“Here To be born & die of rich & poor makes all the history.”
From West Bergholt’s parish register, 1771-1812, after Pope.


Essex and Suffolk Surnames is a genealogy and local history website, bringing you transcriptions of parish registers and other historical documents, stories about families and interesting people, and hints and tips for research. If you need help with your family tree, I also run a Research and Transcription Service.

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Helen Barrell 2014-2020