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Suffolk 

Published in 1839, Pigot's Directory states: "There is in this county a great variety of soil; the whole, however, may be conveniently divided into four sorts - clay, sand, loam and fen... The climate of this county has long been noticed as the driest in the kingdom; the frosts, also, are severe, and the north-east winds, which prevail in spring, are generally sharp: but though, like the western extremity of this island, Suffolk is not calculated to favour the weak and consumptive stranger, it is upon the whole extremely healthy...

The agriculture of this county approaches more nearly to perfection than, perhaps, any other in the kingdom: in the lighter lands the Norfolk system is pursued; and in the heavier, beans and wheat, cabbage and other vegetables are grown in rotation. The farming stock is highly valued - the cows being excellent milkers and the horses strong, active and capable of vast exertions...

The manufactures of Suffolk are not extensive or various - light stuffs, buntings, crapes and yarns being the principal under this head, with hempen cloth for home consumption; the combing and spinning of wool likewise prevail to some extent. The sea-ports depend much on the exportation of malt and corn: some are noted for making fine salt, burning lime from fossil shells etc; other maritime towns derive considerable advantage from the mackerel and herring fisheries, and in the Orford river there are considerable oyster beds. The curing of fish employs great numbers of the inhabitants, of both sexes, in several towns on the coast, especially at Lowestoft, upon which branch the prosperity of that town may be considered almost entirely to depend..."

 

Family History, Genealogy and Local History Research Information for Suffolk

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Location Suffolk is located on the east coast of England between Norfolk and Essex and is bordered on the west by Cambridgeshire.
Population of Suffolk 
1801 210,431

1811 234,211
1821 270,542
1831 296,317
1841 315,073
1851 337,215
1861 337,070
1871 348,869
1881 356,893
1891 361,790
1901 373,353
1911 394,060
1921 400,058
1931 401,114
1951 442,561
1961 471,974
1971 546,194
1981 590,133
1991 636,266

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Size of Suffolk in acres

(boundary changes)

1831 918,760

1841 918,760
1851 947,681
1861 947,681
1871 949,825
1881 944,060
1891 947,724
1901 948,768
1911 948,269
1921 948,269
1931 948,269
1951 948,271
1961 948,271
1971 948,110
1981 938,147
1991 938,582

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Directories covering Suffolk 
1791 Universal British Directory
1805-07 Holden's Triennial Directory - Ipswich
1839 Pigot's Directory of Suffolk
1839 Robson's Commercial Directory of Beds, Bucks, Suffolk...,
1850 Hunt & Co's Directory of E. Norfolk & parts of Suffolk
1855 White's History, Gazetteer & Directory of Suffolk
1869 Post Office Directory of Cambs, Norfolk & Suffolk
1877 Harrod & Co.'s Directory of Norfolk & Lowestoft
1891-92 History, Gazetteer & Directory of Suffolk
1892 Kelly's Directory of Cambs, Norfolk & Suffolk
1900 Kelly's Directory of Suffolk
1901 Eastern Counties of England Directory
1909 Cowell's Directory of Felixtowe & Walton
1912 Kelly's Directory of Suffolk

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Alternatives  

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Resources for family history research in Suffolk 
1710-74 Inland Revenue Board of Stamps Apprenticeship Records
1787-1854 Trinity House Petitions Index
1841 Census - Suffolk
1851 Census - Suffolk
1861 Census - Suffolk
1871 Census - Suffolk
1873 Return of Owners of Land
1881 Census - Suffolk
1881 Census - Suffolk
1891 Census - Suffolk
1895 Mackenzie's Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales
1901 Census - Suffolk
  Birth and Baptism Records
  Burial Records
  Marriage Records

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Transcriptions

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Parishes, Towns and Places
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A
Acton
Akenham
Aldeburgh
Alderton
Aldham
Aldringham
Alpheton
Ampton
Ash Booking
Ashby
Ashfield
Aspall
Assington
Athelington

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B
Bacton
Badingham
Badley
Badwell Ash
Bardwell
Barham
Barking
Barnardiston
Barnby
Barnham
Barningham
Barrow
Barsham
Barton Mills
Battisford
Bawdsey
Bay Lram
Beccles
Bedfield
Bedingfield
Belstead
Belton
Benacre
Benhall
Bentley
Beyton
Bildeston
Binacre
Blaxhall
Blundeston
Blythburgh
Blytheford
Boulge
Boxford
Boxted
Boyton
Bradfield Combust
Bradfield St Clare
Bradfield St George
Bradwell
Braiseworth
Bramfield
Bramford
Brampton
Brandeston
Brandon
Brantham
Bredfield
Brent Eleigh
Brettenham
Brightwell
Brockley
Brome
Bromeswell
Bruisyard
Brundish
Bucklesham
Bungay
Burgate
Burgh
Burgh Castle
Burstall
Bury Saint Edmunds
Butley
Buxhall

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C
Campsey Ash
Capel
Carlton
Carlton Colville
Cavendish
Cavenham
Charsfield
Chattisham
Chedburgh
Chediston
Chelmondiston
Chelsworth
Chevington
Chillesford
Chilton
Clare
Claydon
Clopton
Cockfield
Coddenham
Combs
Cookley
Copdock
Corton
Cotton
Covehithe
Cowling
Cransford
Cratfield
Creeting
Creeting St Mary
Creeting St Olave
Creeting St Peter
Cretingham
Culford
Culpho

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D
Dalham
Dallinghoe
Darmsden
Darsham
Debach
Debenham
Denardiston
Denham By Eye
Denham Near Bury
Dennington
Depden
Downham Santon
Drinkstone
Dunwich

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E
Earl Soham
Earl Stonham
East Bergholt
Easton
Easton Bavents
Edwardstone
Ellough
Elmsett
Elmswell
Elveden
Eriswell
Erwarton
Euston
Exning
Eye
Eyke

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F
Fakenham Magna
Falkenham
Farnham
Felixstowe
Felsham
Finningham
Flempton
Flixton
Flixton By Bungay
Flowton
Fornham All Saints
Fornham St Genevieve
Fornham St Martin
Foxhall
Framlingham
Framsden
Freckenham
Fressingfield
Freston
Friston
Fritton
Frostenden

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G
Gazeley
Gedding
Gisleham
Gislingham
Glemsford
Gorleston
Gosbeck
Great and Little Wenham
Great and Little Whelnetham
Great and Little Wratting
Great Ashfield
Great Barton
Great Bealings
Great Blakenham
Great Bradley
Great Bricett
Great Cornard
Great Fakenham
Great Finborough
Great Glemham
Great Saxham
Great Thurlow
Great Wadlingfield
Great Welnetham
Great Wenham
Great Wratting
Groton
Grundisburgh
Gunton

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H
Hacheston
Hadleigh
Halesworth
Hargrave
Harkstead
Harleston
Hartest
Hasketon
Haughley
Haverhill
Hawkedon
Hawstead
Hazlewood
Helmingham
Hemingstone
Hemley
Hengrave
Henley
Henstead
Hepworth
Herringfleet
Herringswell
Hessett
Heveningham
Higham
Hinderclay
Hintlesham
Hitcham
Holbrook
Hollesley
Holton By Halesworth
Holton St Mary
Homersfield
Honington
Hopton
Hopton By Lowestoft
Horham
Horningsheath
Hoxne
Hundon
Hunston
Huntingfield

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I
Icklingham
Ickworth
Iken
Ilketshall St Andrew
Ilketshall St John
Ilketshall St Lawrence
Ilketshall St Margaret
Ingham
Ipswich
Ixworth

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K
Kedington
Kelsale
Kentford
Kenton
Kersey
Kesgrave
Kessingland
Kettlebaston
Kettleburgh
Kirkley
Kirton
Knettishall
Knodishall

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L
Lackford
Lakenheath
Langham
Lavenham
Lawshall
Laxfield
Layham
Leiston
Letheringham
Levington
Lidgate
Lindsey
Linstead Magna
Linstead Parva
Little Bealings
Little Blakenham
Little Bradley
Little Bricett
Little Cornard
Little Finborough
Little Glemham
Little Saxham
Little Stonham
Little Thurlow
Little Waldingfield
Little Welnetham
Little Wratting
Livermere Magna
Livermere Parva
Long Melford
Lound
Lowestoft
Lowestoft St Margarets

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M
Marlesford
Martlesham
Melford Long
Mellis
Melton
Mendham
Mendlesham
Metfield
Mettingham
Mickfield
Middleton
Milden
Mildenhall
Monewden
Monk Soham
Monks Eleigh
Moulton
Mutford

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N
Nacton
Naughton
Nayland
Nedging
Needham Market
Nettlestead
Newbourn
Newmarket
Newton Near Sudbury
North Cove
North Elmham
Norton
Nowton

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O
Oakley
Occold
Offton
Old Newton
Onehouse
Orford
Otley
Oulton
Ousden

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P
Pakefield
Pakenham
Palgrave
Parham
Peasenhall
Pettaugh
Pettistree
Playford
Polstead
Poslingford
Preston

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R
Ramsholt
Rattlesden
Raydon
Redgrave
Redisham
Redlingfield
Reed
Rendham
Rendlesham
Reydon
Rickinghall Inferior
Rickinghall Superior
Ringsfield
Ringshall
Risby
Rishangles
Rougham
Rumburgh
Rushbrooke
Rushford with Snarehill
Rushmere
Rushmere Near Ipswich

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S
Sandcroft
Santon Downham
Sapiston
Saxmundham
Saxstead
Semer
Shadingfield
Shelland
Shelley
Shimpling
Shipmeadow
Shotley
Shottisham
Sibton
Snape
Somerleyton
Somersham
Somerton
Sotherton
Sotterley
South Cove
South Elmham
Southolt
Southtown
Southwold
Spexhall
Sproughton
Saint John Baptist Stanton
Saint Mary Bures
Saint Mary Capel
Stanningfield
Stansfield
Stanstead
Stanton All Saints
Sternfield
Stoke Ash
Stoke by Clare
Stoke by Nayland
Stoneham Aspall
Stoven
Stow Upland
Stowlangtoft
Stowmarket
Stradbroke
Stradishall
Stratford Saint Andrew
Stratford Saint Mary
Stuston
Stutton
Sudbourne
Sudbury
Sudbury St Peters
Sutton
Swefling
Swilland
Syleham

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T
Tannington
Tattingstone
Theberton
Thelnetham
Thetford
Thorington
Thorndon All Saints
Thornham Magna
Thornham Parva
Thorpe by Ixworth
Thorpe Morieux
Thrandeston
Thurlton
Thurston
Thwaite St George
Timworth
Tostock
Trimley St Martin
Trimley St Mary
Troston
Tuddenham St Martin
Tuddenham St Mary
Tunstall

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U
Ubbeston
Ufford
Uggeshall

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W
Walberswick
Waldringfield
Walpole
Walsham le Willows
Walton
Wangford
Wangford Near Southwold
Wantisden
Washbrook
Wattisfield
Wattisham
Wenhaston
West Stow
Westerfield
Westhall
Westhorpe
Westleton
Westley
Weston
Weston Coney
Weston Market
Wetherden
Wetheringsett
Weybread
Whatfield
Whepstead
Wherstead
Whitton cum Thurlston
Whixoe
Wickham Brook
Wickham Market
Wickham Skeith
Wickhambrook
Wilby
Willingham
Willisham
Wingfield
Winston
Wissett
Wissington
Withersdale
Withersfield
Witnesham
Witton Cum Thurleston
Woodbridge
Woolpit
Woolverstone
Wordwell
Worlingham
Worlington
Worlingworth
Wortham
Wrentham
Wyverstone

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Y
Yaxley
Yoxford

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