Ipswich St Mary Stoke, Suffolk Genealogy

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Ipswich St Mary Stoke, Suffolk
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ipswich
County Suffolk
Poor Law Union Ipswich
Registration District Ipswich
Records begin
Parish registers: 1563
Bishop's Transcripts: 1698
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ipswich
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk
Location of Archive
Suffolk Record Office

Parish History

Ipswich St. Mary Stoke is an Ancient Parish in the county of Suffolk. According to Genuki, this parish is in the borough of Ipswich along with many other churches. Suffolk churches has a lenthy article about this church and an array of pictures. View an additional picture of St Mary Stoke Parish Church by Alan Thompson from Panoramio along with a mapto provide a location.

Linda Walker wrote an article on the Local History of this area on the BBC website which encompasses this medieval church.


If you live in Suffolk you will have access to a variety of resources at local archives and libraries.  For those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at LDS Family History Centres.  Refer to the parish and Suffolk in the FamilySearch Catalogue for available records.

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The "England 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

Ipswich St Mary Stoke, Suffolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

1813 = Suffolk Marriage Index (1813-37) (findmypast) - (£)[1]
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
FMP = findmypast - (£)[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[5]
Ipswich St Mary Stoke, Suffolk Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
1813 1813-1837

FMP 1701-1902

IGI 1565-1876 1565-1876


Ipswich St. Mary Stoke parish records started in 1563 and the Bishop Transcripts began in 1698. The FHL film numbers are listed this way:

  • Parish Register transcripts, 1563-1761: # 991946 Items 5-7
  • Parish register transcripts, 1563-1850: # 991946 Item 4
  • Parish register printouts of Ipswich, Suffolk, England (St. Mary Stoke) ; christenings, 1813-1876: # 883930 Item 5

Census records

Refer to the Suffolk Census wiki article for general details about the census. 

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.

Poor Law Records

The Workhouse has a detailed section about the Ipswich workhouse for this area. A list of the inmates and the staff are provided from the 1881 census further down in the article.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Suffolk 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

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  1. 'Suffolk Marriage Index (1813-37) Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 6 December 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  3. 'Suffolk Baptism Index 1538-1911 Place Index', findmypast, accessed 18 December 2015: Described ambiguously as 'Ipswich.'
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Suffolk, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 10 December 2013.
  5. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 4 December 2013.