Caister, Norfolk Genealogy

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Parish History

CAISTOR near Yarmouth (St. Edmund), a parish, in the East and West Flegg incorporation, hundred of East Flegg, E. division of Norfolk, 19½ miles (E.) from Norwich. [1]

Caister on Sea Holy Trinity is an Ancient parish in the diocese of Norwich.

A fourteenth century church with Victorian renovation.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

  • Flegg 1837-1924
  • Caister next Yarmouth 1925-1926
  • East Caister, West Caister to 1938
  • Great Yarmouth 1939-1974

Church records

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

The parish is sometimes referred to as Caister-next-Yarmouth. This desingation is used by Phillimore and Holley Phillimore 1899-1936

Norfolk Record Office reference PD450/1-11, 20-21

This parishregisters do not appear in Historic Record Collections (formerly Record Search) because no microfilm of the parish is held.

A transcript collection Parish register transcripts, 1563-1837 Caister-next-Yarmouth with index Baptisms, burials, 1563-1812; marriages, 1563-1837  is available in images as a result of conversion from microfilm

Parish register transcripts
1911696 Item 18

The transcript is handwritten

Nonconformist Churches

Church records for the Great Yarmouth circuit, 1842-1893 Primitive Methodist

Baptisms, 1832-1869, 1879-1893

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.

Poor Law Unions

East and West Flegg

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk 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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites for parish information Norfolk Churches historic photographs (commercial site)


  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 467-471.