Acton All Saints

Transcribed from duplifiche of registers held at Ipswich Record Office in Suffolk. Entries are indexed alphabetically by surnames. They can also be search for at FreeREG.


  • The earliest surviving entries are from Register Bills, which have very patch coverage. See full information on what is and isn’t included.
  • Baptisms and burials 1791 to 1799 may be incomplete as they were copied into the register from the bills indicted.
  • For a few years from 1813, everyone marrying by banns has “by consent of friends” or “by consent of parents” entered in the register. Usually, “by consent of…” is used to indicate who consented to the marriage of a minor, but in the case of Acton, it would seem that this was the work of an over-zealous vicar, so that couples of all ages have “by consent of…” included in their marriage entry.
  • There are notes in the registers I transcribed which were made during the Jennens v Jennens Chancery case, which Charles Dickens based the Jarndyce v Jarndyce case on in Bleak House. You can see the burial of William Jennens, the Acton miser, in the transcriptions. The case was finally abandoned over one hundred years after Jennens’ death because his considerable estate was exhausted.





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Note: Groom abodes and marital status in groom list only, and brides vice versa.


Marriages for 1837-1861 can be searched for at FreeREG. The marriages contain a lot of information, so it is very time-consuming to create legible, logical spreadsheets for them. I might include a surname index at some point, rather than the full transcriptions.