West Rudham, Norfolk Genealogy

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Parish History

RUDHAM, WEST (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Docking, hundred of Gallow, W. division of Norfolk, 5 miles (N. N. W.) from Rougham. [1]
West Rudham St Peter is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich.

West Rudham is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village straddles the A148 King's Lynn to Cromer road. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.


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

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 reference PD 414

Parish registers for West Rudham Microfilm copies of original records in the Norfolk Record Office, Central Library, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Item 1 Baptisms, marriages, burials 1565-1653 Item 2 Baptisms, marriages, burials 1654-1729 Item 3 Baptisms 1729-1786 Marriages 1730-1753 Burials 1729-1783 Item 4 Baptisms 1786-1812 Burials 1783-1812 Item 5 Baptisms 1813-1868 Item 6 Baptisms 1868-1901 Item 7 Marriages and banns 1756-1812 Item 8 Marriages 1813-1836 Item 9 Marriages 1837-1901 FHL BRITISH Film 1596654 Items 1-9
Item 10 Burials 1813-1904 Item 11 Banns 1824-1885 Item 12 Banns 1885-1902 FHL BRITISH Film 1596654 Items 10 - 12
Archdeacons transcripts, 1725-1811 Microfilm copies of original records in the Norfolk Record Office, Central Library, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Baptisms, burials and marriages 1725-1811 FHL BRITISH Film 1526790 Item 9


England Norfolk Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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.

Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records

Poor Law Unions

Docking Poor Law Union, Norfolk

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


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 707-711. Date accessed: 05 August 2013.