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Norfolk: Colby

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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

Colby is about 3 miles N.E. of Aylsham.
The name may also be spelled Coleby.

Cemeteries

See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Giles
Description and pictures.
Church of St Giles
Services, etc.
Bestelink William
A Short Guide to the Church of St Giles, Colby.
[North Walsham, 1985]
Hall, Bryan
The Felmingham group of parishes, brief historical notes on the churches of Felmingham, Suffield, Colby, Banningham and Tuttington.
[Felmingham, The Churches, 1977]

Colby Wesleyan Reform Church
Picture, services, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1684-1812, Marriages 1684-1812 and Burials 1684-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Colby with Banningham Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, etc.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Colby is in South Erpingham hundred.

Land and Property

Inclosure
See Erpingham
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Aylsham Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

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
18013248217
18114255238
18214958267
18316466304
184167--346
185169--336
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
186162--269
18716464251
18815759241
18916060276
19016262310
1911--64285

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 Colby, Scottow, and Marsham parishes is attributed to migration".

Schools

Colby School
Picture of the school.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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August 2009