Place:Beeston Regis, Norfolk, England

NameBeeston Regis
Alt namesBeeston-Regissource: Family History Library Catalog
Besentunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
Besetunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
Besetunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.933°N 1.22°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoNorth Erpingham Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Erpingham Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
North Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: Beeston Regis is one of four (!) places in Norfolk with "Beeston" in its name. Beeston St. Andrew (3 miles north of Norwich), Beeston St. Lawrence (10 miles northeast of Norwich) and Beeston with Bittering (5 miles northwest of East Dereham) also exist.

Caution is called for in selecting the one that matches your sources.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Beeston Regis is a village and civil parish in the North Norfolk District of Norfolk, England. It is about a mile (2 km) east of Sheringham, Norfolk and near the coast. The village is 2 miles (3 km) west of Cromer and 16 miles (26 km) north of the city of Norwich. According to the 2011 UK census it had a population of 1,062. The North Sea is the northern boundary of the parish, and the wooded Beeston Heath rises up from the parish to form the southern boundary.

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  • has the following lists as of 2018 (UK or worldwide Ancestry membership or library access required). With the exception of the index to wills these files are browsible images of the original documents. The files are separated by type and broken down into time periods (i.e., "Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812" is more than one file). The general explanatory notes are worth reading for those unfamiliar with English parish records.
  • Index to wills proved in the Consistory Court of Norwich : and now preserved in the District Probate Registry at Norwich
  • Norfolk, England, Bishop's Transcripts, 1579-1935
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1990
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940
  • FindMyPast is another pay site with large collection of parish records. As of October 2018 they had 20 types of Norfolk records available to browse including Land Tax Records and Electoral Registers.

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