Burgh Castle, Suffolk Genealogy

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Burgh Castle St Peter and Saint Paul is an Ancient parish in the diocese of Norwich and the county of Suffolk. BURGH, CASTLE (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Mutford and Lothingland, E. division of Suffolk, 4½ miles (W. S. W.) from Yarmouth. [1]

Refer to the works listed in Suffolk Gazetteers or England Gazetteers for source material.


If you live in Suffolk you will have access to a variety of resources at local archives and libraries; however , for those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centers.   Refer to Burgh Castle and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalog for available records.

Civil Registration

Burgh Castle is in Mutford District. To search an index of Mutford district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records.

Church records

The Parish Registers begin in 1694.  They can be viewed at the Suffolk Record Office.  A copy of the registers from 1694 to 1900 can be purchased from the  Suffolk Record Office.  For pre 1813 Bishop Transcript entries you will need to look in Lothingland Deanry, Archdeaconry of Suffolk. See Suffolk Church Record for further details.

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.

Probate records

Prior to 1858 the primary court that had jurisdiction over Burgh Castle was the Archdeaconry of Suffolk; however, a person’s will or administration may have been probated in nearby courts or even in London. After 1858 it was in Ipswich District.  Refer to the Suffolk Probate Records article for further details.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 431-437