|Name||Roydon (near Diss)|
|Alt names||Ragadona||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 193|
|Ragheduna||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 193|
|Regadona||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 193|
|Reiduna||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 193|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Norfolk, England|
|See also||Diss Hundred, Norfolk, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Guiltcross Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1902|
|Depwade Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1902-1974|
|South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: There is a second place named Roydon (near King's-Lynn) in Norfolk near the body of water known as The Wash.
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Roydon is a village and civil parish in the county of Norfolk, England, about a mile west of Diss. It covers an area of 5.54 km2 (2.14 sq mi) and had a population of 2,358 in 981 households at the 2001 census, the population increasing to 2,457 at the 2011 Census.
It is mentioned in 1035 as "Rygedune", and as "Regadona" and "Regheduna" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and later in 1242 as "Reydon". In 1603 there were 124 communicants, and in 1736 there were 60 families, totalling 240 souls. In 1736 Francis Blomefield, in his History of Norfolk, reported that it was assessed for tax at 630 and a half pounds.
- GENUKI provides a list of references for Roydon (near Diss). Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
- GENUKI also advises that the following lists for Norfolk are to be found in FamilySearch:
- England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997
- England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812
- England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941
- England, Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1557-1915
- England, Norfolk Non-conformist Records, 1613-1901
Categories: Norfolk, England | Roydon (near Diss), Norfolk, England | Diss Hundred, Norfolk, England | Guiltcross Rural, Norfolk, England | Depwade Rural, Norfolk, England | South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England