East Ruston, Norfolk Genealogy

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Parish History

RUSTON (East), a parish, with a scattered village, in Tunstead district, Norfolk; 5½ miles E by S of North Walsham. [1]


East Ruston St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Norfolk.

St Mary's church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It is located well away from the village, and was eventually declared redundant.

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.

  • Tunstead 1837-1869
  • Smallburgh 1870-1938
  • North Walsham 1939-1974

Church records

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Images of the parish register for this parish are available in historic records (formerly Record Search)
Norfolk Record Office reference PD 38/1-7, 80-81

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.



http://www.btinternet.com/~e.c.apling/1891Census/EastRuston.htm transcript of 1891 census

Poor Law Unions

For Tunstead and Happing see http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/england/norf/smallburgh_workhouse.htm

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.

Web sites

http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/findachurch/st-mary-east-ruston/?region=Norfolk Churches Conservation trust

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/eastruston/eastruston.htm Norfolk Churches website

Reference

  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Date accessed: 2nd April 2013