Falkenham, Suffolk Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Ethelbert

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1698

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Falkenham

  • Trimley St Martin
  • Walton
  • Ramsholt
  • Kirton
  • Bawdsey
  • Felixstowe

Historical Descriptions of Falkenham

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FALKENHAM, a parish in Woodbridge district, Suffolk; on the W side of the estuary of the Deben, 6½ miles SSE of Bealings r. station, and 8 S of Woodbridge. Post town, Kirton, under Ipswich. Acres, 1,958; of which 200 are water. Real property, £2,791. Pop., 270. Houses, 59. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value £291. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a brick building. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £25.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Falkenham (St. Ethelbert), a parish, in the union of Woodbridge, hundred of Colneis, E. division of Suffolk, 11 miles (E. S. E.) from Ipswich; containing 290 inhabitants. It is bounded on the north-east by the river Deben, which is navigable to Woodbridge; and comprises about 1400 acres. The living is a discharged vicarage, endowed with all tithes except those of barley, valued in the king's books at £7. 11. 3., and in the patronage of the Crown: the impropriate tithes have been commuted for £75, and the vicarial for £370; the glebe comprises 23 acres. There is a dissenters' meeting-house; and a small bequest has been made to the poor, for coal.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland Gorton 1833

Falkinham, co. Suffolk.

P. T. Ipswich (69) 8½ m. SE b E. Pop. 283.

A parish in the hundred of Colneis; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry of Suffolk and diocese of Norwich; valued in K. B. 7l. 11s. 3d.; church ded. to St. Ethelbert; patron, the Lord Chancellor.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

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County: Suffolk
Civil Registration District: Woodbridge
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk
Diocese: Norwich
Rural Deanery: Colneis
Poor Law Union: Woodbridge
Hundred: Colneis
Province: Canterbury