Bradwell, Suffolk Genealogy
Bradwell St Nicholas is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich and the county of Suffolk.
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 Bradwell and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.
The Parish Registers begin in 1556. They can be viewed at the Suffolk Record Office. A copy of the registers from 1556 to 1900 can be purchased from the Suffolk Record Office. For pre 1813 Bishop Transcript entries you will need to look in Lothingland Deanry, Archdeaconry of Suffolk. See Suffolk Church Record for further details.
Census records are available on a variety of subscription and other websites. It is unlikely that you will need to consult the 1841 to 1891 census on microfilm, since the census records are online at Family History Centers . When the microfilm is required, consult the Family History Library Catalog for film numbers.
Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Bradwell 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.