Denham St John (near Eye), Suffolk Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Suffolk   Gotoarrow.png  Hoxne Hundred Gotoarrow.png  Suffolk Parishes Gotoarrow.png Denham St John (near Eye)

Parish History

DENHAM, a scattered village and parish, 3 miles E. of Eye, contains 318 souls, and 1259a. 1r. 38p. of land. It has been added to the Parliamentary borough of Eye, as noticed at a subsequent page. It is in Sir E. C. Kerrison's manor of Denham with Flemworth, and he owns all the soil except about 20a. belonging to Mr. N. Scott; and is also impropriator of the rectory, and patron of the vicarage, which is valued in K.B. at £5. Os. 10d., and united with Hoxne. The Church (St. John) is a small neat fabric, and the Hall, now a farm house, is an ancient moated residence. Post from Eye. William White, 1855, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Suffolk, page 379


If you live in Suffolk you will have access to a variety of resources at local archives and libraries; however , for those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centers.   Refer to Denham St John (near Eye) and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.

Civil Registration

Denham is in Hoxne district. To search an index of Hoxne district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records.

Church records

The Parish Registers begin in 1708.  They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office.  A copy of the registers from 1708 to 1900 can be purchased 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 Denham.   See Suffolk Church Record for further details.

Census records

There are census records available for Denham St John 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 Denham Census in the library 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 the county.
Refer to the Suffolk Census wiki article for details.

Probate records

Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Denham St John 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 things of interest.
  • National Gazetteers provide a brief description of each place

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 28-32.