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"FILBY is a small parish and straggling village, on the Norwich turnpike, 6 miles N.W. of Yarmouth. It has 553 inhabitants, and 1191 acres of land, exclusive of roads, 100A. in plantations, and about 160A. in a fine lake, called Filby Broad, and abounding with fish and wild ducks. The Church, dedicated to All Saints, has a lofty embattled tower and five bells. It stands on an eminence above the lake, and contains a beautiful marble monument, in memory of the late Chas. Lucas, Esq. The rectory, valued in the King's Books at £11. 1s. 6d., and in 1831, at £520, has 24 acres of glebe, and is in the patronage of the Rev. Charles Lucas, and incumbency of the Rev. Gibson Lucas, who is also chief owner and lord of the manor, which was anciently held by a family of its own name. Filby House, the seat of the rector, is a handsome mansion of white brick, rebuilt in 1833." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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See also Wilby.

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Cemeteries

Church of All Saints
Transcriptions of gravestones in the churchyard.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Flegg, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, picture, etc.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Picture of the church.
 
Tooke, Colin S.; and Saul, Joan
Filby Dissenters Chapel, 1705-1940.
[1992]
Filby Unitarian Chapel
Description, history and pictures of the site.
Tooke, Colin S.
Filby Unitarian Chapel.
[Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth and District Archaeological Society, in "Yarmouth Archaeology", 1995]
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Church Records

Baptisms, marriages and burials
Search the Flegg Island web pages.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages 1561-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 7.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1923 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Filby was in Flegg Registration District. Between 1837 and 1850, the district was called East and West Flegg.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Filby Village
Events, parish council, newsletter, organisations, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Filby which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Filby is in East Flegg Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
Description of East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Filby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Skelton, Philip N.
Historical Notes on the Manors of Filby, Norfolk.
[Norfolk, King's Lynn, Filby Association, 1975]
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Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Filby Inclosure Act, 1802.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing, the open fields, commons, doles, and waste grounds, within the parish of Filby in the county of Norfolk.
[1802]

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Maps

Faden's Map of Norfolk 1797
Extract, showing Filby.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG471136 (Lat/Lon: 52.663734, 1.652581), Filby which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Names, Personal

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1801  58  78332
1811  64  84367
1821  71101424
1831105105464
1841120  --553
1851117  --531
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861120  --517
1871140140573
1881136148578
1891144148581
1901132132541
1911  --137532

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.