Burnham Westgate, Norfolk Genealogy
Guide to Burnham Westgate, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Burnham Westgate, Norfolk|
|Poor Law Union||Docking|
|Parish registers: 1538|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1691|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk|
|Location of Archive|
|Norfolk Record Office|
BURNHAM-MARKET, or Burnham-Westgate(St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Docking, hundred of Brothercross, W. division of Norfolk, 36½miles (N. W.) from Norwich, and 120 (N. N. E.) from London. 
Burnham Westgate St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Norwich. St Mary's church as we see it today, dates mainly from the 14th century, the tower having been built in around 1310. The church was extensively restored in the 19th century but has retained its original font.
Burnham Market is a village and civil parish near the north coast of Norfolk, England. Burnham Market is one of the Burnhams, a group of adjacent villages in North Norfolk. It is the result of the merger of three of the original Burnham villages, namely Burnham Sutton, Burnham Ulph and Burnham Westgate.
Burnham Market lies approximately 1 mile (2 km) inland, some 5 miles (8 km) west of Wells-next-the-Sea, 12 miles (19 km) east of Hunstanton and 10 miles (16 km) north of Fakenham. The smaller villages of Burnham Deepdale and Burnham Norton are within 2 miles (3 km) to the west and north of Burnham Market, whilst Burnham Overy and Burnham Thorpe are a similar distance to the east. North Creake is some 4 miles (6 km) to the south. The larger town of King's Lynn is 20 miles (30 km) to the south-west, whilst the city of Norwich is 30 miles (50 km) to the south-east.
For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
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.
Burnham Westgate, Norfolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Burnham Westgate, Norfolk Genealogy Online Records|
|FS PRs||Undefined||1538-1713, 1716-1901||Undefined||1538-1713, 1716-1902||Undefined||1538-1713, 1716-1901|
Norfolk Record Office reference PD 288
Parish registers Microfilm copy of original records in the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, England.
Item 1 Baptisms 1538-1713 Marriages 1539-1640, 1661-1713 Burials 1538-1646, 1660-1713 Item 2 Baptisms and burials 1716-1765 Marriages 1724-1765 Item 3 Baptisms and burials 1766-1812 Item 4 Baptisms 1813-1847 Item 5 Baptisms 1847-1901 Item 6 Marriages and banns 1754-1812 Item 7 Marriages 1813-1837 Item 8 Marriages 1837-1902 Items 9-10 Burials 1813-1901 FHL BRITISH Film 1565792 Items 1-10
Archdeacons transcripts, 1725-1812
Baptisms, burials and marriages 1725-1812 FHL BRITISH Film 1526789 Item 20
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.
- 1891 Census Stray: Transcribed by Geoff Lowe and housed by Norfolk Transcription Archives
- 1891 Census Name Index: Transcribed by Pat Greetham and housed by Norfolk Transcription Archives
Poor Law Unions
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.
1597 Subsidy Taxes: Transcribed by Geoff Lowe and housed by Norfolk Transcription Archives
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Burnham Market on GenUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 440-445. Date accessed: 21 January 2014.
- 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 24 February 2014.
- 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,' FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
- 'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941', FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
- 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 24 March 2014.
- 'Norfolk Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 11 February 2014.