West Buckland, Somerset Genealogy

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

West Buckland, Somerset
Type Chapelry (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Kingsbury
County Somerset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Wellington
Registration District Wellington
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538; For more records see Wellington
Bishop's Transcripts: 1607
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Taunton
Diocese Bath and Wells
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Taunton
Location of Archive
Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BUCKLAND, WEST (St. Mary), a parish in the union of Wellington, W. division of the hundred of Kingsbury, locally in that of Taunton and Taunton Dean, W. division of Somerset, 2¾ miles (E.) from Wellington; There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[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]

West Buckland, 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]
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[6]
FREG = FreeREG - free[7]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[8]
MARR = Somerset Marriages (findmypast) - (£)[9]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[10]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[11]
SOPC = Somerset Online Parish Clerks - free[12]
WEST BUCKLAND PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1753 1538-1753 1538-1812 1538-1812
BOYD
1538-1812

FREG 1607-1629, 1702-1886
1538-1885
1607-1629, 1702-1885
JOIN
1538-1837

MARR
1538-1754

NBI

1538-1884
PALL
1790-1812

SOPC 1607-1630
1607-1630
1607-1630

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.


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.

Tax records[edit | edit source]

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]

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SOM/WestBuckland/index.html

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed and adapted: 26 September 2013.
  2. 'Somerset, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1531-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 26 July 2016.
  3. 'Somerset, England, Baptisms, 1813-1913,' Ancestry, accessed 26 July 2016.
  4. 'Somerset, England, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914,' Ancestry, accessed 26 July 2016.
  5. 'Somerset, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1914,' Ancestry, accessed 26 July 2016.
  6. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  7. 'Somerset Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 17 October 2013.
  8. 'Somerset Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 18 October 2013.
  9. 'Somerset Marriages', findmypast (WayBack Machine), accessed 29 April 2014.
  10. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 17 October 2013.
  11. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  12. Somerset Online Parish Clerks Genealogy, accessed 22 October 2013.
  13. E 179 Database, The National Archives, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/, accessed 8 August 2013.