Kedington, Essex Genealogy and Suffolk

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Parish History

Kedington, or Ketton, is a village and a parish in Risbridge district; the village and most of the parish is in Suffolk, but part of it is in Essex. The village stands on the river Stour, 2 1/2 miles ENE of Haverhill railway station. The parish contains also Brockley Green, Great Wilseys, and the Risbridge workhouse. [1]


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

Kedington is an Ancient Parish in the counties of Suffolk and Essex.

  • Parish Registers begin in 1654
  • Bishop Transcripts begin in 1564

Additional places included in this parish are Great Wilsey and Brockley Green.

Records for this parish in the Family History Library Catalog.

Census records


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.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Essex 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


  1. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's See at:Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,