Bristol St Thomas, Gloucestershire Genealogy

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Guide to Bristol St Thomas, Somerset ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Bristol St Thomas, Gloucestershire
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St Thomas the Martyr Bristol
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bristol City
County Somerset
Poor Law Union Bristol
Registration District Bristol
Records begin
Parish registers: 1552
Bishop's Transcripts: 1610
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bristol
Diocese Gloucester and Bristol
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Bristol in the Deanery of Bristol (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Bristol Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BRISTOL, a city and county of itself, and a considerable port, is situated near the mouth of the Bristol Channel, and between the counties of Gloucester and Somerset, into both of which the town extends. The city of Bristol comprised within its ancient limits many parishes including the parish of St. THOMAS.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Bristol St Thomas, Gloucestershire parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) (£)[2]
FMP = Gloucestershire, Bristol parish register indexes (findmypast) (£)[3]
FS BTs= England, Bristol Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free (some restrictions may apply)[4]
FS PRs(1)= England Births, Christenings, Marriages, Burials (FamilySearch) - free (some restrictions may apply). Digitisation of microfilms.[4]
FS PRs(2)= England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free (some restrictions may apply). Digitisation of original records.[4]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD None None 1594-1799 None None None
FMP Undefined Undefined Undefined
FS BTs 1610-1839 1610-1839 1610-1839
FS BTs Undisclosed 1840-1900 Undisclosed 1840-1900 Undisclosed 1840-1854
FS PRs(1) Undefined 1813-1890 Undefined 1784-1904
FS PRs(2) 1837-1848, 1890-1907 1552-1907 1813-1904 1552-1904 1889-1899 1552-1812, 1889-1899
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

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 Union[edit | edit source]

Bristol Poor Law Unions,England

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Somerset 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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed and adapted: 14 September 2013.
  2. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,', accessed 1 December 2012.
  3. 'Gloucestershire, Bristol Life Events Parish Lists,', accessed 31 May 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 'FamilySearch Catalogue,' FamilySearch, accessed 1 June 2016.