Fonds ANW 13 - Archdeaconry of Norwich: Archdeacon's Register Bills (also known as Parish Register Transcripts and Archdeacons' Transcripts)

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ANW 13

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Archdeaconry of Norwich: Archdeacon's Register Bills (also known as Parish Register Transcripts and Archdeacons' Transcripts)

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  • 1600-1812 (Creation)

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about 100 boxes

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Administrative history

In the Diocese of Norwich. Until 1894 the Archdeaconry of Norwich comprised the Deaneries of Blofield, Breccles, Brisley, Flegg (including Gt Yarmouth), Holt, Ingworth, Lynn (including King’s Lynn), Lynn Marshland, Norwich, Sparham, Taverham, Thetford, Toftrees and Walsingham. In 1894 the boundaries were re-drawn and the Archdeaconry of Lynn was created, the Archdeaconry of Norwich thereafter comprised Blofield, Flegg, Holt, Ingworth, Norwich, Repps, Sparham, Taverham and Waxham.

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Usually running Easter to Easter, were returned at Archdeacon's Visitations or at Bishop's Visitations when the latter were held, which was normally every seventh year. They were originally filed by the year, but the Archdeacon's Transcripts have been re-sorted by Deanery and by parish within the Deanery. The Archdeacon's transcripts from Norwich City parishes only have been re-sorted into years, however. These yearly files appear to be represented:

1600-1601, 1601-1602, 1602-1603, 1603-1604, 1604-1605, 1606-1607, 1607-1608, 1608-1609, 1610-1611, 1623-1624, 1625-1626, 1628-1629, 1629-1630, 1630-1631, 1633-1634, 1636-1637, 1665-1666, 1666-1667, 1668-1669, 1669-1670, 1670-1671, 1672-1673, 1675-1676, 1676-1677, 1677-1678, 1678-1679, 1679-1680, 1681-1682, 1682-1683, 1686-1687, 1687-1688, 1688-1689, 1689-1690, 1690-1691, 1692-1693, 1693-1694, 1695-1696, 1696-1697, 1697-1698, 1700-1701, 1703-1704, 1704-1705, 1706-1707, 1707-1708, 1709-1710, 1710-1711, 1711-1712, 1712-1713, 1713-1714, 1714-1715, 1716-1717, 1717-1718, 1718-1719, 1719-1720, 1720-1721, 1721-1722, 1725-1726, 1726-1727, 1727-1728, 1729-1730, 1730-1731, 1731-1732, 1732-1733, 1733-1734, 1735-1736, 1736-1737, 1737-1738, 1738-1739, 1740-1741, 1741-1742, 1742-1743, 1743-1744, 1744-1745, 1745-1746, 1747-1748, 1748-1749, 1749-1750, 1750-1751, 1751-1752, 1753-1754, 1754-1755, 1755-1756, 1756-1757, 1757-1758, 1759-1759, 1760-1761, 1761-1762, 1763-1764, 1764-1765, 1765-1766, 1766-1767, 1767-1768, 1768-1769, 1770-1771, 1771-1772, 1772-1773, 1773-1774, 1774-1775, 1775-1776, 1777-1778, 1778-1779, 1779-1780, 1780-1781, 1781-1782, 1782-1783, 1784-1785, 1785-1786, 1786-1787, 1787-1788, 1788-1789, 1789-1790, 1791-1792, 1792-1793, 1794-1795, 1795-1796, 1796-1797, 1797-1798, 1798-1799, 1799-1800, 1801-1802, 1802-1803, 1803-1804, 1804-1805, 1806-1807, 1807-1808, 1808-1809, 1809-1810, 1810-1811, 1811-1812.

For this Archdeaconry transcripts for the following years were returned to the Bishop and survive with the Bishop's Transcripts:

1691-1692, 1705-1706, 1708-1709, 1715-1716, 1722-1723, 1724-1725, 1728-1729, 1734-1735, 1739-1740, 1746-1747, 1752-1753, 1759-1760, 1762-1763, 1769-1770, 1776-1777, 1783-1784, 1790-1791, 1793-1794, 1800-1801, 1805-1806, 1812-1813

It should be emphasised that all transcripts do not survive for all parishes for these years; and that some transcripts were returned to the Bishop in normal years and some to the Archdeacon in Bishop's years. From 1813 onwards, all transcripts were returned to the Bishop.

For transcripts in other classes, see ANW 6/30-31, 311, ANW 15/5 (photocopies of these have been placed in the main series).
Archdeacon's transcripts 1600-1812 (97 boxes)
Unidentified transcripts (6 bundles, 2 papers)
Illegible and fragile transcripts (after 1770) (1 file)
Old labels (1 bundle, 1 file)
Lists of transcripts not exhibited, 1762, 1764, 1765 (3 papers)
List (two copies) of transcripts not exhibited, 1762, 1764, 1765 (3 papers)
List (two copies) of transcripts for deaneries of Blofield and Flegg, 1600-1792, apparently by James Hargreave Harrison, Lord of Burgh Castle manor, Suffolk, and bearing impression of his seal (2 gatherings)
List of transcripts, arranged by parish, (early 20th century) (1 volume).

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There are detailed lists of Norwich Archdeaconry transcripts in the Muniment Room Handlist.

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Available on microfiche.

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