Broomsthorpe, Norfolk Genealogy

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Parish History

BROOMSTHORPE, a parish, in the union of Docking, hundred of Gallow, W. division of Norfolk, 5½ miles (N. N. E.) from Rougham. [1]

Broomsthorpe is a village within the county of Norfolk and is an extra parochial place. Use England Jurisdictions 1851 to locate neighbouring parishes of  East Rudham, Norfolk
 Helhoughton, Norfolk Tattersett, Norfolk

It's church was destroyed before the reign of Elizabeth I and is believed to have been dedicated to St John. The Guild of St John is recorded in association with the village and suggests the dedicatory name of the lost church.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Broomsthorpe like this:

BROOMSTHORPE, a hamlet in East Rudham parish, Norfolk; 5½ miles W of Fakenham. Acres, 340. Pop., 16. Houses, 3. It is sometimes described as a parish.

Contributor please add any further history of the village


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

Broomsthorpe is an extra parochial place Use England Jurisdictions 1851 to locate surrounding parishes by clicking on options tab and conducting a search of contiguous parishes.

Census records

Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records

Poor Law Unions

Docking Poor Law Union, Norfolk

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

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 405-409.