Welcome to the Suffolk Records Society

For over sixty years, the Society has been committed to producing books that bring Suffolk’s rich historical literature to a wider audience. Covering a period of 700 years these volumes of letters, diaries, maps, accounts and other archives have made a major contribution to historical studies of the county and are a useful tool for both professional and amateur historians, as well as being a source of information for anyone interested in Suffolk’s history.

Every year, the Suffolk Records Society produces at least one new book throwing light on some fresh aspect of the county’s history. There are two series of volumes, the General Series, for which we publish a regular annual volume, and the Charters Series, for which we publish occasional volumes of Suffolk charters and cartularies.

The Society’s members share a passion for Suffolk and its history and it is their support and subscriptions that have made possible this remarkable opening up of the historical landscape. Come and join us!


A Puritan's Life, being the life of Samuel Duncorn of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk (1607-1680) by Frank Grace

This is a short biography of Samuel Duncorn of Ipswich, which illustrates how the events of the mid-Seventeenth century crisis of the Civil War and the English Republic projected one man from the private into the public spheres. Duncorn contributed important political tracts to the debates about political order and moral reformation that place him alongside some of the great radical puritans: John Lilburn, William Walwyn, Richard Overton, Gerard Winstanely and John Milton.  Most illuminating is Duncorn's personal Narrative of his involvement in events as an agent for the parlimentary army between 1640 and 1652.

Printed by the Tuddenham Press (soft back, pp.45), copies are available direct from Frank Grace for £5.00 including p&p from 5 Oban Street, Ipswich, IP1 3PG.