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Setchey is about 4 miles S. of King's Lynn.
It is also known as Setch and as Setchey Magna.


Langley, Stan L.
Memorial Inscriptions for St Mary's Church, Setchey, King's Lynn, Norfolk.
[Norfolk FHS, West Norfolk Branch, 1989]
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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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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), Setchey was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Setchey is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.


Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Freebridge Lynn Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


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
Families Population
1801  917110
1811  918  88
18211717  94
18311718  95
185120--  96
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
186120--  91
18712121  99
19012121  89
1911--22  87

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.

1841 and 1851 Censuses
"Setchey is ecclesiastically connected with North Runcton."

Voting Registers

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January 2009