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COMMUNITIES OF DISSENT Invitation to participate in a new research project for local and family historians Religious dissent, its impact and changing role, is the focus of a new research project for local and family historians. This is the latest major venture of the Family and Community History Research Society (FACHRS). The society was established […]
On the map of Suffolk Parish Boundaries you will see most parishes are rectangular. But north of Bury St. Edmunds, and south of Thetford in the Blackbourne Hundred the parish boundaries form a shape like the segments of an orange. The parishes of Barnham, Euston, Fakenham Magna, Honington, Troston, Great Livermere, Little Livermere (even though […]
If you are going to pull a hoax what better place than a public house to be the operation headquarters. It seems from the following hoaxes that the alcohol intake at the Lord Nelson in Southwold and The Bell of St Olaves definitely inspired brilliance. The first of these hoaxes started at the Lord Nelson in […]
The Suffolk explorer, Bartholomew Gosnold, was a ‘prime mover’ in founding the first permanent English settlement in North America, established at Jamestown in 1607. Bartholomew Gosnold was born about 1571 near the family home at Otley Hall. In 1587, he was admitted to Jesus College, Cambridge then studied law first at New Inn, then at […]
News: The work on the strongroom shelving has now been completed and documents can be ordered as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience that this caused. Address: Suffolk Record Office, 77 Raingate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2AR Telephone: 01284 741212 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening times: Monday 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesday 9.30am-4.30pm Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm Friday 9.30am-4.30pm Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm Closed: Wednesdays, Sundays […]
In 1982 the records of the Blue Coat Foundation (GA400) were deposited at Ipswich Record Office. The records of the foundation contain a veritable goldmine of information on a farm and its estate in Shotley and Chelmondiston. The collection’s minute books reveal that the estate was purchased in 1734 and for many years Charity Farm, […]
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MAPS Maps are a useful starting point for your research. You can start with the large scale Ordnance Survey maps at 25 inches and 6 inches to the mile. The earliest date from the 1880s. Suffolk Record Office has a good selection for the county ending in the 1920s for the 25 inch series and […]
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The first of Suffolk’s c130 medieval deer parks were probably developed by the Normans from c1086 to keep the Fallow deer they introduced from Europe from straying. Deer parks were kept by the wealthy ecclesiastical and lay landowners e.g. the Abbot of Bury St Edmunds’ park at Semer. The deer were bred and hunted or […]