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== Parish History  ==
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Guide to '''West Dowlish, Somerset ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
{{expand section|a summary overview of the history of this parish}}  
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Somerset
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| Hundred = Abdick and Bulstone
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| Poor Law Union = [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Chard/ Chard]
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| Registration District = Chard
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Bath and Wells
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| Rural Deanery = Crewkerne
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| Probate Court = Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Taunton
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| Archive = [[Somerset Archives and Local Studies]]
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== Resources  ==
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=== Parish History  ===
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DOWLISH-WAKE (St. Andrew), a '''parish''', in the union of Chard, hundred of South Petherton, W. division of Somerset, 1¾ mile (S. E. by S.) from Ilminster.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50925#s20 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 78-84.Date accessed: 26 March 2013.</ref>
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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West Dowlish parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.<br><br>
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Information about the parish may be found on [http://wsom-opc.org.uk/ Somerset Online Parish Clerks]. Records are also available at the [http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/ Somerset Archives and Local Studies].
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
{{British Census|474592}}<br>
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{{British Census|474592}}<br>  
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites  ==
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== Websites  ==
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http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SOM/WestDowlish/index.html
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== References ==
  
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{{reflist}} {{somerset}}
  
[[Category:Somerset]]
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[[Category:Somerset Parishes]]

Latest revision as of 14:52, 28 April 2020


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

West Dowlish, Somerset
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Abdick and Bulstone
County Somerset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Chard
Registration District Chard
Records begin
Parish registers: None
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Crewkerne
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]

DOWLISH-WAKE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Chard, hundred of South Petherton, W. division of Somerset, 1¾ mile (S. E. by S.) from Ilminster.[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 Dowlish 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) - ($)
TGEN = Somerset Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)[2]
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
West Dowlish 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.

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.

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/WestDowlish/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), pp. 78-84.Date accessed: 26 March 2013.
  2. Searching Parish Records online (Somerset) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.
  3. ArcherSoftware.co.uk