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Occold, Suffolk Genealogy

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Guide to Occold, Suffolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Occold, Suffolk
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hartismere
County Suffolk
Poor Law Union Hartismere
Registration District Hartismere
Records begin
Parish registers: 1681
Bishop's Transcripts: 1564
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Hartismere
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury
Location of Archive
Suffolk Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

OCCOLD (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the parliamentary borough of Eye, union and hundred of Hartismere, W. division of Suffolk, 2 miles (S. by E.) from Eye. [1] 

Refer to the works listed in Suffolk Gazetteers or England Gazetteers for source material.

Resources[edit | edit source]

  • Occold in the FamilySearch Catalog

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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

Church records[edit | edit source]

Occold parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Suffolk Baptism, Marriage, Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC = Suffolk, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1850 (Ancestry) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
Occold Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP 1538-1911
1536-1902
1538-1909
ANC 1538-1850
1538-1850
1538-1850
BOYD

1538-1850


NBI



1538-1909
IGI



FS Catalog PRs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the Suffolk Record Office.

Census records[edit | edit source]

There are census records available for Occold 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 Occold, England, 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[edit | edit source]

Prior to 1837 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Occold was the Archdeaconry of Sudbury; from 1837 to 1858 it was in 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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 items.
  • National Gazetteers provide a brief description of each place
    • Vision of Britain
    • OCCOLD (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the parliamentary borough of Eye, union and hundred of Hartismere, W. division of Suffolk, 2 miles (S. by E.) from Eye. [3]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51190#s17 A Topographical Dictionary of England] (1848), pp. 467-469. Date accessed: 02 October 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk
  3. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 467-469. Date accessed: 02 October 2013.