Stoke-by-Nayland c.1810-11 John Constable 1776-1837 Bequeathed by Henry Vaughan 1900. CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported). Photo © Tate

Transcriptions from 1558 to follow. You can search them on FreeREG.


  • Burials: No burials Feb to Aug 1581, perhaps missing. No burials for 1607.
  • No baptisms September 1605 to March 1605/6.
  • End of March 1603, “The sicknes About this time began.” And at the end of September 1604: “The plague began.” Then at the end of July 1605, “Here blessed be god ended the mortalities of the plague.”
  • 2 Dec 1603, burial: “Thomas Poulterer, servant to the Right honourable Lord Windsor who by chance fell into the towne well & soe was slaine.”