Winford, Somerset Genealogy

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Parish History

WINFORD, a parish, with W. village and two hamlets, in Bedminster district, Somerset; 3¾ miles SE of Bourton r. station, and 6 SW of Bristol. It has a post-office under Flaxbourton, Somerset. There are two chapels of ease, a Baptist chapel. Or, WINDFORD (St. Mary and St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Bedminster, hundred of Hartcliffe with Bedminster, E. division of Somerset, 7 miles (S. W. by S.) from Bristol; containing, with the tythings of Felton and Redghill. The parish is situated near the road from Bristol to Bridgwater. [[1]


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, non conformist 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

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Winford in North Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.]