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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Fersfield St Andrew is an Ancient Parish in the Redenhall deanery of the&nbsp;&nbsp;diocese of Norwich.  
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FERSFIELD (St. Andrew), a '''parish,''' in the union of Guiltcross, hundred of Diss, E. division of Norfolk, 4¼ miles (W. N. W.) from Diss. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50961#s25  ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 230-232.</ref><br> Fersfield St Andrew is an Ancient Parish in the Redenhall deanery of the&nbsp;&nbsp;diocese of Norwich.  
  
Fersfield has been variously recorded as Fersevella, Fervessella, Ferefeud, Fairfeud, Fairvill, and Fersfell, all which seem to signify a Fair Fee, or Village. The village was recorded in the [[Domesday Book]] under Fersfield, however.<br>The church is dedicated to Saint Andrew, and dates back, at least in part, to the 12th century. It holds a plain Norman font and a painted wooden effigy of Robert du Bois.
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Fersfield has been variously recorded as Fersevella, Fervessella, Ferefeud, Fairfeud, Fairvill, and Fersfell, all which seem to signify a Fair Fee, or Village. The village was recorded in the [[Domesday Book]] under Fersfield, however.<br>The church is dedicated to Saint Andrew, and dates back, at least in part, to the 12th century. It holds a plain Norman font and a painted wooden effigy of Robert du Bois.  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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  
 
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  
  
Norfolk Record Office referencePD 144/ 1-7, 115-118<br>
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Norfolk Record Office referencePD 144/ 1-7, 115-118<br>  
  
This parish does not appear on Record Search as no microfilm for the parish is held<br>A search of the Family History Library Catalogue indicates that the following Archdeacon's transcripts are on film but these have not yet been converted to digital images for publication<br>
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This parish does not appear on Record Search as no microfilm for the parish is held<br>A search of the Family History Library Catalogue indicates that the following Archdeacon's transcripts are on film but these have not yet been converted to digital images for publication<br>  
  
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==== Census records<br>  ====
 
==== Census records<br>  ====
  
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a.&nbsp; {{British Census|438852}}  
  
 
[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys+ Find my Past census search 1841-1901]  
 
[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys+ Find my Past census search 1841-1901]  
  
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Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.  
 
Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.  
  
The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search. [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+ Find my Past 1911 census search]<br>
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The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search. [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+ Find my Past 1911 census search]<br>  
  
 
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==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
  
[[Guiltcross Poor Law Union]]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <br>
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[[Guiltcross Poor Law Union]]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <br>  
  
 
See also [[England Norfolk Poor Law Union Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
See also [[England Norfolk Poor Law Union Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
  
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
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== Web sites  ==
 
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http://www.achurchnearyou.com/fersfield-st-andrew/ for information about the parish<br>
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http://www.achurchnearyou.com/fersfield-st-andrew/ for information about the parish<br>  
  
http://www.upperwaveneybenefice.com/page14.htm<br>
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http://www.upperwaveneybenefice.com/page14.htm<br>  
  
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50961 British history online <br>
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http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50961 British history online <br>  
  
 
[http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/fersfield/fersfield.htm http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/fersfield/fersfield.htm]&nbsp;Norfolk Churches website  
 
[http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/fersfield/fersfield.htm http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/fersfield/fersfield.htm]&nbsp;Norfolk Churches website  
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Revision as of 15:54, 11 March 2013

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Parish History

FERSFIELD (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Guiltcross, hundred of Diss, E. division of Norfolk, 4¼ miles (W. N. W.) from Diss. [1]
Fersfield St Andrew is an Ancient Parish in the Redenhall deanery of the  diocese of Norwich.

Fersfield has been variously recorded as Fersevella, Fervessella, Ferefeud, Fairfeud, Fairvill, and Fersfell, all which seem to signify a Fair Fee, or Village. The village was recorded in the Domesday Book under Fersfield, however.
The church is dedicated to Saint Andrew, and dates back, at least in part, to the 12th century. It holds a plain Norman font and a painted wooden effigy of Robert du Bois.

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.

  • Guiltcross 1837-1902
  • Depwade   1902-1935
  • Bressingham 1935-1974

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

Norfolk Record Office referencePD 144/ 1-7, 115-118

This parish does not appear on Record Search as no microfilm for the parish is held
A search of the Family History Library Catalogue indicates that the following Archdeacon's transcripts are on film but these have not yet been converted to digital images for publication

Content
Film
Baptisms, burials and marriages 1725-1811
FHL BRITISH Film
1526814 Item 10


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.


Find my Past census search 1841-1901


Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search. Find my Past 1911 census search

Poor Law Unions

Guiltcross Poor Law Union    

See also England Norfolk Poor Law Union Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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.achurchnearyou.com/fersfield-st-andrew/ for information about the parish

http://www.upperwaveneybenefice.com/page14.htm

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50961 British history online

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

Resources

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 230-232.