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Norfolk: Hilgay

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Hilgay is about 14 miles S. of King's Lynn.
It includes the hamlet of Ten Mile Bank.

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.

Church of All Saints
Memorials in the church and churchyard, and Hilgay War Memorial
This is a link to an archived copy.
Church of All Saints
Transcriptions and photographs of memorials.
 
Church of St Mark at Ten Mile Bank
Memorials in the churchyard.
This is a link to an archived copy.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Church Bells
Church Bells, as described in 1874.
 
Church of St Mark at Ten Mile Bank
Services, etc.
Church of St Mark at Ten Mile Bank
Description and picture.
 
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
 
Primitive Methodist Church
Description, picture and map.
Primitive Methodist Church at Ten Mile Bank
Description, picture and map.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880 at the Church of All Saints
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1861-1866 at the Iron Church
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Hilgay was in Downham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Hilgay and Ten Mile Bank Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
Hilgay
Description and pictures.
Pictures of Hilgay
Old postcards and new photographs.
Bullen, Mike
Around Downham Market.
Photographs of Downham Market, Denver, Hilgay and Southery.
[ISBN 1845881115, Nonsuch Publishing, Pocket Images Series, 2005]
Ten Mile Bank
News, events, description, history, pictures, parish council, etc.
 
Hilgay Ely Road Smock Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Hilgay Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Hilgay Steam Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Ten Mile Bank Smock Mill
Description and history.
Hilgay Station Signalman's Box
Great Eastern Railway.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Hilgay 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 Hilgay and Ten Mile Bank
and other parishes near Downham Market.
Arnell, Leslie; and Arnell, Brenda
A Brief History of Hilgay.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1983]
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

Beechey, Rev. St. Vincent
The history of a lost deed: executed by Sir John Wray, 1656, whereby certain lands which have been 200 years in possession of Hilgay parish church were conveyed to the poor of Hilgay.
[London, Skeffington and Son, 1888]
Great Britain: Statute
Hilgay Drainage Act, 1831.
An act for more effectually draining certain fen lands and wet grounds called the Great West Fen, in the parish of Hilgay: 30th March 1831.
[London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1831]
Great Britain: Statute
Hilgay Great West Fen Drainage Act, 1854.
An act for more effectually draining certain fen lands and wet grounds called the Great West Fen, in the parish of Hilgay: 24th July 1854.
[London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1854]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

War Memorial at Hilgay
World Wars 1 and 2.
Scroll down to the end of the transcription.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Roll of Honour at Ten Mile Bank
World War 1.
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
1801  85143  759
1811130159  833
1821190199  968
18312202301176
1841302---1515
1851360---1710
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861365---1624
18713814191822
18813723981684
18913383421491
19013313371448
1911---3581590

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 Hilgay parish and Welney Chapelry is mainly attributed to emigration, and the introduction of machinery for agricultural purposes."
1891 Census
"Including Ten Mile Bank."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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March 2016