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Norfolk: Ryston

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Ryston is about 12 miles S. of King's Lynn.
With Roxham, it is usually known as Ryston with Roxham and Ryston cum Roxham.
The name may also be spelled Riston.
It is also known as West Ryston and West Riston.
See also Roxham, Briston and Griston.

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 St Michael
Transcriptions of memorials in the church and churchyard.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Church of St Michael
Transcriptions and photographs of memorials.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Michael
Services, etc.
Church of St Michael
Description and pictures.
Church of St Michael
Services, etc.
Church Bells
Church Bells, as described in 1874.

Church Records

Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
Ryston cum Roxham Parish Registers, 1687-1837; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1986]
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Marriages
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), Ryston was in Downham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Ryston 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 Ryston and Roxham
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

See 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
18013331
18113319
18214425
18313326
18417--40
18517--40
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
18616--29
18716636
18817735
18918846
19018829
1911--927

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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April 2016