Genealogy Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Scottish Census

New Scottish census records

Do you have Scottish ancestors?

Perhaps you do and you just didn't know! Search our brand new Scottish census records today and discover if you have Scottish roots.

Search Scottish Census


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Primitive Methodist records

Page 0 + 1 of 2

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


Sheila Report 9 Jan 2013 20:09

Am looking for where the Norfolk Primitive Methodist records are kept.


MarieCeleste Report 9 Jan 2013 21:03

You could try the National Archives

Or Norfolk Records Office

(via Google)


KathleenBell Report 9 Jan 2013 23:27

Have a look here:-

At one point the site says this:-

Nonconformist registers have been deposited at the National Archives, near London. Many have been microfilmed and are available at libraries, record offices and LDS centres.

Kath. x


Sheila Report 10 Jan 2013 16:25

Thank you for the information. I have been to the National Archives and they told me the records I need are probably at Norfolk records office, but after visiting them they told me that they were at National archives!!! so have come to a dead end, unfortunately I believe that there may not be records for the Primitive Methodist chapel at Sporle or Swaffham. Will keep on trying!!


JoyDean Report 10 Jan 2013 16:34

You could try asking on the rootsweb mailing list for Norfolk.


Sheila Report 10 Jan 2013 18:34

Thank you will look at site now.


martynsue Report 10 Jan 2013 18:54

hi sheila,
i have access to swaffham primative methodist birth's 1834-1837 ,this is all on the norfolk family history site,
sporle only has monumental inscription's.


Sheila Report 10 Jan 2013 21:52

Thanks for information will try that.


martynsue Report 11 Jan 2013 10:45

sheila what is it you are looking for,
i am not saying i could find it for you but i will give it a go.
just post detail's if you want me to have a look.


Sheila Report 11 Jan 2013 12:16

Ideally I would like to find any records of the Utting family i.e John Utting born 1760 but most of all I would like to find out if there are any burial records and grave details of churches in Saham Toney, Saham Hills or Ashill Norfolk.. I have lots of information and can go back 6 generations but it is the burial places I would very much like to find out about more.


martynsue Report 11 Jan 2013 14:15

do you have any date's of the burial's of any utting's,
the site i am a member of require's a surname,it then give's all
detail's it has
it cover's all norfolk,there are no old record's at the place's you gave all 18 something & 19 something,


martynsue Report 11 Jan 2013 15:15

not sure if these are your utting's.

swaffham-memorial inscription's.
john utting-19-08-1854--aged 73yrs.
ann utting--04-11-1868--aged 80yrs.
agnes h utting--04-07-1907.
no age given for agnes,these 3 are all on the same memorial stone,must be parent's & daughter.

john utting-20-01-1815--aged 80yrs.
elizabeth utting--10-09-1814 aged 68yrs,
these are husband & wife.


martynsue Report 11 Jan 2013 15:24

swaffham burial's,
24-03-1785--james aged 0--son of john & elizabeth utting.

30-11-1785--john aged 0--son of john & elizabeth utting.

22-10-1802--samuel utting-aged 19yrs,single--tailor.

john utting--??-07 1851--aged 52yrs,
mary utting-21-01-1878--aged 77yrs,husband & wife.


Sheila Report 11 Jan 2013 16:44

At the moment I only have to hand two death certificates on which the date of first one is Frederick Utting died 17th Feb 1911 at Saham Toney and James Utting died 4th December 1922


Sheila Report 11 Jan 2013 16:55

Thanks for latest information. But I don't think they are related to the Uttings I have found, although I have a John, James, Mary and Ann Utting in my tree the dates do not match. When I get a chance I will find all the details I have and double check to see if maybe I have other Utting's with the same name and dates which match. Thank you so much for taking the time to look, the trouble is there are so many Utting's from that area. When I first started searching I thought it would be easy as I thought the name was unusual!!!!


martynsue Report 11 Jan 2013 17:59

the james you mention is buried at ashill st nicholas church & cemetery,it appear's to be a family plot,
james utting--04-12-1922 aged 67yrs
his mother sarah ann bensley--22-02-1908,(she must have married again.)
phoebe utting 26-11-1945 aged 83yrs,
percy utting 04-12-1903 aged 4yrs the son of james & phoebe utting.


Sheila Report 11 Jan 2013 18:19

Thanks once again. They are my relations. James Utting was my Great Grandfather, he was born in in the Union Workhouse Swaffham, at the time I don't think his mother Sarah was married as her name on the birth certificate is Utting, I have been researching her and came up with a marriage between her and a John Fox which I think now maybe wrong as I had also found a marriage to a man called Bensley so will investigate that further. Phoebe Utting was James' wife I believe, I seem to remember my late mother thought that Phoebe had married again, but don't think that can be true. Have you found out all this information on the Norfolk family history site?
Will now try to piece together all information, very time consuming but exciting!!!


martynsue Report 11 Jan 2013 18:28

norfolk family history society it is only about £12 per year,
as she has the surname bensley on the memorial i think that would be the way to go,
did they have any more children after percy?
i will see if i can find a second marriage for phoebe.


martynsue Report 11 Jan 2013 18:41

phoebe did marry again in june 1928 to a robert lusher.


Sheila Report 11 Jan 2013 18:42

I don't think Sarah Anne had anymore children, but of course I was going down the wrong route by looking at surname fox, Percy I think you said was James & Phoebe's child!! I did join Norfolk family history society yesterday, but as yet I am waiting to be able to log on, they said it could be a couple of weeks before I can!! I have got a death certificate for Phoebe which records her name as Lusher she was widow of Robert Lusher and all the details you have given me on her are the same and I have just noticed that the informant of the death is her son in law whom I have verified with my other data.
Will now go onto the Norfolk family history society and hopefully will be able to log on.