pop up box
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::*Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes<br>
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=== Civil Registration ===
  
The Register Office, Fakenham Connect, Oak Street, Fakenham, NR21 9SR.<br>Tel: 01328 850111. E-mail: registration.fakenham@norfolk.gov.uk<br>  
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD]. <br>
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*[[Norfolk Record Office]] reference PD 553<br>
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*The Register Office, Fakenham Connect, Oak Street, Fakenham, NR21 9SR.<br>Tel: 01328 850111. E-mail: registration.fakenham@norfolk.gov.uk<br>  
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===== Registration Districts =====
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*'''1837-1938''' Walsingham 
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*'''1939-1974''' Fakenham
  
==== Church records  ====
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=== Church Records ===
  
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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''The Church of England'' (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor. <br>
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''Non-Conformist'' refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.
  
Images of the parish register for this parish are available at FamilySearch Historical Records.<br>[[Norfolk Record Office]] reference PD 553<br>  
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==== Church of England ====
 
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<font color=blue> Due to the increasing access of online records:</font><br>
The images consist of the following microfilm digital image transfer<br>  
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*<font color=blue>Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified<br>
 
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*Dates in the following table are approximate </font><br>
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| bgcolor="#b6cee2" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Wighton Online Parish Records'''
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| bgcolor="#efdcc3" | <center>'''''Collections'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#d9bfbf" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#bfd9bf" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#cac4d4" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" |
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>''Indexes and images''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>''Indexes only''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>''Indexes and images''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>''Indexes and images''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>''Indexes only''</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| FamilySearch Collections-Norfolk
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/united-kingdom-and-ireland/england?region=England,Norfolk&recordType=0 1500s-1900s]</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/united-kingdom-and-ireland/england?region=England,Norfolk&recordType=1 1500s-1900s]</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|<center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/united-kingdom-and-ireland/england?region=England,Norfolk&recordType=2 1500s-1900s]</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| FamilySearch Parish Registers-Norfolk
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>{{RecordSearch|1416598|1500s-1900s}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>{{RecordSearch|1416598|1500s-1900s}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|<center>{{RecordSearch|1416598|1500s-1900s}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| FamilySearch Bishop's Transcripts-Norfolk
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>{{RecordSearch|1823613|1600s-1900s}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>{{RecordSearch|1823613|1600s-1900s}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|<center>{{RecordSearch|1823613|1600s-1900s}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| FamilySearch Archdeacon's Transcripts-Norfolk
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>{{RecordSearch|1824688|1600s-1800s}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>{{RecordSearch|1824688|1600s-1800s}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|<center>{{RecordSearch|1824688|1600s-1800s}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>{{FSC Bishop's Transcript}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>{{FSC Bishop's Transcript}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|<center>{{FSC Bishop's Transcript}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| FreeREG
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center> [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ 1500s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://www.freereg.org.uk/ 1500s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ 1500s-1900s] </center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Find My Past-Norfolk ($)
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/norfolk-baptisms 1500s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|  <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/norfolk-banns-and-marriages 1500s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/norfolk-burials 1500s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Find My Past Bishop's Transcript-Norfolk ($)
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/norfolk-bishops-transcripts-baptisms 1700s-1800s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|  <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/norfolk-bishops-transcripts-marriages 1700s-1800s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/norfolk-bishops-transcripts-burials 1700s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Early) ($)
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61045/ 1500s-1800s]  </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61045/ 1500s-1800s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61045/ 1500s-1800s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Late) ($)
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61042 1800s-1900s]  </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61043/ 1700s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61044/ 1800s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Transcriptions) ($)
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61636/ 1600s-1900s]</center>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61636/ 1600s-1900s]</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61636/ 1600s-1900s]</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8912  1800s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" |  <center>[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8913 1800s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8914 1800s-1900s]</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#dbe7f0" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | ''Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 1500s-1800s]</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
 
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| Content<br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
| Film<br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/national-burial-index-for-england-and-wales 1600s-1900s]</center>  
 
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| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1558-1751. Baptisms, burials, 1752-1812; Marriages, 1752-1753. Baptisms, 1813-1858. Baptisms, 1858-1941. Marriages, 1755-1812; Banns, 1754-1812. Marriages, 1837-1910. Burials, 1813-1891. Banns, 1825-1936. <br>
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1526885 Items 7 - 15 <br>
 
 
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'''''Other Websites'''''<br>
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These databases have incomplete parish coverage. <br>
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*[http://joinermarriageindex.co.uk/marriage-records/Norfolk/ Joiner Marriage Index - Norfolk] ($)
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*[https://parishregister.co.uk/online/norfolk-parish-records The Genealogist Parish Registers - Norfolk] ($)
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*[http://doun.org/transcriptions/index.php Norfolk Transcription Archive]
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*[http://www.dustydocs.com/ UK Websites for Parish Records] - Links to online genealogical records
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*[https://ogindex.org/ Online Genealogical Index] -  Links to online genealogical records
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*[http://tinstaafl.co.uk/nbp/index.htm Tinstaafl Baptism Project 1813 to 1880]<br>
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==== Non-Conformists (All other Religions) ====
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*'''1717''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/england-and-wales-roman-catholics-1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717] at FindMyPast ($), index and images (''coverage may vary'')
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*'''1613-1901''' {{RecordSearch|1824696|England, Norfolk Non-conformist Records, 1613-1901}} at FamilySearch - [[England, Norfolk, Non-conformist Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index (''dates may vary by parish'')<br>
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[[Image:Wighton Methodist Chapel .jpg|thumb|right|Wighton Methodist Chapel]]<br>
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=== Census Records ===
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{{British Census|438859}} <br>
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=== Poor Law Unions ===
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*[http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Walsingham Walsingham Workhouse]<br>
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*[[Norfolk Poor Law Unions]] <br>
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Walsingham Union was incorporated under the terms of the 1834 Act, and the union workhouse was built at Great Snoring, but not completed until 1838. The Walsingham Union Workhouse at Great Snoring was opened in 1838. It was situated close to the boundary between the parishes of Great Snoring and Thursford and was sometimes known as Thursford Workhouse. Poor Law Unions were abolished in 1930 and the responsibilities of Walsingham Union Board of Guardians were taken over by Norfolk County Council Guardians' Committee No. 7. From 1930 the former Workhouse became known as Walsingham Public Assistance Institution. On 26 and 27 June 1934 the remaining thirty inmates (including two infants but no children) were transferred to West Beckham and Gressenhall Institutions and Walsingham Institution officially closed on 30 June 1934. The building was subsequently adapted for use as a smallpox hospital. By 1976 the building was derelict and was demolished in the early 1990s.<br>Acquisition Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 26 February 1982 (C/GP 19/192-198) and on unknown dates.
  
The images contain some record pages for baptisms and marriage entries which are unavailable and await reloading by engineers. You may wish to obtain help for those years and event by using feedback and requesting assistance.<br>  
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Copies C/GP19/1-6, 131, 133-135, 137, 141, 143-146, 148, 150-151, 173-181 are on microfilm.<br>RelatedMaterial For records of Guardians Committee No. 7 (including the administration of Red House Children's Home in Little Snoring and the boarding-out of children), see C/GC 7. See Public Assistance Sub-Committee minutes, 11 July 1934 and 12 September 1934, C/C 10/455. The records of the County Architect's Department include plans of the alterations for use as a smallpox hospital dated February 1937, see C/AR 1/29-31. The one inch to one mile Ordnance Survey Map of 1954 designates the building 'smallpox hospital'. <br>
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=== Probate Records ===
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Norfolk Probate Records|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.<br>  
  
See also [[North Creake, Norfolk]]
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== Maps and Gazetteers ==
 
 
[[England Norfolk Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
==== Non-Conformist Chapels  ====
 
 
 
Wighton Methodist Chapel
 
 
 
[[Image:Wighton Methodist Chapel .jpg|thumb|right|Wighton Methodist Chapel]]
 
 
 
==== Census records  ====
 
 
 
{{Expand section|any unique information, such as ''the census for X year was destroyed''}}
 
 
 
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census<br>
 
 
 
http://www.btinternet.com/~e.c.apling/1891Census/Wighton.htm transcript of 1891 census<br>
 
 
 
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
 
 
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Walsingham/Walsingham.shtml
 
 
 
<br>Walsingham Union was incorporated under the terms of the 1834 Act, and the union workhouse was built at Great Snoring, but not completed until 1838. The Walsingham Union Workhouse at Great Snoring was opened in 1838. It was situated close to the boundary between the parishes of Great Snoring and Thursford and was sometimes known as Thursford Workhouse. Poor Law Unions were abolished in 1930 and the responsibilities of Walsingham Union Board of Guardians were taken over by Norfolk County Council Guardians' Committee No. 7. From 1930 the former Workhouse became known as Walsingham Public Assistance Institution. On 26 and 27 June 1934 the remaining thirty inmates (including two infants but no children) were transferred to West Beckham and Gressenhall Institutions and Walsingham Institution officially closed on 30 June 1934. The building was subsequently adapted for use as a smallpox hospital. By 1976 the building was derelict and was demolished in the early 1990s.<br>Acquisition Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 26 February 1982 (C/GP 19/192-198) and on unknown dates.
 
 
 
Copies C/GP19/1-6, 131, 133-135, 137, 141, 143-146, 148, 150-151, 173-181 are on microfilm.<br>RelatedMaterial For records of Guardians Committee No. 7 (including the administration of Red House Children's Home in Little Snoring and the boarding-out of children), see C/GC 7. See Public Assistance Sub-Committee minutes, 11 July 1934 and 12 September 1934, C/C 10/455. The records of the County Architect's Department include plans of the alterations for use as a smallpox hospital dated February 1937, see C/AR 1/29-31. The one inch to one mile Ordnance Survey Map of 1954 designates the building 'smallpox hospital'. <br>
 
 
 
[[Norfolk Poor Law Unions]]
 
 
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
 
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Norfolk Probate Records|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 ==
 
  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851] <br>
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]<br>
 
 
== Web sites  ==
 
 
 
http://www.achurchnearyou.com/wighton-all-saints/<br>
 
 
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryslemmings/265431344/ for history of the church and photographs<br>  
 
  
http://jermy.org/parish/nfk-wighton.html for Jermy family history and other village history<br>
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== Websites ==
  
http://www.northnorfolkimages.co.uk/location/wighton.html<br>  
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*[http://www.origins.org.uk/genuki/NFK/places/w/wighton/ Norfolk: Wighton] GenUKI <br>
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*[http://www.achurchnearyou.com/wighton-all-saints/ Wighton All Saints] A Church Near You <br>
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryslemmings/265431344/ History and Photos of the Church] Flickr by Barry Slemnings <br>
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*[http://jermy.org/parish/nfk-wighton.html Wighton All Saints Photo ] Jermy family history and other village history <br>
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*[http://www.northnorfolkimages.co.uk/location/wighton.html Wighton] North Norfolk Images <br>
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Guide to Wighton, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Wighton, Norfolk
Wighton All Saints.JPG
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Greenhoe
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Walsingham
Registration District Walsingham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Walsingham
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Norwich
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WIGHTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Walsingham, hundred of North Greenhoe, W. division of Norfolk, 2¼ miles (N. by E.) from Little Walsingham. [1]

Wighton All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Norwich.

Wighton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 6 km (3.7 mi) south of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea, 12 km (7.5 mi) north of the town of Fakenham, and 45 km (28 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich. The medieval pilgrimage centre of Walsingham lies 3 km (1.9 mi) to the south. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.

Wighton is on the River Stiffkey and used to have a watermill, but this was demolished in May 1866.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

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.

  • Norfolk Record Office reference PD 553
  • The Register Office, Fakenham Connect, Oak Street, Fakenham, NR21 9SR.
    Tel: 01328 850111. E-mail: registration.fakenham@norfolk.gov.uk
Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
  • 1837-1938 Walsingham
  • 1939-1974 Fakenham

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

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Wighton Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Norfolk
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Norfolk
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Bishop's Transcripts-Norfolk
1600s-1900s
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1600s-1900s
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1600s-1900s
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FamilySearch Archdeacon's Transcripts-Norfolk
1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Norfolk ($)
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past Bishop's Transcript-Norfolk ($)
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1900s
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Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Early) ($)
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Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Late) ($)
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Ancestry Church of England-Norfolk (Transcriptions) ($)
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Wighton Methodist Chapel


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]

Walsingham Union was incorporated under the terms of the 1834 Act, and the union workhouse was built at Great Snoring, but not completed until 1838. The Walsingham Union Workhouse at Great Snoring was opened in 1838. It was situated close to the boundary between the parishes of Great Snoring and Thursford and was sometimes known as Thursford Workhouse. Poor Law Unions were abolished in 1930 and the responsibilities of Walsingham Union Board of Guardians were taken over by Norfolk County Council Guardians' Committee No. 7. From 1930 the former Workhouse became known as Walsingham Public Assistance Institution. On 26 and 27 June 1934 the remaining thirty inmates (including two infants but no children) were transferred to West Beckham and Gressenhall Institutions and Walsingham Institution officially closed on 30 June 1934. The building was subsequently adapted for use as a smallpox hospital. By 1976 the building was derelict and was demolished in the early 1990s.
Acquisition Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 26 February 1982 (C/GP 19/192-198) and on unknown dates.

Copies C/GP19/1-6, 131, 133-135, 137, 141, 143-146, 148, 150-151, 173-181 are on microfilm.
RelatedMaterial For records of Guardians Committee No. 7 (including the administration of Red House Children's Home in Little Snoring and the boarding-out of children), see C/GC 7. See Public Assistance Sub-Committee minutes, 11 July 1934 and 12 September 1934, C/C 10/455. The records of the County Architect's Department include plans of the alterations for use as a smallpox hospital dated February 1937, see C/AR 1/29-31. The one inch to one mile Ordnance Survey Map of 1954 designates the building 'smallpox hospital'.

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. 571-575. Date accessed: 12 August 2013.