Blundeston with Flixton, Suffolk Genealogy

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Blundeston, is a parish in Mutford district, Suffolk; it is near the coast, 2 ½ miles ENE of Somerleyton railway station, and 3 ½ miles NW of Lowestoft. The post office is under Lowestoft. It was united with the rectory of Flixton owing to a hurricane in 1703 which partially destroyed it and was never rebuilt. There is a Wesleyan chapel.[1] Refer to the works listed in Suffolk Gazetteers or England Gazetteers for additional local history.


If you live in Suffolk you will have access to a variety of resources at local archives and libraries.  For those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at LDS Family History Centres.  Refer to Blundeston and Suffolk in the Family History Library Catalogue for available records.

Civil Registration

Blundeston and Flixton were in Mutford district. To search an index of Mutford district records go to FreeBMD. The Suffolk Civil Registration article tells more about these records. Civil Registration began in 1837.

Church records

Parish Registers began in the 1558. They can be viewed at the Norfolk Record Office, or microfilmed copies of the original parish registers from 1558-1901, at any of the 4,600 FamilySearch Centres worldwide. There are Bishop Transcripts and Parish Registers that have been filmed for most parishes in the County. See the Suffolk Church Records article 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.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Suffolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Adapted. Accessed 3 April, 2013.