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BACKWELL (St. Andrew), a '''parish''', and formerly a market-town, in the union of Bedminster, hundred of Hartcliffe with Bedminster, E. division of Somerset, 7¼ miles (S. W. by W.) from Bristol, containing the hamlets of Churchtown, Downside, Farley, Moorside, and West-town.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A.,''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50773#s11 A Topographical Dictionary of England]''(1848)</ref>  
 
BACKWELL (St. Andrew), a '''parish''', and formerly a market-town, in the union of Bedminster, hundred of Hartcliffe with Bedminster, E. division of Somerset, 7¼ miles (S. W. by W.) from Bristol, containing the hamlets of Churchtown, Downside, Farley, Moorside, and West-town.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A.,''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50773#s11 A Topographical Dictionary of England]''(1848)</ref>  
  
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{{expand section|a summary overview of the history of this parish}}  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
'''Bishops Transcripts''' <br>
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Church records are the main source for identifying people prior to 1837 when civil registration began. It is also a main source after 1837 in conjunction with civil registration. The Church of England was formed in 1536, after King Henry VIII severed all ties to the church in Rome. Each local parish was responsible to register all marriages, baptisms and burials starting in 1538 <ref> [[England Church Records|England Church Records]] </ref> .
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'''Bishops Transcripts'''  
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*{{FHL|414097|item|disp=Bishop's transcripts for Backwell (Church of England), 1598-1812}}
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*{{FHL|632073|item|disp=Bishop's transcripts for Backwell (Church of England), 1598-1867}}
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/414097 Bishop's transcripts for Backwell, 1598-1812] <br>  
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<br> '''Church Vital Records'''
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/632073 Bishop's transcripts for Backwell, 1598-1867] <br>
 
  
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*{{FHL|86777|item|disp=Births and baptisms, Wesleyan Church for Backwell, 1833-1837}}
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*{{FHL|9130|item|disp=Christenings for Backwell, 1598-1812}}
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/86777 Births and baptisms, Wesleyan Church for Backwell, 1833-1837] <br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/9130 Christenings for Backwell, 1598-1812] <br>
 
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Somerset Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Somerset Probate Records|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.  
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==== Tax Records  ====
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In 1692 the British government instituted another innovative scheme to increase revenue which came to be known as the land tax<ref>[[Land_Tax_Assessment_Records|Land Tax Assessment Records]] </ref> .
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*{{FHL|457854|item|disp=Land tax assessments for Backwell, 1759-1832}}
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==

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Parish History

BACKWELL (St. Andrew), a parish, and formerly a market-town, in the union of Bedminster, hundred of Hartcliffe with Bedminster, E. division of Somerset, 7¼ miles (S. W. by W.) from Bristol, containing the hamlets of Churchtown, Downside, Farley, Moorside, and West-town.[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

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

Church records are the main source for identifying people prior to 1837 when civil registration began. It is also a main source after 1837 in conjunction with civil registration. The Church of England was formed in 1536, after King Henry VIII severed all ties to the church in Rome. Each local parish was responsible to register all marriages, baptisms and burials starting in 1538 [2] .

Bishops Transcripts


Church Vital Records


Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate records

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

In 1692 the British government instituted another innovative scheme to increase revenue which came to be known as the land tax[3] .

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

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