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Status: Ancient Parish
Parish church: St. Ethelbert
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1538
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1698
Parishes adjacent to Falkenham
- Trimley St Martin
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.
Family History Links
Civil Registration District: Woodbridge
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk
Rural Deanery: Colneis
Poor Law Union: Woodbridge