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Norfolk: Thompson

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Thompson is about 8 miles N.N.E. of Thetford.
The name may also be spelled Thomson.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Martin
Description and pictures.
Church of St Martin
Services, etc.

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), Thompson was in Wayland Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Description, pictures, parish council, etc.
Thompson Post Mill
Description and picture.
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Historical Geography

Thompson is in Wayland hundred.


Crabbe, George
Some materials for a history of the parish of Thompson in the county of Norfolk; edited by Augustus Jessopp.
Includes pedigrees of the Shardelow, Knevett, Futter, Tooke, Botetourt, Manning, Spring, De Gray, Barker and D'Eye families.
[Norwich, Goose, 1892]


Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Wayland Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.

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
180146  80383
181177  81366
182178  80427
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
188183  83360
189188  88358
190179  79306
1911--  81289

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.

1901 Census
"Including Pockthorpe."


Tyler, Bronwen
A short history of Thompson School.
[Thompson, Friends of Thompson School, 1989]

Voting Registers

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November 2009