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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Registration Districts[edit | edit source]

  • Mutford

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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