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Parish History

BRANDON (St. Peter), a market-town and parish, in the union of Thetford, partly in the hundred of Grimshoe, W. division of Norfolk, but chiefly in the hundred of Lackford, W. division of Suffolk, 40 miles (N. W.) from Ipswich, and 78 (N. N. E.) from London. The town consists of two portions, designated Town Street and Ferry Street, a mile distant from each other; the parish is annexed with that of Wangford.

There are places of worship for Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists. [1]



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.

Church records

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection

Images of the parish registers may be viewed online in Historic Records (formerly Record Search)  See also England Norfolk Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts Norfolk Record Office reference PD 220

England Norfolk Church of England Bishops’ Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Census records

England census records, including for Norfolk County, have been indexed and the entries have been attached to images to all available census years - 1841-1911, at the following websites:

  • - 1841-1911 includes indexes and images
  • - 1841-1901 includes indexes and images (1911 excepted)
  • FamilySearch - some years available for indexes with some images attached

See Norfolk Census transcript of 1891 census

1891 Census Surnames Index courtesy of the Norfolk Transcription Archives

Poor Law Unions 

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.

Military Records

WW1 War Memorial courtesy of the Norfolk Transcription Archives

Web sites 

Norfolk Churches website


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 379-389.