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Norfolk: Wilby

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Wilby is about 8 miles N.W. of Diss.
See also Filby.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Minister,services, etc.
Cotton, Simon and Tricker, Roy.
St Mary the Virgin, Eccles and All Saints', Wilby.
[Norfolk Churches Trust, 1970s]

Church Records

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 1902 (and for the censuses of 1851 to 1901), Wilby was in Guiltcross Registration District.

This district was abolished on 1st April 1902 and, from then until 1930, Wilby was in Wayland Registration District for civil registration.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Wilby is in Shropham hundred.

Land and Property

Manning, Charles Robertson
Three Old Halls in Norfolk.
Lovell's Hall at Terrington St Clement, Thelveton Hall, Wilby Old Hall, and the families of Upwood, Havers and Wilton.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.11, 1892]


Street map of Eccles, Quidenham and Wilby
Roads, buildings, etc.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Guiltcross 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


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
18011218  95
18111317  97
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
186123--  98
18812222  86
19012323  95

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
"GUILTCROSS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes of this District is attributed partly to the migration of labourers to towns and manufacturing districts. In some parishes it has also been consequent upon the failure of hand-loom hemp-cloth weaving."

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September 2009