Nayland Genealogical Records

Nayland Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Nayland Baptism Registers (1557-1900)

Baptism registers are the primary source for birth documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date a child was baptised, their parent's names, occupations, residence and more.

FreeBMD Births (1837-1957)

An index to births registered at the central authority for England & Wales. The index provides the area where the birth was registered, mother's maiden name from September 1911 and a reference to order a birth certificate.

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Birth Notices from The Times (1983-2003)

An index to over 100,000 birth and christening notices from The London Times.

Nayland Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Nayland Marriage Registers (1813-1837)

An index to marriages in Nayland listing the date of marriage and the names of the bride and groom.

Nayland Marriage Registers (1558-1812)

An index to marriages in Nayland from 1558 to 1812, listing the date of marriage and the names of the bride and groom.

Sudbury Archdeaconry Marriage Licences (1815-1839)

Abstracts of marriage licences from the Sudbury Archdeaconry. These records may contain more details than marriage registers, including occupations, ages and parents' names.

Sudbury Archdeaconry Marriage Licences (1782-1814)

Abstracts of marriage licences from the Sudbury Archdeaconry. These records may contain more details than marriage registers, including occupations, ages and parents' names.

Nayland Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Nayland Burial Registers (1558-1812)

Records of burial for people buried at Nayland between 1558 and 1812. Details include the deceased's name, residence and age. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

St Stephen, Nayland Burial Records (1558-1900)

Burial records covering those buried at St Stephen, Nayland_. This resource is an index and may not include all the details that were recorded in the burial registers from which they were extracted.

Independent, Nayland Burial Records (1786-1873)

An index to burials recorded in the registers of an Independent church. The index contains the name of the deceased, the date of their burial and their age where available.

Suffolk Quaker Burials (1813-1837)

An index to burials recorded at Quaker meetings. The records contain the name of the deceased, the date they were buried and their age.

Nayland Church Records

Nayland Parish Registers (1557-1900)

The parish registers of Nayland are a collection of books essentially documenting births, marriages and deaths. Their records can assist tracing a family as far back as 1557.

Suffolk Church Histories (1000-Present)

Histories of Suffolk's parish churches, illustrated with a plethora of photographs.

Norfolk Church Histories (1000-Present)

Histories of Norfolk's parish churches, illustrated with a plethora of photographs.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

British Church Albums (1990-Present)

Photographs of churches of all denominations throughout England and part of Wales.

Nayland Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Suffolk Hearth Tax Returns (1674)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Suffolk Hearth Tax Returns (1674)

A list of Suffolk householders and the number of hearths they possessed.

Suffolk Subsidy Returns (1568)

A list of taxes paid by heads of households.

Suffolk Subsidy Returns (1524)

A list of taxes paid by heads of households.

Nayland Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Sudbury Archdeaconry Will Transcripts (1630-1638)

Full transcriptions of around 1,400 17th century wills from the Archdeaconry of Sudbury in Suffolk. Contains an index of all the people and places mentioned in the wills.

Sudbury Archdeaconry Will Transcripts (1439-1474)

Full transcriptions of several hundred early wills from the Archdeaconry of Sudbury in Suffolk.

Suffolk Testator Indices (1847-1857)

An index to over 10,000 names occurring in Suffolk wills.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Nayland

Chelmsford Chronicle (1783-1950)

A local newspaper including news from the Chelmsford district, business notices, family announcements, legal & governmental proceedings, advertisements and more.

Ipswich Journal, The (1748-1900)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Ipswich area. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

Ipswich Journal (1720-1800)

A local paper including news from the Ipswich area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

Bury and Norwich Post (1801-1900)

A regional newspaper covering news and events in Norfolk and Suffolk. The newspaper contains numerous notices and articles useful to family historians, such as notices of birth, marriage and death.

The Colchester Gazette and General Advertiser (1814-1817)

A newspaper covering Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. Around 50% of issues from 1814-1817. Original images, searchable by an OCR index.

Nayland Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Nayland Cemeteries

Suffolk Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Suffolk's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Nayland Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Suffolk (1938)

A directory of settlements in Suffolk detailing their history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents.

Kelly's Directory of Suffolk (1925-1926)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Suffolk (1916)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Suffolk (1912)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Suffolk (1900)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

England & Wales Criminal Registers (1791-1892)

This collection lists brief details on 1.55 million criminal cases in England and Wales between 1791 and 1892. Its primary use is to locate specific legal records, which may give further details on the crime and the accused. Details may include the accused's age, nature of crime, location of trial and sentence. Early records can contain a place of birth.

Nayland Taxation Records

Suffolk Hearth Tax Returns (1674)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Suffolk Hearth Tax Returns (1674)

A list of Suffolk householders and the number of hearths they possessed.

Suffolk Subsidy Returns (1568)

A list of taxes paid by heads of households.

Suffolk Subsidy Returns (1524)

A list of taxes paid by heads of households.

Suffolk Subsidy Returns (1327)

A tax list of wealthier Lancashire residents.

Nayland Land & Property Records

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Return of Owners of Land England (1873)

A list of landowners in England giving their primary residence, extent of their land and estimated yearly rental.

Nayland Occupation & Business Records

Smuggling on the East Coast (1600-1892)

An introduction to smuggling on the east coast of England, with details of the act in various regions.

South England Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the south of England.

Lost Pubs of Suffolk (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

UK Medical Registers (1859-1959)

Books listing doctors who were licensed to operate in Britain and abroad. Contains doctor's residencies, qualification and date of registration.

Nayland School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Nayland

Victoria County History: Suffolk (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Nayland Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Suffolk (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Suffolk Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Suffolk's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Nayland Military Records

History of the Suffolk Regiment (1685-1959)

An introductory history to an infantry regiment of the line in the British Army.

A Suffolk Regiment Calendar (1685-1962)

A calendar that lists most of the important dates in the history of the Regiment.

Suffolk WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Suffolk, with some service details.

Suffolk WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Suffolk, with some service details.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

Nayland Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Nayland Histories & Books

Victoria County History: Suffolk (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Suckling's History and Antiquities of Suffolk (1066-1846)

Describes the parishes in the three hundreds of Wangford, Mutford and Lothingland, in the north-east of the county.

Suffolk Church Histories (1000-Present)

Histories of Suffolk's parish churches, illustrated with a plethora of photographs.

Norfolk Church Histories (1000-Present)

Histories of Norfolk's parish churches, illustrated with a plethora of photographs.

Handbook: Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk & Cambridgeshire (1892)

A traveller's guide to four Southern counties.

Biographical Directories Covering Nayland

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Nayland Maps

Essex and Suffolk Maps (1360-1910)

A collection of maps plotting the counties of Essex and Suffolk, and some of their settlements.

Maps of Suffolk (1607-1886)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Ordnance Survey One-inch to the Mile Maps (1945-1947)

High-quality digital reproductions of maps plotting, settlements, roads, natural features and other features in England & Wales.

Nayland Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Nayland Information

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Historical Description

Neyland, a market-town, situated in a vale on the north side of the river Stour, over which is a large brick bridge of one arch. In the centre of the town is a large and handsome church; which has a nave, and two aisles, and a good steeple, with a spire. It was new pewed in the year 1789, and an excellent organt erected about the same time: here are many marble monuments of clothiers, interred in former ages, that are richly inlaid with brass. The woollen manufacture has however been long on the decline, and only some; yarn made for the manufacture of crape and bombazeen at Norwich.

Neyland is an appendage to Stoke (justa Neyland), the mother church, being only a chapel of ease to it, though it; contains many more houses than Stoke.

The market-day is on Friday; but it is not much attended. The town is situated fifty-seven miles from London, and contained, according to the late population act, 154 houses and 881 inhabitants, viz. 410 males and 471 females.

From the high grounds in the neighbourhood of this town, Stoke, &c. a prospect is commanded to Harwich harbour, upwards of twenty miles; and many beautiful views enrich its vicinity.

There are a number of acres of good meadow-land in this parish, where the tenants of particular houses have a right to feed a certain number of cows, &c. from May-day to October 10. There is also a quantity of land in the neighbourhood that lets for about 130l. per annum, which is vested in trustees, for the purpose of relieving poor decayed tradespeople; and out of which rental, a salary is allowed to an English master to teach ten boys.

Topography of Great Britain, written: 1802-29 by George Alexander Cooke

NAYLAND-WITH-WISSINGTON, united in 1884 for civil purposes under the Divided Parishes Act, is a parish and small town on the borders of Essex, from which it is separated by the navigable Stour, crossed here by a brick bridge; it is 5 miles east from Bures station on the Colchester and Bury section of the Great Eastern railway, 6 from Colchester, 10 south-east from Sudbury and 55 from London by road and 56 by rail, via Colchester, in the Southern division of the county, Babergh hundred, Boxford petty sessional division, Sudbury union, county court district of Colchester, rural deanery of Hadleigh, archdeaconry of Sudbury and diocese of Ely. The church of St. James, is an ancient edifice of stone, in the Perpendicular style of the 14th century, consisting of chancel, vestry, nave with clerestory, aisles, north and west porches and a western embattled tower with four pinnacles and containing a clock and 6 musical bells: there are two tablets in the chancel and some remains of brasses: the chancel was restored in 1872 and the east window is stained: the south porch was rebuilt in 1883 at a cost of £700, defrayed by the late Samuel Alston esq.: over the communion table is a very fine painting by John Constable R.A. of “Christ Blessing the wine at the Last Supper;” there is also a carved octagonal stone font: the church affords 450 sittings. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £170, including 48 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of Sir Joshua Thellusson Rowley bart. and held since 1879 by the Rev. John Durbin Gray MA. of Clare College, Cambridge. A vicarage house was erected in 1887, at a cost of over £2,000, moneys for which purpose were left by the late Samuel Alston esq.; the site of an acre and a half being given by the late Sir C. Rowley bart.; half an acre for a cemetery has been given by Miss Alston. There is a Congregational chapel, first built in 1864, and re-erected in 1,873. A fair is held here yearly, the first Wednesday after the 2nd of October. Here are extensive maltings and a brewery belonging to Messrs. T. and R. Cuddon. Extensive silk works were formerly carried on here. A trade in corn, coals, bricks and timber is carried on by means of the river, in which there is good fishing. The charities are of considerable yearly value-£190 for charitable uses and for school, and £5 for bread given on Shrove Tuesday and November 5th to the poor, and 16 tenements for poor people, rent free. Sir Joshua Thellusson Rowley bart. of Tendring Hall, is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is alluvial; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley and beans. The area, with Wissington, is 2,558 acres of land and 28 of water; rateable value, £3,622; the population in 1891 of Nayland-with-Wissington was 1,105.

A School Board of 5 members, was formed 24th Feb. 1900; William S. Calvert, clerk to the board.

Board School (mixed), Nayland, rebuilt in 1848, for 200 children; average attendance, 155.

Kelly's Directory of Suffolk (1900)

Surnames Found in Nayland

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Sexton202.22
2Bugg192.11
3Prestney161.77
4Abbott151.66
5Johnson151.66
6Cardy141.55
7Mann131.44
8Keningale131.44
9Firmin121.33
10Oakes121.33
11Thorpe111.22
12Bacon111.22
13Gusterson111.22
14Vince111.22
15Bowles111.22
16Firman111.22
17Richardson101.11
18Mattock101.11
19Norfolk101.11
20Brennen101.11
21Welham101.11
22Cuddon91.00
23Farthing91.00
24Bush91.00
25Nevard91.00
26Harvey91.00
27Gowing80.89
28Shead80.89
29Oaks80.89
30Tyler80.89
31Daking80.89
32Wilson80.89
33Wass80.89
34Rolton80.89
35Friers80.89
36Ward80.89
37Chippington80.89
38Scott80.89
39Lingley70.78
40Harries70.78
41Jessup70.78
42Harrison70.78
43Sargeant70.78
44Roberts70.78
45Osborne70.78
46Grimsey70.78
47Godden70.78
48Stannard70.78
49Mills70.78
50Sillitoe70.78
51Smith60.67
52Guy60.67
53Swan60.67
54Brown60.67
55Holmes60.67
56Layzell60.67
57Baker60.67
58Boutell60.67
59Crosley60.67
60Whight60.67
61Morgan60.67
62Biggs50.55
63Alger50.55
64Peake50.55
65Rivers50.55
66Symonds50.55
67Sergeant50.55
68Blyth50.55
69Langford50.55
70Hum50.55
71Littlebury50.55
72Meggs50.55
73Clarke50.55
74Carter50.55
75Popps50.55
76Bull50.55
77Harthing50.55
78Gray50.55
79Towns50.55
80Frances40.44
81Cowles40.44
82Faiers40.44
83Seniar40.44
84Hume40.44
85Bishop40.44
86Deeves40.44
87Skeet40.44
88Tiffen40.44
89Gladden40.44
90Hews40.44
91Worters40.44
92Burrows40.44
93Lee40.44
94Butcher40.44
95Keeble30.33
96Parker30.33
97Moore30.33
98King30.33
99Gavin30.33
100Rice30.33

* Statistics based on the 1881 census