Redmere, Norfolk Genealogy

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Guide to Redmere, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Redmere, Norfolk
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Grimshoe
County Norfolk
Poor Law Union Ely
Registration District Thetford
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

Parish History

REDMORE, a quondam extra-parochial tract in Hock-wold-cum-Wilton parish, Norfolk; on the Little Ouse river, 9½ miles W N W of Brandon. [1]

Redmere is an extra parochial place in the county of Norfolk. It is necessary to search the neighboring parishes of Feltwell, Norfolk Hockwold, Norfolk Littleport, Cambridgeshire for records.


Civil Registration

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.

  • Thetford 1837-1865
  • Ely 1865-

Church records

Census records

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 Unions

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: and

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Probate records

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.



  1. John Marius John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales(1870-72).