Englishcombe, Somerset Genealogy

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Parish History

COMBE, ENGLISH, a parish, in the union of Bath, hundred of Wellow, E. division of Somerset, 3 miles (S. W.) from Bath. There are places of worship for Baptists and Lady Huntingdon's Connexion.[1]

The church, dedicated to St Peter, was probably built by Robert de Gournay in the 12th century. The church features Norman arches and leper holes in the porch, which would have enabled lepers to hear the sermon without coming into contact with the rest of the congregation. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building by English Heritage.

Englishcombe is a village and civil parish in Bath and North East Somerset just outside Bath.


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

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

Known Issue England Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records) has been found to contain entries for Exton, Somerset which are in fact Englishcombe Baptisms.

Examination of the original transcript reveals that two pages of Englishcombe baptisms are included in the final Exton marriage transcripts in the Transcript series. This was not identiifed during microfilm acquisition or subsequent indexing of the transcript pages and therefore the place data entry for these events is incorrect and awaits future correction.

The source information for the parish is derived from Bishop's Transcripts only and researchers are advised to refer to the Somerset Online Parish Clerk website for Englishcombe events.

The Genealogical Society of Utah has no microfilm holding for Englishcombe and the Somerset online Parish Clerk  website has transcribed the parish registers.

Somerset Online Parish Clerks

Contributor include here any information about the transcripts for the parish and links to the Online Parish Clerk material.

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.

Poor Law Unions

Bath Poor Law Union, Somerset

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 668-672. Date accessed and adapted: 07 December 2012.