Sunday, March 28, 2010

Scoggin Family in 1600 Suffolk England

I was looking at the new Suffolk Burial index that came out this past year (2009) and found some new burials for Scoggins in the 1600's. The last update for this index was in 2004. There are now over a million names in the index. It can be purchased from the Suffolk Family History Society. I found some Scogging's in the parish of Shimpling in West Suffolk. Where is Shimpling? It is some miles south of Bury St Edmunds. I have access to some parish register transcripts and found a number of children who were christened there starting in 1663. Robert and Grisiel Scogging had 6 children between 1663 and 1677. It appears that Grisiel died as Robert and Bridget continue on where Robert and Grisiel left off. Robert and Bridget had 4 children between 1682 and 1688. There is a Robert who was born in 1668 who could very well be the Robert of Helmingham. Helmingham is about 15 miles east of Shimpling. The last record of any Scogging in Shimpling is in 1708 when Robert died. I assume that this Robert is the father of the family, but I do not know for sure. It appears that the children of this family moved to other parishes. Is it the remnants of this family that we find in East Suffolk? The east Suffolk Scoggins do not have the given names of Bridget or Grisiel as found in Shimplling. None of the children were named Grisiel or Bridget, just Robert's spouses.


  1. Don - I have long pondered why a John Scogin shows up in the IGI as marrying an Elizabeth Manninge in Ringshall in 1616? Ringshall is almost equidistant between Shimpling and Helmingham. Furthermore, there is an Edward marrying Joan in 1554, again in Ringshall. I've been to Ringshall and there is very little there. Cousin Chris, Milton Keynes, England.

  2. To my English cousins,
    It seams that we can not find the Scogin that came to the U.S. it is believed that George Scogin of Saxmundham was the one that came over.. I have been given a great gift in that I have recently married a English woman from Essex who's father was raised in Suffolk...I get over about every six weeks while we are waiting on immigration for her to the U.S. question...where would a person from Suffolk sail from coming to America in that time and how would we find manifest records that might indicate personal passage from the 1600s?next time over I would like to do some Scoggin research in this matter.
    Regards, Terry Scoggin Madison Georgia USA.