Hoxne, Suffolk Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Suffolk   Gotoarrow.png  Hoxne Hundred Gotoarrow.png  Suffolk Parishes Gotoarrow.png Hoxne

Historical populations
Year Pop.
1801 972
1821 1,066
1841 1,333
1851 1,262
1871 -
1891 938
"HOXNE is a large and well-built village, pleasantly situated on the south side of the river Waveney, near its confluence with the small river Dove, 3 miles N.E. of Eye, 5 miles E.S.E. of Diss, and 6 miles S.W. of Harleston. Its parish has been added to the Parliamentary borough of Eye, and comprises 4257A. 2r. 11 p. of fertile land, and encreased its population from 972 souls, in 1801, to 1333, in 1841. It has a large old corn mill on the Waveney, which has recently been converted into a flaxmill and linen manufactory, also has another large mill at Syleham, about a mile and a half below. It has a fair for chapmen on December 1st, and had formerly a cattle fair on the same day, but it was removed to Harleston, in Norfolk, in 1780. It gives name to Hoxne Hundred and Union, but the workhouse for the latter is at Stradbroke…."[1]

Parish History


If you live in Suffolk then you will have access to a variety of resources; however, for those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centers.   Refer to Hoxne and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.

Civil Registration

Hoxne was in Hoxne district till 1907 at which time it was moved into Hartismere District. In 1907 Hoxne district was abolished. To search an index of Hoxne or Hartismere district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records.  While the district had been created in 1837 for the purpose of recording births, deaths , and marriages, the Hundred had been in existence for hundreds of years for administrative, military, and judicial purposes.

Church records

The Parish Registers begin in 1572.  They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office.  A copy of the registers from 1572 to 1900 can be purchased from the  Suffolk Record Office.  For pre 1813 Bishop Transcript entries you will need to look in Hoxne Deanery, Archdeaconry of Suffolk.  Parish Chest records are considerable for Hoxne. The Suffolk Family History Society has published a CD containing the baptisms for every parish in Hoxne Deanery covering the time period of 1813 to 1900. See Suffolk Church Record for further details.

Census records

There are census records available for Hoxne 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 Hoxne 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.

Abstract of the Answers and Returns made pursuant to an Act ... 1831 Census free google ebook
Hoxne- 1890 acres or 3 Sq. miles



Probate records

Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Hoxne 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. Note: Hoxne shares a border with the Archdeaconry of Sudbury.

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