Burnham Sutton, Norfolk Genealogy

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Parish History

The ruined Ancient Parish Church of St Ethelbert Burnham Sutton (see Norfolk Churches website http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/burnhamsutton/burnhamsutton.htm for images) at the eastern end of Burnham was incorporated into All Saints Burnham Ulph, Norfolk parish under the rectorship of both parishes in the 1760's  by  Reverend Edmund Nelson. Edmund Nelson's son was destined to become Admiral Horation Nelson.

These three parishes, with the parishes of  Burnham Overy, Norfolk and  Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk (birthplace of Nelson), form the single benefice, the Burnhams Benefice.

Burnham Market is a village and civil parish near the north coast of Norfolk, England. Burnham Market is one of the Burnhams, a group of adjacent villages in North Norfolk. It is the result of the merger of three of the original Burnham villages, namely Burnham Sutton, Burnham Ulph and Burnham Westgate.

Burnham Market lies approximately 1 mile (2 km) inland, some 5 miles (8 km) west of Wells-next-the-Sea, 12 miles (19 km) east of Hunstanton and 10 miles (16 km) north of Fakenham. The smaller villages of Burnham Deepdale and Burnham Norton are within 2 miles (3 km) to the west and north of Burnham Market, whilst Burnham Overy and Burnham Thorpe are a similar distance to the east. North Creake is some 4 miles (6 km) to the south. The larger town of King's Lynn is 20 miles (30 km) to the south-west, whilst the city of Norwich is 30 miles (50 km) to the south-east. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.


Resources

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

Refer to Burnham Ulph, Norfolk for parish records.

Census records

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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.


Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records



Poor Law Unions

Docking Poor Law Union, Norfolk


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.

Web sites