Thurning, Norfolk Genealogy

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

Thurning, Norfolk
St Andrews Thurning Norfolk.jpg
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Eynsford
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Aylsham
Registration District Aylsham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1715
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sparham
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]

THURNING (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Aylsham, hundred of Eynsford, E. division of Norfolk, 14 miles (N. E. by N.) from East Dereham.[1]

Thurning St Andrew is an Ancient parish in the diocese of Norwich.

In 1659, Peter Elwin of Thurning (1623–1695) married Anne Rolfe, the elder daughter of Thomas Rolfe, who was the son of John Rolfe and his wife Pocahontas. John Rolfe was originally from Heacham in Norfolk, and his granddaughter Anne was brought up there.

Thurning, Norfolk, is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk and district of North Norfolk, near the border with Broadland district. Thurning lies near Corpusty, seven miles (11 km) south of Holt, and nine miles (14 km) north-west of Aylsham.

The parish has no substantial settlements and consists chiefly of farms and houses which are well spaced from each other. It includes the small hamlet of Craymere Beck.

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]

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS ATs = England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812 (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS BTs = England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 (FamilySearch) - free[4]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[5]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[6]
Thurning, Norfolk Genealogy Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1600-1903
1600-1834, 1841-1903
FS ATs 1600-1812 1600-1812 1600-1812
FS BTs Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined
FS PRs Undefined 1715-1903 Undefined 1715-1903 Undefined 1715-1902

Norfolk Record Office reference PD 714

Parish registers for Thurning Baptisms, burials, 1715-1812; marriages, 1715-1740. Marriages, 1758-1812; banns, 1758-1812, 1822. Marriages, 1816-1903. Burials, 1813-1902. Banns, 1829-1903. FHL BRITISH Film 2262380 Items 7 - 13

Archdeacons transcripts Baptisms and burials 1600-1610, 1622-1633, 1665-1812 Marriages 1600-1610, 1628-1633, 1665-1811 FHL BRITISH Film 1526783 Item 1

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
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Aylsham Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogy

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. 351-355. Date accessed: 16 July 2013.
  2. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 27 February 2014.
  3. 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,' FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  4. 'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941', FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  5. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 17 March 2014.
  6. 'Norfolk Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 11 February 2014.