Guide to Brandon, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Thetford|
|Parish registers: 1653|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1571|
|Diocese||Pre-1837 - Norwich; Post-1836 - Ely|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury|
|Location of Archive|
|Norfolk Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
BRANDON (St. Peter), a market-town and parish, in the union of Thetford, partly in the hundred of Grimshoe, W. division of Norfolk, but chiefly in the hundred of Lackford, W. division of Suffolk, 40 miles (N. W.) from Ipswich, and 78 (N. N. E.) from London. There are places of worship for Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists. 
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]
Brandon parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|Brandon Online Parish Records|
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.
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection
Images of the parish registers may be viewed online in Historic Records (formerly Record Search) See also England Norfolk Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts Norfolk Record Office reference PD 220
Census records[edit | edit source]
England census records, including for Norfolk County, have been indexed and the entries have been attached to images to all available census years - 1841-1911, at the following websites:
- findmypast.co.uk - 1841-1911 includes indexes and images
- Ancestry.co.uk - 1841-1901 includes indexes and images (1911 excepted)
- FamilySearch - some years available for indexes with some images attached
1891 Census Surnames Index courtesy of the Norfolk Transcription Archives
Poor Law Unions[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.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Military Records[edit | edit source]
WW1 War Memorial courtesy of the Norfolk Transcription Archives