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Revision as of 14:32, 27 March 2019


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

Bathampton, Somerset
St Nicholas Church at Bathampton Somerset.jpg
St Nicholas Church at Bathampton 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: 1754
Bishop's Transcripts: 1599
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]

BATHAMPTON (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Bath, hundred or liberty of Hampton and Claverton, though locally in the hundred of BathForum, E. division of Somerset, 1¾ mile (N. E. by E.) from Bath.[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.

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]

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

FS = FamilySearch - free
FREG = FreeREG - free
FMP = Somerset Baptism, Marriage, Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC 1 = Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = Somerset, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
TGEN = Somerset Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Bathampton Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FREG 1538-1900s
1538-1900s
1538-1900s
FMP 1501-1917
1507-1935
1507-1992
ANC 1 1531-1812
1531-1812
1531-1812
ANC 2 1813-1914
1754-1914
1813-1914
TGEN 1590s-1890s
1590s-1837
1590s-1990s
BOYD

1538-1850


NBI



1538-1999
IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Information about the parish may be found on Somerset Online Parish Clerks. Records are also available at the Somerset Archives and Local Studies.

Church records on microfilm[edit | edit source]

Bishops Transcripts

Parish Register

Church Wardens Records

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.

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]

The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 placed the responsibility for the care of the poor in England and Wales, from 1834 onward, on Poor Law Unions[4]. The Poor Law Unions and their workhouses took over this responsibility from the Church of England parishes. Prior to 1834 a few parishes or collections of parishes had established a few workhouses to help relieve the poor and provide indoor relief in the form of food, clothes and shelter.

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]

In 1692 the British government instituted another innovative scheme to increase revenue which came to be known as the land tax[5] .

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/Bathampton/index.html

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 12 September 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk
  3. E 179 Database, The National Archives, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/, accessed 8 August 2013.
  4. England and Wales Poor Law
  5. Land Tax Assessment Records