Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L.,
G. H. HOLLEY, B.A.,
Vicar of Runham.
Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., Ltd.,
124, Chancery Lane.
[Phillimore's Parish Register Series,
Vol. CLXXIX (Norfolk, Vol. VII)
This volume of the Norfolk Series, like the
last, contains the Marriage Registers of
eleven parishes, though in the Flegg
Hundreds instead of the Fakenham district.
The abstracts have all been made by the
Rev. G. H. Holley. Thanks are due
to the Incumbents for kind permission to
transcribe. Their names are mentioned
under the respective parishes.
The large proportion of parishes in Norfolk which have
lost one or more volumes of their Registers
within recent times, as revealed in both
this volume and the last (see the headnotes
to the various parishes), emphasises the
importance of getting these records into
print before many more have disappeared.
It has not been thought needful to print the entries
verbatim. They are reduced to a common
form, and the following contractions have
been freely used :
co.= in the county of
lic.= marriage licence
of the parish of
dioc.= in the diocese of.
It must be borne in mind that the
existing early Registers are themselves
but transcripts, made, under the order
of Elizabeth in 1597, from the original
It should be remembered that previous to 1752 the year
was calculated as beginning on the 25th
of March, instead of the 1st of January,
so that a Marriage taking place on, say
20th February, 1625,
would be on that date in 1626 according
to our reckoning ; but as the civil and
ecclesiastical year were both used, this
is sometimes expressed by 20th February,
In all cases where the marriage is stated to have taken
place by licence, that fact is recorded,
as the searcher thereby knows that
further information as to age,
parentage, and vocation of the parties
is probably recoverable from the
Allegations in the Archdeaconry or other
office from which the licence issued.
The Editors will gladly welcome help in the work of
transcribing the Registers. It is
only by volunteer assistance that it
becomes feasible to issue this series of
Parish Registers, and subscribers will
greatly aid if they will take every
opportunity of making known the
existence of this series. It
should then be possible, as in other
counties, to issue two volumes yearly.
W. P. W. P.
G. H. H.
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