Charlcombe, Somerset Genealogy

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

Charlcombe, Somerset
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hampton and Claverton
County Somerset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bath
Registration District Bath
Records begin
Parish registers: 1709
Bishop's Transcripts: 1607
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bath
Diocese Bath and Wells
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Bath and Wells (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Parish History[edit | edit source]

CHARLCOMBE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Bath, hundred of Hampton and Claverton, locally in that of Bath-Forum, E. division of Somerset, 1 mile (N.) from Bath.[1]

Additional information:

Charlcombe St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the Bath deanery of the Diocese of Bath and Wells in the county of Somerset.

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.

Bath Civil Registration District has a complete index of civil registration from 1837-2007 online through the volunteer effort of Bath BMD,England Marriage registrations post 2007 are added as index become available. There are detailed content tables available.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Charlcombe, Somerset Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Somerset, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (Ancestry) - (£)[2][3][4][5]
FREG = FreeREG - free[6]
MARR = Somerset Marriages (findmypast) - (£)[7]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[8]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1709-1812 1709-1812 1709-1753 1709-1753 1709-1812 1709-1812
FREG 1697-1812
1638, 1719-1913
1638, 1710-1812
1638, 1759-1837


Church records on microfilm[edit | edit source]

Parish registers for Charlcombe, 1709-1900 Microreproduction of original records housed at the Somerset Archives and Local Studies, Taunton.
Somerset Archives and Local Studies: D/P CH.C 2/1/1-5.

Baptisms, 1712-1812. Marriages, 1723-1837. Burials, 1709-1812.
1526463 Items 17 - 20
Marriages, 1837-1900.
1565184 Item 10

Bishop's transcripts for Charlcombe, 1596-1822 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Somerset Archives and Local Studies, Taunton.
Somerset Archives and Local Studies: D/D/Rr 85-85a

Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1596-1611, 1622-1638, 1663-1669, 1732, 1749-1750, 1796-1822. some other years also missing or in poor condition.
1278917 Items 10-11

Somerset Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

Contributor include here any information about the transcripts for the parish and links to the Online Parish Clerk material.

Known Issues
[edit | edit source]

England Vital Records Index - FamilySearch Historical Records known issue Indexing project batch I04481-4 is incorrect. The data entry for place names is incorrect for film 1526463 and affects the parishes of Chard, Somerset Genealogy , Charlton Mackrell, Somerset Genealogy, Charlton Adam, Somerset Genealogy, Charlton Horethorne, Somerset Genealogy

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

The 1841 Census returns for Charlcombe are missing.

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]

Bath Poor Law Union, Somerset Genealogy

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. From: Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed and adapted: 15 September 2013.
  2. 'Somerset, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1531-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 22 July 2016.
  3. 'Somerset, England, Baptisms, 1813-1913,' Ancestry, accessed 22 July 2016.
  4. 'Somerset, England, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914,' Ancestry, accessed 22 July 2016.
  5. 'Somerset, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1914,' Ancestry, accessed 22 July 2016.
  6. 'Somerset Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 18 February 2014.
  7. 'Somerset Marriages', findmypast (WayBack Machine), accessed 30 April 2014.
  8. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 17 October 2013.
  9. E 179 Database, The National Archives,, accessed 8 August 2013.