Parish register transcriptions from Suffolk parish registers for baptisms, marriages and burials, alphabetical in pdf format, as well as links to memorial inscriptions etc. The transcriptions can also be found searching on FreeREG. Registers have been transcribed from microfiche of original registers, obtained from Ipswich Record Office. Note this page also includes links to transcriptions held online elsewhere eg printed books.

The Suffolk Family History Society has many transcriptions for sale as CDs or downloads in their shop – and many of their transcriptions are available on Findmypast. See my blog post explaining coverage for those transcriptions.

Memorial inscriptions in Suffolk churches and churchyards were compiled late 1800s-early 1900s and published in The East Anglian. Some are full transcriptions, whereas others are surname lists only.

Cemeteries and non-conformist burial grounds in Suffolk, published in The East Anglian, 1909: main list, supplement

Names from Suffolk records published in The East Anglian:

Babergh Hundred

Bosmere and Claydon Hundred

  • Barking 1562 onwards in progress
  • Claydon – parish register extracts and memorial inscriptions inside the church
  • Stonham Aspal – earliest entries, 1541-1557, published in The East Anglian: part one, part two

Blackbourn Hundred

Blything Hundred

Carlford Hundred

Cosford Hundred

  • Boxford 1674-1760 and churchwardens’ accounts

Hartismere Hundred

Hoxne Hundred


  • St Margaret – memorial inscriptions, early registers, and Edgar and Withypoll families
  • St Mary at the Quay – memorial inscriptions inside the church and the Mann family
  • St Mary-le-Tower – memorial inscriptions inside the church and replaced brasses
  • St Nicholas 1539-1710 and memorial inscriptions

Plomesgate Hundred

  • Bruisyard – notes on the church and its documents
  • Orford – some 1600s marriage licences and memorial inscriptions inside the church

Samford Hundred

  • Belstead 1539 onwards in progress, and surnames in churchyard
  • East Bergholt 1682-1824, 1892-1900, memorial inscriptions
  • Holbrook 1721-1812 and memorial inscriptions inside church
  • Holton St Mary 1568-1814, memorial inscriptions inside church and surnames in churchyard
  • Shotley 1571-1850 and surnames in churchyard
  • Washbrook 1559 onwards in progress, memorial inscriptions inside church

Thedwastre Hundred

Thingoe Hundred

Wangford Hundred

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