Southtown, Suffolk Genealogy

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Southtown, Suffolk
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Mutford and Lothingland
County Suffolk
Poor Law Union Yarmouth
Registration District Mutford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1897; For more records see Gorleston
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Lothingland
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk
Location of Archive
Suffolk Record Office

Parish History

SOUTHTOWN, anciently a parish, but now commonly considered a hamlet in the parish of Gorleston, locally in the hundred of Mutfrod and Lothingland, E. division of Suffolk. This place was formerly called Little Yarmouth, and is a suburb to Great Yarmouth.[1]


Southtown St Mary is an ecclesiastical parish within the Diocese of Norwich and the county of Suffolk. Southtown St Mary became a chapelry to Gorleston in 1511.  Gorleston was united with the hamlet of Southtown, whose parish church of St Mary was demolished in 1548, the stone being used to build a pier.

A subsequent chapel of ease to Gorleston which later became a parish.

Census Records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 474640.


Poor Law Unions

Registration Districts

  • Mutford

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References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 149-152. Date accessed: 09 October 2013.