File PD 711/1 - Baptisms, 1557-1675; marriages, 1541-1664; burials, 1541-1666; and banns, 1653-1657

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PD 711/1


Baptisms, 1557-1675; marriages, 1541-1664; burials, 1541-1666; and banns, 1653-1657


  • 1557-1675 (Creation)

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Births are given, 1650-1661, with a few for 1664-1670. Banns generally give the groom's occupation and the name of the bride's father and his occupation. They include many entries for people from villages near North Walsham, for whom banns were published in the town's market place; banns for North Walsham couples often include a note of the marriage. Banns entry for Thomas Blackson and Ellen Durrant, both of Antingham, on p. 223 notes that Anne Ames of Southrepps objected to the marriage, but afterwards retracted her opposition, 1655. Burials include the burial of Sir William Paston and of his lady, the body of the latter having been removed from Paston Church, 1610.
With memorandum on p. 191 that Robert Lubbocke was chosen to keep the North Walsham register, 1653.

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Baptisms, 1557-1627 on pp. 3-56; 1627 (four entries) on p.139; 1628-1633 on pp. 89-96; baptisms (including births for some years) 1633-1663 on pp. 163-190, 197-205; 1666 (two entries) and 1668 (one entry) at bottom of p. 205; a few births, 1664-1670 at bottom of p. 189; and 1675 (one entry) on p. 217.
Marriages, 1541-1648, 1653 on pp. 57-81; 1654-1659 on pp.191-193; 1654 on p. 219 and p. 223 (one entry on each page); 1657 (one entry) and 1658 (two entries) on pp. 85-86; 1663-1664 on pp. 195-196.
Banns, 1653-1656 on pp. 218-226; 1656-1657 on pp. 80-86.
Burials, 1541-1653 on pp. 97-161; 1646 (one entry) on p.162; 1653-1663, 1665 on pp. 208-217; 1662 (two entries) on p.194; 1666 (one entry) on p. 161.

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  • English
  • Latin

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Ink is very faded and many entries on the last page are illegible. Top of spine is damaged. Several pages cut out from volume: pp. 9-10 and 87-88 and parts of pp.161 and 193-196.

Finding aids

For notes on, and excerpts from, this volume, see 'Further Notes by Dr Page comprising Notes on the Early Poor Rate books the Early Parish Registers and the Town Books 1833-1921' available on searchroom shelves (Norfolk towns and villages section).

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Use microfilm MF 1362/1.

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For transcript of baptisms, 1557-1812, see microfilm NNAS 894722; marriages, 1541-1837, see microfilm NNAS 894723; burials, 1541-1699, see microfilm MF/RO 550/2.
For loose paper removed from this volume, see PD 711/414.

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Created 10/02/2005 by Drojr. Modified 13/11/2019 by Droip.


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