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Phillimore's Marriage Registers

"Phillimore's Marriage Registers" is a series of books published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by Phillimore and Co. The books themselves are usually only found in libraries, but they are now available on CD and some are online. They exist for about 30 counties and there are 12 volumes for Norfolk, covering 127 parishes, which is about 17% of the total. The dates for each parish depend on the surviving registers, and there may be gaps.

Volumes 4, 5 and 7 are online - see below.

The volumes contain transcriptions of marriage registers for several parishes, with each entry being in a standard form, for example (using fictitious people):

John Smith & Mary Mason ... 19 Aug 1703

As with any transcription, it is advisable to check the original parish register, where there may also be additional information.

There is an index to Phillimore's Marriage Registers, but it is not a surname index. Instead it shows in which volumes a parish appears. This covers all the counties for which volumes were published, not only Norfolk.

Bryant Rosier, M.E. (compiler)
Index to Parishes in Phillimore's Marriages.
[ISBN 095114653X, Huntingdon, Family Tree Magazine, 1988]

The volumes for Norfolk are shown below. Note that although some volumes contain parishes grouped together by location, others do not. For example, volume 1 contains parishes which are far apart, such as Acle and Narborough. Some parishes may appear in more than one volume, such as Castle Acre, or twice in one volume, such as Oby.

Volume 1
Acle (1664-1812), Braydeston (1623-1812), Brundall (1563-1812), Burlingham St Andrew (1540-1812), Burlingham St Peter (1560-1812), Calthorpe (1558-1812), Castle Acre (1710-1812, see also vol.5), Hemblington (1564-1812), Ingworth (1559-1812), Langley (1695-1812), East Lexham (1541-1812), Narborough (1558-1812), Southacre (1576-1812), Strumpshaw (1562-1812), Upton (1558-1812), Witton by Blofield (1582-1812).
[Phillimore and Co., 1899]
 
Volume 2
Babingley (1662-1812), Bawsey (1539-1771, see also vol.10), Chedgrave (1550-1812), Great Dunham (1538-1812), Heacham (1558-1812), Holkham (1542-1812), Litcham (1555-1812, see also vol.10), Narford (1559-1812), Sandringham (1561-1812), Snettisham (1682-1812), Wolverton (1653-1812).
[Phillimore and Co., 1900]
 
Volume 3
West Beckham (1689-1836), Booton (1560-1812), Great Cressingham (1557-1812), Horstead (1558-1812), Langham (1695-1812), Mundesley (1724-1812), Norwich St. Mary Coslany (1557-1812), Ranworth (1559-1812), Woodbastwick with Panxworth (1561-1813).
[Phillimore and Co., 1907]
 
Volume 4
Barton Turf (1558-1812), Bedingham (1561-1812), Burnham Sutton with Burnham Ulph (1653-1837), Carleton Rode (1560-1812), Gresham (1690-1812), Hedenham (1559-1812), Hickling (1657-1812), Weeting (1558-1812).
[Phillimore and Co., 1909]
 
Volume 5
Castle Acre (1600-1707, see also vol.1), Cringleford (1561-1837), Ditchingham (1559-1812), Fring (1700-1812), Holme next the Sea (1705-1812), Holme Hale (1539-1837), Mautby (1663-1834), West Newton (1561-1837), Runham (1538-1812), Stokesby with Herringby (1560-1812), Thrigby (1539-1812), Thwaite St. Mary (1539-1837), Topcroft (1557-1813), Woodton (1538-1812).
[Phillimore and Co., 1910]
 
Volume 6
East Barsham (1658-1837), North Barsham (1557-1837), West Barsham (1813-1837), Fakenham (1719-1837), Sculthorpe (1561-1837), Great Snoring (1560-1837), Little Snoring (1559-1837), Tatterford (1561-1837), Tattersett (1755-1837), Thursford (1692-1837), Toftrees (1754-1837).
[Phillimore and Co., 1912]
 
Volume 7
Billockby (1561-1748), Burgh St. Margaret (1813-1837), Caister-on-Sea (1563-1837), Filby (1561-1837), Hemsby (1556-1837), Oby (1563-1718), Ormesby St. Margaret (1601-1837), Ormesby St. Michael (1591-1837), West Somerton (1737-1837), Thurne with Oby and Ashby (1559-1837), Winterton with East Somerton (1747-1837).
[Phillimore and Co., 1912]
 
Volume 8
South Creake (1550-1837), Dunton-cum-Doughton (1784-1837), Helhoughton (1539-1837), Horningtoft (1539-1837), Little Massingham (1559-1837), East Rudham (1562-1837, with protestation roll for 1641/2), West Rudham (1565-1837), Shereford (1722-1837), Syderstone (1585-1837), Waterden (1743-1812), Whissonsett (1700-1837).
[Phillimore and Co., 1914]
 
Volume 9
Castle Rising (1573-1837), Congham (1581-1837), Flitcham (1755-1837), Gaywood (1653-1837), Grimston (1552-1837), Hillington (1695-1837), Roydon (1721-1837), North Wootton (1655-1837), South Wootton (1556-1837).
[Phillimore and Co., 1914]
 
Volume 10
Ashwicken with Leziate (1717-1837), Bawsey (corrections, see also vol.2), West Bilney (1562-1837), Gayton (1702-1837), Gayton Thorpe (1575-1837), Litcham (corrections, see also vol.2), Great Massingham (1564-1837), Middleton (1560-1839), Pentney (1731-1837), East Walton (1560-1837), Westacre (1665-1837), East Winch (1690-1837).
[Phillimore and Co., 1916]
 
Volume 11
East Rainham (1601-1837), South Rainham (1601-1837), West Rainham (1538-1764), North Runcton (1563-1837), Swaffham (1559-1837).
[Phillimore and Co., 1926]
 
Volume 12
Anmer (1600-1837), Bagthorpe (1562-1837), Bircham Newton (1562-1837), Bircham St. Mary (1669-1837), Bircham Tofts (1698-1837), Dersingham (1653-1837), Docking with Southmere (1558-1837), Ingoldisthorpe (1754-1837), Sedgeford (1560-1837), Shernborne (1755-1838), Stanhoe with Barwick (1567-1837).
[Phillimore and Co., 1936]

See also Norfolk Church Records.

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February 2013