Badingham, Suffolk Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Suffolk   Gotoarrow.png  Hoxne Hundred    Gotoarrow.png  Suffolk Parishes Gotoarrow.png Badingham

Parish History

Historical populations
Year Pop.
1801 607
1841 864
1851 794
1871 707
1891 598
Source: Censuses
Size: 5 Sq. miles
 "BADÍNGHAM, a widely scattered village, having several assemblages of houses, near the sources of the river Alde, from 3 to 4 miles N.N.E. of Framlingham, has in its parish 864 souls, and 3200 A.. of fertile land, in the manors of Badingham Hall, Colston Hall, and Oakenhill Hall. Robert Sayer, Esq., is lord of the two former; and the Rev. J. Baldry of the latter. They each hold General Courts Baron, at which the copyholders, and all owing suit and service, are summoned to attend ; but a great part of the parish is freehold. W. A. Stanford, Esq., has an estate and neat seat here, called the White House ; and the Horsey, Peckover, Moxon, Alderson, Scott, Webster, and several other families, have estates in the parish. Badinggham, Hall, now a farm-house, was long the seat of the Rous family; and Colston Hall formerly belonged to the Holts. The Church (St. John) is an ancient structure, with a tower and five bells. The chancel was rebuilt of white brick, by the Rev. T. F. Chevallier, the late rector and patron, and contains several monuments of the I tons family...." [1]


If you live in Suffolk then you will have access to a variety of resources; however , for those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centers.   Refer to Badingham and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.

Civil Registration

Badingham was in Hoxne district till 1907 at which time it was moved into Hartismere District. In 1907 Hoxne district was abolished. To search an index of Hoxne or Hartismere district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records. While the district had been created in 1837 for the purpose of recording births, deaths, and marriages, the Hundred had been in existence for hundreds of years for administrative, military, and judicial purposes.

Church records

The Parish Registers begin in 1538.  They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office.  A copy of the registers from 1538 to 1900 can be puchased from the  Suffolk Record Office.  For pre 1813 Bishop Transcript entries you will need to look in Hoxne Deanry, Archdeaconry of Suffolk. Parish Chest records are missing for Badingham.   See Suffolk Church Record for further details.

Census records

There are census records available for Badingham from 1841 to 1911. Census records are available on a variety of subscription and other websites. If you need to consult the 1841 to 1891 census on microfilm, refer to Badingham Censusin the catalogue.
There is statistical data available for the census years 1801 to 1931 that records the number of houses, families, people, and other statistical data for every parish in Suffolk.
Refer to the Suffolk Census wiki article for details about the Census.

Abstract of the Answers and Returns made pursuant to an Act ... 1831 Census free google ebook
Badingham 3390 acres or 5.3 sq. miles

Probate records

Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Badingham was the Archdeaconry of Suffolk; 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

  • Suffolk Gazetteers and Directories from 1839 to 1909 - Suffolk Gazetteers and directories provide a brief history and description of each parish and lists principal residents. They mention the farmers and tradesman in each parish and the nearest market towns among other items.
  • National Gazetteers provide a brief description of each place
    • Vision of Britain - Badingham, is a parish is near the river Alde, in Hoxne district, Suffolk; it is 3½ miles N E of Framlingham railway station.....[2]
    • BADINGHAM (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union and hundred of Hoxne, E. division of Suffolk, 14 miles (N. by E.) from Woodbridge. [3]

Web Sites


  1. William White, 1844, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Suffolk; page 450, 451]
  2. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Badingham
  3. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 128-132. Date accessed: 16 September 2013.