Sudbury All Saints, Suffolk Genealogy

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Sudbury All Saints

Parish History[edit | edit source]

"SUDBURY, a parish, market town, and municipal borough, chiefly in the hundred of Babergh, county Suffolk, but including the parish of Ballingdon-cum-Brundon, county Essex, 20 miles S.W. of Ipswich, and 7 S.E. of Clare. The Reform bounds include the old borough, containing the parishes of All Saints, St. Gregory, and St. Peter, with the extra-parochial district of St. Bartholomew's, and the [former] parish of Ballingdon, in Essex. Ballingdon was formerly a parish, in the union of Sudbury, hundred of Hinckford, N. division of Essex, ½ a mile(S.W. by W.) from Sudbury. After the decay of the parochial church, the village of Ballingdon, which had been previously only a chapelry in the parish of Brundon, became the head of the parish. The inhabitants resort to the church of All Saints, Sudbury, and contribute towards the church-rate of that parish.[1]

Sudbury is also the capital of the archdeaconry and deanery to which it gives name in the diocese of Norwich. The livings are, All Saints, a vicarage* with that ofBallingdon-cum-Brundon annexed; and the perpetual curacy of St. Gregory, with that of St. Peter annexed. The churches are of considerable antiquity. St. Gregory's, the most ancient, was collegiate until Henry VIII. sold its possessions. St. Bartholomew's was the site of a Benedictine priory. The site latterly became the property of Sir J. Marriott, by whose order the priory-buildings were taken down in 1779.[2]

Refer to the works listed in Suffolk Gazetteers or England Gazetteers for source material.

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Sudbury is in Sudbury district. To search an index of Sudbury district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records.

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.
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Church of England[edit | edit source]

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  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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FamilySearch Collections-Suffolk
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Parish Registers - FamilySearch Catalog
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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FreeREG
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Find My Past-Suffolk ($)
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Ancestry Church of England BMD-Suffolk ($)
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Sudbury was the Archdeaconry of Sudbury; 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]

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Resources[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 132-136. Adapted. Date accessed: 28 March 2013.
  2. Hamilton, N.E.S.A., The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868). Adapted. Accessed: 28 March , 2013.