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Parish Records of Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith
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Parish Records of Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith

  • PD 713
  • Fonds
  • 1695-1984

Comprises parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, 1695-1918; registration papers, nd [18th century]-1831; records of the church and benefice, 1793-1984; overseers' records (including settlement papers, apprenticeship indentures and bastardy papers), 1699-1839; constables' records, 1829; papers regarding Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith's Mission Rooms and Reading Room, 1882-1903; historical notes, nd [c 1775]-nd [early 21st century]; and miscellaneous papers, 1759-1891.

Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith Ecclesiastical Parish; ?-; Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith, Norfolk

Baptisms and burials, 1695-1754; marriages, 1697-1754

Entries include memorandum of the baptism of Robert Wright at Catton, 1748, on p. 21, and the burials of several Scotsmen, including John Little, 1732, John Johnson, 1722, and John Smith, 1749.

Many marriage entries give bride's and groom's marital status and parishes of residence; some state if the marriage took place by banns or licence. There are a few records of marriages which took place at Spixworth and Horsford. Many burial entries give some indications of age or status, e.g. 'a child', 'a lad', 'widow'.

Also includes the following: pen trials at the front of the volume; names of churchwardens, 1726 and 1727 on p. 126; list of receipts of money for briefs, 1707-1710 on pp. 127-128; memoranda at the back of the register that William Smith became clerk, 1751, and that the previous clerk was William Wiet; and memorandum that no marriages are recorded October 1725-September 1728 and September 1728-November 1730, and suggesting that some leaves containing these years may have been cut out. There is an index on p. 128 giving the page numbers on which baptisms, marriages and burials appear in the register. There is also a loose index listing where baptisms, marriage and burial entries for various dates are to be found in the register, compiled by P.M. Napp in 1989.

Burials

With a list of fees for marriages, banns and burials at front of volume. Includes many burials of paupers from St Faiths Workhouse, as well as John Pratt, 'a Scotchman who died in this Parish', 1826; an unknown woman 'found dying by the road side in parish of Hellsdon', 1839.

Burials

Includes note at the front of the volume that Thomas Fox was appointed parish clerk and sexton after the death of George Holmes, 1867.
Includes many burials of paupers from St Faiths Workhouse.

Baptisms and burials

Includes entries for John Davy, killed by the fall of a gable, 1774, John Muffet of Dumfries, Scotland, 1777, George Gardiner of Galloway, Scotland, and Thomas Mitchel of Annondale, North Britain (? Annan, Dumfries and Galloway), 1781.
Burial entries give some indications of age or status, e.g. 'a child', 'a lad', 'widow'.

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