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[[Image:Somerset County Map 1646Glastonbury.jpg|thumbright|right300px|Somerset County Map 1646Glastonbury.jpg]] “SOMERSET, or Somersetshire, a maritime county; bounded on the NW, by the Bristol channel; on the N, by [[Gloucestershire|Gloucestershire]]; on the E, by [[Wiltshire|Wiltshire(Wilts)]]; on the SE, by [[Dorset|Dorset]]; on the S, by Dorset and Devon; on the W, by [[Devon|Devon]]... Its greatest length is 71 miles; its greatest breadth is 40 miles... and its area is 1,047,220 acres. <br>
“The Somerset is a rural county contains 466 parishes, parts of 2 otherswith rolling hills such as Blackdowns, Mendips and 6 extra-parochial tractsQuantocks <ref> [http://www.genealogyinengland.com/Counties/somerset.htm genealogyinengland.com] </ref>. It is also has a national park [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exmoor (Exmoor National park)]. Somersets greatest length is 71 miles; its greatest breadth is divided into 42 hundreds or liberties, and 6 boroughs; has 27 market-towns, 13 towns with each upwards of 2,000 inhabitants, and about 1,385 smaller towns, villages, and hamlets40 miles... andits area is 1, with exclusion of Bedminster parish047, constitutes 220 acres. From the diocese list of counties of Bath and Wells. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Taunton, BridgewaterEngland, Somerset is ranked 22nd for population and Wells..7th for total area.
“The places of worship, There have been many People who have settled in 1851Somerset, were 553 these include Romans and Anglo-Saxons<ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxons Anglo-Saxons]</ref>. The county remained part of the Church of England, 110 of Independents, 89 of Baptists, 15 of Quakers, 8 of Unitarians, 1 of Moravians, 202 of Wesleyans, 33 of Primitive Methodists, 44 of Bible Christians, 4 of Roman empire until around AD 409. The Roman baths gave there name to the Wesleyan Association, 26 city of Wesleyan Reformers, 4 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, 2 of the New Church, 12 of Brethren, 9 of isolated congregations, 2 of the Catholic and Apostolic Church, 6 of Latter Day Saints, 8 of Roman Catholics, and 1 of Jews[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath,_Somerset Bath].
“Population in 1801 was 273,577; in 1821, 355,789; in 1841, 435,599; in 1861, 444,873[[Image:Somerset County Map 1646.jpg|right|300px|Somerset County Map 1646..” jpg]]
In the English civil war Somerset largely Parliamentarian <ref> [http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/ASH/Civilwar.htm somerset.gov] </ref>. The above extract is taken fromParliamentarians were also called the [http: John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundhead Round Heads]. They fought against King Charles 1 and Wales ''his supporters the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavaliers Cavaliers] (1870-72Royalists). For The Cavaliers claimed absolute power for the King and the full version, go online roundheads wanted to give the Parliament supreme control over executive administration. Some of the key battles in somerset at this time was the " siege of Taunton " <ref> [http://wwwen.visionofbritainwikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Taunton Wikipedia, Siege of Taunton] </ref> and the "battle of langport" <ref> [http://bcw-project.ukorg/descriptionsmilitary/entry_page.jsp?text_id=929750&word=NULL Vision of Britainenglish-civil-war/west-country/south-west-1645 BCW Project, British Civil Wars,Commonwealth and Protectorate 1638-1660]</ref>.
One of the titles from the Peerage of the United Kingdom is the [http://www.genealogyinengland.com/Information/rankspeerage.htm#Duke Duke] of Wellington. This title was made from the Town of wellington in Somerset for Hon [https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/arthur-wellesley-1st-duke-of-wellington Arthur Wellesley](Born Wesley )(1769-1852) on may 11th, 1814. He was later to command the decisive battle with Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher over Napoleon Bonaparte's forces at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Waterloo Waterloo] in Brabant (now Walloon Brabant, Belgium). With this success he was also given the title "Prince of Waterloo".  {| class="sortable" style="width:35%; border:5px solid #ffa500;background-color:#ccffff;float:left;margin-right:15px;"|+ Somerset Population |-! style="background-color:#cd5c5c;text-align:center; border:1px solid black;color:#ffffff;" | YEAR ! style="background-color:#cd5c5c;text-align:center; border:1px solid black;color:#ffffff;" | POPULATION|-| style="padding:3px;background-color:#abd1bc;" | 1801 | style="padding:4px;" | 273,577|-| style="padding:3px;background-color:#abd1bc;" | 1821 | style="padding:4px;" | 355,789|-| style="padding:3px;background-color:#abd1bc;" | 1841 | style="padding:4px;" | 435,599|-| style="padding:3px;background-color:#abd1bc;" | 1861 | style="padding:4px;" | 444,873|-| style="padding:3px;background-color:#abd1bc;" | 1901 | style="padding:4px;" | 434,945|-| style="padding:3px;background-color:#abd1bc;" | 2011 | style="padding:4px;" | 910,200|} “The county contains 466 parishes, parts of 2 others, and 6 extra-parochial tracts; is divided into 42 [[Hundred (division)|hundreds]] or liberties, and 6 boroughs; has 27 market-towns, 13 towns with each upwards of 2,000 inhabitants, and about 1,385 smaller towns, villages, and hamlets... and, with exclusion of Bedminster parish, constitutes the diocese of Bath and Wells. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Taunton, Bridgewater, and Wells...  “The places of worship, in 1851, were 553 of the [[England Church History|Church of England]], 110 of Independents, 89 of Baptists, 15 of Quakers, 8 of Unitarians, 1 of Moravians, 202 of Wesleyans, 33 of Primitive Methodists, 44 of Bible Christians, 4 of the Wesleyan Association, 26 of Wesleyan Reformers, 4 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, 2 of the New Church, 12 of Brethren, 9 of isolated congregations, 2 of the Catholic and Apostolic Church, 6 of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints_in_England Latter Day Saints], 8 of Roman Catholics, and 1 of Jews...<ref>[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=929750 Vision of Britain].</ref> <br> <br> <br> <br>
==== Civil Districts ====
To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Somershire and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/somersetshire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
 
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