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Norfolk: West Bilney

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West Bilney is about 7 miles S.E. of King's Lynn.
See also East Bilney.

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church Directories

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages 1562-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 10.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), West Bilney was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

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Description and Travel

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Directories

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Historical Geography

West Bilney is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.

Land and Property

Drainage
See East Winch.

Maps

Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
18011022135
18111225168
18213030193
18311742236
184149--298
185150--304
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
186150--253
18715050242
18814545223
18914949223
19014142178
1911--43192

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1861 Census
"The decrease of population in Castle-Acre and West Bilney parishes is attributed to the fact that the return for 1851 included labourers temporarily employed on railway works."

Voting Registers

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January 2009