Chantry, Somerset Genealogy
Guide to Chantry, Somerset family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Chantry Holy Trinity Church Somerset
|Type||Ecclesiastical Parish (England)|
|County||Somerset, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Frome|
|Parish registers: 1846|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Diocese||Bath and Wells|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Wells|
|Location of Archive|
|Somerset Archives and Local Studies|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
CHANTRY, a chapelry in Whatley, Great Elm, and Mellsparishes, Somerset; near the East Somerset railway, 2 miles W of Frome. Post Town, Frome. The chapelry was constituted in 1846. There is also a Wesleyan chapel.
Chantry is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Somerset, created in 1845 from Whatley, Somerset Genealogy Ancient Parish, Elm, Somerset Genealogy Ancient Parish, and Mells, Somerset Genealogy Ancient Parish.
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]
Chantry, Somerset Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|CHANTRY PARISH Online Records|
Census records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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]
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.