Fonds PGC - Peculiar of Great Cressingham

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Peculiar of Great Cressingham


  • 1675-1760 (Creation)

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This Peculiar belonged to the Rector of Great Cressingham and was exempt from both episcopal and archidiaconal jurisdiction. Blomefield, 'History of Norfolk', vol. IV (1807), p.559 describes it a 'a peculiar by itself, under the sole jurisdiction of its own rector, who had the probation of the wills and all spiritual jurisdiction within the whole parish'. Comprised parish of Great Cressingham only. Abolished in 1857.

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PGC 1 Visitation Acts, 1684-1726
PGC 2 Citation Mandates, 1683-1736
PGC 3 Churchwardens' Presentments, 1728-1736
PGC 4 Will Register, 1675-1749
PGC 5 Original Wills, 1701-1754
PGC 6 Letter of Probate, 1705
PGC 7 Administration and Guardianship Bonds, 1702-1751
PGC 8 Probate Inventories, 1707-1720
PGC 9 Marriage Licence Bonds and Affidavits, 1719-1760

There are no pre-1813 parish register transcripts.

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Post-1813 transcripts are with Norfolk Archdeaconry series of Bishop’s Transcripts. Other Peculiar records are with the Great Cressingham parish records.

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