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Somerset 

Published in 1844, Pigot's Directory states: "Few counties contain a greater variety of soil than Somerset. The north-east quarter is in general stony; towards its centre are fens and marshy moors of great extent; on the west side are hills, downs and open heaths; in the north-west corner lies the barren region of Exmoor; the south part, towards Dorset, is high, but well cultivated; and from Bridgewater, through Taunton, to the border of Devon, the country is beautifully fertile. The valleys, generally, are very rich; and many of the hills, a few years since undisturbed by the plough, now reward the industry of the agriculturalist by the produce of large crops of grain...

Amongst the products of this county may be named hemp, flax, teazles and woad, which are cultivated in considerable quantities; and the dairies supply some of the finest cheese in the kingdom. The sheep indigenous to Somerset are the Mendip breed, but all the improved varieties have been introduced by the modern breeders; and the teams of the opulent farmers may vie with those of any other district...

The principal manufactures of this county are broad and narrow fine woollen cloths, and a variety of coarse woollen goods; with coarse linens, comprising dowlases, tickings etc. At Chard and Taunton fine and broad laces, of great excellence are made, and the latter town is also benefited by the silk manufacture. At Yeovil gloves are made in considerable quantities; and in the parishes of Coker and Chinnock, near Yeovil, sail-cloth is manufactured. A considerable coasting business is carried on from some of the ports, and others have an extensive trade with Ireland. The making of bricks and tiles, and the brass and iron foundries, employ numerous hands; and many persons procure subsistence from the fisheries..."

 

Family History, Genealogy and Local History Research Information for Somerset

Location
Directories
Resources
Population
Districts
Transcriptions
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Parishes, Towns and Places

 

Location  
Population of Somerset 
1801 273,750

1811 303,180
1821 355,314
1831 404,200
1841 435,982
1851 443,916
1861 444,873
1871 463,483
1881 469,109
1891 438,710
1901 434,950
1911 458,025
1921 465,710
1931 475,142
1951 551,453
1961 599,046
1971 682,664
1981 417,457
1991 460,368

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Size of Somerset in acres

(boundary changes)

1831 1,028,690

1841 1,028,090
1851 1,047,220
1861 1,047,220
1871 1,049,815
1881 1,049,812
1891 1,042,488
1901 1,037,484
1911 1,037,642
1921 1,037,594
1931 1,036,818
1951 1,032,325
1961 1,032,325
1971 1,032,080
1981 852,727
1991 853,007

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Directories covering Somerset   

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Resources for family history research in Somerset   

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Transcriptions

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1710 - 1719  
1720 - 1729  
1730 - 1739 Order a search of Apprentice records
1740 - 1749 for an ancestor's name
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1760 - 1774  
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Parishes, Towns and Places
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A
Abbas Combe
Abbotsleigh
Aisholt
Alcombe
Alford
Aller
Almsford
Angersleigh
Ansford
Ash
Ash Prior
Ashbrittle
Ashcott
Ashill
Ashington
Ashwick
Axbridge

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B
Babcary
Babington
Backwell
Badgworth
Baltonsborough
Banwell
Barrington
Barrow Gurney
Barton St David
Barwick
Batcombe
Bath
Bathampton
Bathealton
Batheaston
Bathford
Bathwick
Bawdrip
Beckington
Bedminster
Beer Crocombe
Berkley
Berrow
Bickenhall
Bicknoller
Biddisham
Binegar
Bishop Sutton
Bishops Hull
Bishops Lydeard
Bishopsworth
Blackford
Blackford (Wedmore)
Blagdon
Bleadon
Bradford on Tone
Bratton Seymour
Brean
Brent Knoll
Brewham
Bridgwater
Brimpton
Brislington
Broadway
Brockley
Brompton Ralph
Brompton Regis
Broomfield
Brushford
Bruton
Buckland Dinham
Buckland St Mary
Burnett
Burnham on Sea
Burrington
Burrowbridge
Butcombe
Butleigh

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C
Camely
Camerton
Cannington
Carhampton
Carlingcott
Castle Cary
Catcott
Chaffcombe
Chapel Allerton
Chard
Charlcombe
Charlinch
Charlton Adam
Charlton Horethorne
Charlton Mackrell
Charlton Musgrove
Charterhouse on Mendip
Cheddar
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Chedzoy
Chelvey
Chelwood
Chew Magna
Chewstoke
Chewton Mendip
Chilcompton
Chillington
Chilthorne Domer
Chilton Cantelo
Chilton Polden
Chilton Trinity
Chipstable
Chiselborough
Christon
Churchill
Churchstanton
Clandown
Clapton in Gordano
Clatworthy
Claverton
Cleeve
Clevedon
Cloford
Closworth
Clutton
Coleford
Combe Down
Combe Florey
Combe Hay
Combe St Nicholas
Combeshead
Compton Bishop
Compton Dando
Compton Dundon
Compton Martin
Compton Pauncefoot
Congresbury
Corfe
Corston
Corton Denham
Cossington
Cothelstone
Coxley
Creech St Michael
Crewkerne
Cricket Malherbie
Cricket St Thomas
Croscombe
Crowcombe
Cucklington
Cudworth
Culbone
Curland
Curry Mallett
Curry Rivel
Cutcombe

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D
Dinder
Dinnington
Ditcheat
Dodington
Donyatt
Doulting
Dowlish Wake
Downhead
Downside
Draycott
Drayton
Dulverton
Dundry
Dunkerton
Dunster
Durleigh
Durston

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E
Earnshill & Hambridge
East Brent
East Chinnock
East Coker
East Cranmore
East Harptree
East Horrington
East Huntspill
East Lambrooke
East Lydford
East Pennard
East Quantoxhead
Easton
Easton in Gordano
Edington
Elm
Elworthy
Emborough
English Combe
Enmore
Evercreech
Exford
Exmoor
Exton

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F
Failand
Falkland
Farleigh Hungerford
Farmborough
Farrington Gurney
Felton
Fiddington
Fitzhead
Fivehead
Flax Burton
Foxcote
Freshford
Frome
Furnham

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G
Glastonbury
Goathill
Goathurst
Godney
Great Elm
Greinton

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H
Halse
Hambridge
Hardington
Hardington Mandeville
Haslebury Plucknett
Hatch Beauchamp
Hawkridge
Heathfield
Hemington
Henstridge
Henton
High Ham
High Littleton
Highbridge
Hillfarrance
Hinton Blewett
Hinton Charterhouse
Hinton Saint George
Holcombe
Holford
Holton
Holwell
Hornblotton
Horsington
Horton
Huish Champflower
Huish Episcopi
Huntspill
Hutton

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I
Ilchester
Ilminster
Ilton
Isle Abbotts
Isle Brewer

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K
Keinton
Kelston
Kenn
Kewstoke
Keynsham
Kilmersdon
Kilmington
Kilton
Kilve
Kings Brompton
Kingsbury Episcopi
Kingsdon
Kingston Seymour
Kingston St Mary
Kingstone
Kingsweston
Kittisford
Knowle Saint Giles

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L
Lamyat
Langford
Langford Budville
Langport
Langridge
Laverton
Leigh on Mendip
Leighland
Lilstock
Limington
Litton
Locking
Long Ashton
Long Load
Long Sutton
Lopen
Lovington
Low Ham
Loxton
Luccombe
Lufton
Lullington
Luxborough
Lydeard St Lawrence
Lympsham
Lyncombe
Lyncombe St Luke
Lyncombe St Mark
Lyng

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M
Maiden Bradley
Maperton
Mark
Marksbury
Marston Bigot
Marston Magna
Martock
Meare
Mells
Merriott
Middle Chinnock
Middlezoy
Midsomer Norton
Milborne Port
Milton Clevedon
Milton St Jude
Milverton
Minehead
Misterton
Monksilver
Monkton Combe
Montacute
Moorlinch
Muchelney
Mudford

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N
Nailsea
Nempnett Thrubwell
Nether Stowey
Nettlecombe
Newton St Loe
North & South Bradon
North Barrow
North Cadbury
North Cheriton
North Curry
North Newton
North Perrot
North Petherton
North Stoke
North Wootton
Northmoor Green
Northover
Norton Fitzwarren
Norton Malreward
Norton St Philip
Norton Sub Hamdon
Nunney
Nyland
Nynehead

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O
Oake
Oakhill
Oare
Odcombe
Old Cleeve
Orchard Portman
Orchardleigh
Othery
Otterford
Otterhampton
Over Stowey

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P
Paulton
Pawlett
Peasedown St John
Pendomer
Penselwood
Pensford
Pill
Pilton
Pitcombe
Pitminster
Pitney
Podimore
Porlock
Portbury
Portishead
Poyntington
Preston Plucknett
Priddy
Priston
Publow
Puckington
Puriton
Puxton
Pylle

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Q
Queen Camel
Queen Charlton

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R
Raddington
Radstock
Redhill
Redlinch
Regilbury
Rimpton
Rodden
Rode
Rode Hill
Rodney Stoke
Rowberrow
Ruishton
Runnington

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S
Saint Catherine
Saint Decumans
Saint Michaelchurch
Saltford
Sampford Arundel
Sampford Brett
Sandford
Sandford Orcas
Seaborough
Seavington St Mary
Seavington St Michael
Selworthy
Shapwick
Shepton Beauchamp
Shepton Mallet
Shepton Montague
Shipham
Skilgate
Sock Dennis
Somerton
South Barrow
South Bradon
South Brent
South Cadbury
South Petherton
South Stoke
Sparkford
Spaxton
Standerwick
Stanton Drew
Stanton Prior
Staple Fitzpaine
Staplegrove
Stawell
Stawley
Stockland Bristol
Stocklinch Magdalen
Stocklinch Ottersey
Stogumber
Stogursey
Stoke Lane
Stoke Pero
Stoke St Gregory
Stoke St Mary
Stoke Sub Hamdon
Stoke Trister
Ston Easton
Stourton
Stowell
Stowey
Stratton-on-the-Fosse
Street
Stringston
Sutton Bingham
Sutton Mallet
Sutton Montis
Swainswick
Swell

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T
Tatworth
Taunton
Tellisford
Temple Cloud St Barnabas
Templecombe
Theale
Thorne Coffin
Thorne Falcon
Thorne St Margaret
Three Barrowes
Thurlbear
Thurloxton
Tickenham
Timberscombe
Timsbury
Tintinhull
Tolland
Treborough
Trent
Trull
Twerton

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U
Ubley
Uphill
Upton
Upton Noble

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W
Wadford
Walcot
Walton
Walton in Gordano
Wambrook
Wanstrow
Watchet
Wayford
Weare
Wedmore
Wellington
Wellow
Wells
Wembdon
West Bagborough
West Bradley
West Buckland
West Camel
West Chinnock
West Coker
West Cranmore
West Dowlish
West Harptree
West Hatch
West Lydford
West Monkton
West Pennard
West Quantoxhead
Westbury
Weston
Weston Bampfylde
Weston in Gordano
Weston Super Mare
Weston Zoyland
Whatley
Wheathill
Whitchurch
Whitelackington
Whitestaunton
Wick
Wick St Lawrence
Widcombe
Wigborough
Williton
Wilton
Wilton St Michael
Wincanton
Winford
Winscombe
Winsford
Winsham
Witham Friary
Withiel Florey
Withycombe
Withypool
Wiveliscombe
Wookey
Woolavington
Woolley
Woolverton
Wootton Courtney
Worle
Wraxall
Wrington
Writhlington
Wyke Champflower

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Y
Yarlington
Yatton
Yeovil
Yeovilton

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