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Norfolk: Walsoken

For more information about this parish see Norfolk Parish Links.
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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

Walsoken is about 10 miles S.W. of King's Lynn.
See also Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.

Cemeteries

Fenland Family History Society
Walsoken All Saints and the Parochial Cemetery.
Memorial Inscriptions.
Rye, Walter
Monumental Inscriptions in the Marshland Churches, Norfolk.
From notes made by Thomas Martin (1697-1771).
The parishes included are: Terrington St Clement, Terrington St John, Tilney All Saints, Tilney St Lawrence, Walpole St Andrew, Walpole St Peter, Walsoken, and West Walton.
[Norwich, printed for the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, 1886]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description, history, services, newsletter, pictures, etc.
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, minister, picture, etc.
Various authors
The Fen and Marshland Churches: a series of photographs, with short historical and architectural descriptive notes.
This includes Elm, Ely, Leverington, Thorney, Whittlesey and Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, and Emneth, King's Lynn St Margaret and St Nicholas, Outwell, Terrington St. Clement, Terrington St. John, Tilney All Saints, Upwell, Walpole St Peter, Walsoken and West Walton in Norfolk.
[Wisbech, Leach and Son, second series, 1880?]

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Fenland Family History Society
Baptisms 1850-1966 and marriages 1868-1996, with images of the original parish registers.
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), Walsoken was in Wisbech Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Walsoken Smock Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Walsoken is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.

Land and Property

Statement of Claims and Enclosure, 1796
See Walpole St Peter
Great Britain: Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: Walsoken.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1820.
[1820]
Great Britain: Statute
Walsoken Inclosure Act, 1820.
An act for dividing, allotting and inclosing the commons and waste lands in the parish of Walsoken, in the county of Norfolk, 8th July 1820.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1820]

Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Wisbech Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

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----  705
1811180191  845
18212562661240
18314324341856
1841587--2562
1851640--2740
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861665--2683
18717077162911
18816746912697
18916796992771
19018218213250
1911--9623898

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.

1801, 1841, 1851 and 1861 Censuses
The figures are from the population tables for Cambridgeshire.
1891, 1901 and 1911 Censuses
Including Walsoken Hungate.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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March 2010