Burgh Castle, Suffolk Genealogy
Burgh Castle St Peter and Saint Paul is an Ancient parish in the diocese of Norwich and the county of Suffolk.
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.
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 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.
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.