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Norfolk: Fordham

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Fordham is about 14 miles S. of King's Lynn.

Cemeteries

Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Langley, Stan L.; and Shingles, Derek
Memorial Inscriptions: Church of St Mary, Fordham, Norfolk.
[Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, West Norfolk Branch, 1991]
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Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Farrow, Charles W.; and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
Fordham Parish Registers, 1576-1837; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1986]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
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), Fordham was in Downham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Pictures of Fordham
Old postcards and new photographs.
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Directories

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Historical Geography

Fordham is in Clackclose Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Clackclose Hundred
Description of Clackclose Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

History

Description, history, people, pictures, etc, of Fordham
and other parishes near Downham Market.
Shaw, Christopher
Fordham, Hilgay and Ten Mile Bank, Little Ouse, Ryston and Roxham, Southery: a brief history for local and family historians.
[Spindrift Print and Publishing, Series: Downham Market and around: Book 1, 2009]

Land and Property

Drainage Acts
See Stoke Ferry
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour for Denver, including Fordham, Ryston, Roxham and Bexwell.
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

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
18011722111
18112323134
18212627136
18312828133
184133--219
185136--215
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
186135--211
18714044209
18814142180
18914243210
19013940192
1911--44215

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.

Voting Registers

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March 2016