Wilby, Suffolk One Place Study

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Hoxne Union Workhouse


Wilby, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The name of the village is generally believed to be derived from the
Old English meaning 'Ring of Willows'. The village is mentioned in the
Domesday Book at which time it comprised seven households and
formed part of the holding of William de Beaufeu, Bishop of Thetford.


  • Wilby is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England located around 9 miles (14 km) south-east of Diss and1.25 miles (2 km) south of Stradbroke along the B1118.[1]
Continent: Europe
Sovereign: United Kingdom
Country: England
County: Suffolk
GPS Coordinates: 52.3004, 1.28387
Road sign on Brundish Road
  • Wilby is in the Hoxne Hundred, and in 1834 became part of the Hoxne Poor Law Union with the Union Workhouse located in the parish of Stradbroke. When the Hoxne Union was disolved, Wilby was incorporated into the Hartismere District.
  • 1888 Map of the Suffolk Poor Law Unions


YearPopulationCensus Records
18416231841 Census Transcription
18516201851 Census Transcription
18615601861 Census
18715681871 Census
18814691881 Census
18913971891 Census
19013301901 Census
19113451911 Census

St. Mary's Church

  • Osmund Davy (1569-1609)
  • Joseph Fletcher (1609-1637)
  • Stephen Payne (1662)
  • Charles Scrivener (1699)
  • John Carter (1722)
  • Henry Owen (1831)
  • George Mingay (1838)
  • Samuel Price Smyth (1905-1907)

Places in Wilby, Suffolk

Map of Wilby, Suffolk, England
The Village Hall
Wilby Hall
Wilby Hall, Wilby, Suffolk
Rookery Farm
Rookery Farm
Cole's Farm19th century farmstead and 16th century farmhouse
Cole's Farm, Farmhouse
Green Farm
Green Farm, Wilby Green

To Do List

  • Finish profiles for 1841 and 1851 census transcriptions
  • Connect profiles in census records to tree
  • Transcribe other census records
  • Create wikitree category for Mt. Mary's cemetery



  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Wilby, Suffolk," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilby,_Suffolk#cite_note-wpc-2 (accessed March 2, 2021).
  2. Ourfamtree.org, online website, information gather by unknown. Accessed 27 Feb 2022 https://www.ourfamtree.org/records/rectors.php/England/Suffolk/Wilby%2C-Parish-Church

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