WestCountryBooks

Somerset

Publications on CD-ROM relating to the county of Somerset

Back to Supplier

ABSTRACTS OF SOMERSET WILLS

In 1942, Somerset and Devon lost one of the most important research sources for local and family historians, when a German bomb destroyed the Exeter Probate Office, and all of the wills that it contained. This being the case collections of transcripts and extracts of wills are so important to those of us with connections to these counties. One of the most important sources for Somerset is the coll...

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-001

BARTON ST. DAVID PARISH REGISTERS

This is a transcript of the Bishops Transcripts and Parish Registers and Barton St. David. The earliest entry for BT's is for 1598 and the registers begin in 1714...

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-004

DWELLY'S SOMERSET HEARTH TAX

This CD consists of THREE separate publications (1) Dwelly's Hearth Tax for Somerset 1664 – 65. (2) Dwelly's National Records Volume 2 XVII Century Directory of Somerset Containing the names of all persons paying taxes or exempt from paying. (3) Dwelly's Index to the Somerset Hearth Tax Exemption Certificates of 1670 & 1674 (2 above) with a completion of Dwelly's National Records Volume 2. Edite...

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-009

ENMORE - THE HISTORY OF A SOMERSET PARISH BY PAUL MANSFIELD

The definitive history of this small Somerset village that lies just a few miles from Bridgwater. With over 180 pages of narrative and pictures expertly researched and written by Paul Mansfield making a superb publication for anyone who has an interest in the history of the parish of Enmore. Also included is an extra publication of additions, amendments and photographs that did not appear in the o...

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-002

HUMPHREYS WELLINGTON by Arthur L. Humphreys

At the beginning of the 20 th century Arthur L. Humphreys researched and published a series of books were entitled “Materials for the History of the Town and Parish of Wellington in the county of Somerset ”. This CD contain all four books that were published in this series, Part 1 – Wills of Wellington and West Buckland 1372 to 1811. Part 2 – Manorial Court Rolls 1277 – 1908 . Part 3 –...

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-006

MAGNA BRITANNIA – SOMERSETSHIRE By The Reverend Thomas Cox

First published in the 1720's this book is probably one of the earliest comprehensive histories of the county of Somerset published. It was almost certainly used as a reference by the Reverend John Collinson when he compiled his “History and Antiquities of the Country of Somerset”. If you have a historical interest or ancestors in this county then this publication is a must to for your collect...

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-010

MARRIAGE ALLEGATION BONDS OF THE BISHOPS OF BATH AND WELLS FROM THEIR COMMENCEMENT TO THE YEAR 1755 By Arthur J. Jewers

First published in 1909 this book lists all of the surviving bonds for that year. Since then a number of original documents have been lost or have deteriorated to make this the most complete list of this bonds. Most are for the early 1700's, although there are a number of entries for the previous century. To use Jewers own words in describing the period 1674-75 “in these years large portions are...

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-012

NORTH CURRY - ANCIENT MANOR AND HUNDRED By Hugh P. Olivey

“Notes of the history of the three parishes North Curry, Stoke. St. Gregory, West Hatch contained therein” This is an excellent work relating to the history of North Curry, Stoke St. Gregory and West Hatch, with extracts from the Churchwarden's Accounts, Vestry Minutes etc., as well as local historical events. An invaluable work for anyone interested in or with ancestors from any of these pari...

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-011

THE SOMERSET PROTESTATION RETURNS and LAY SUBSIDY ROLLS 1641-42 Transcribed by A. J. Howard Edited and Published by T. L. Stoate

In the year of 1641 it was demanded that every man over the age of 18 should make an oath was to follow the “true Protestant religion”. These are now called the Protestation Returns and form a valuable list of inhabitants of a parish at this time. Not everyone signed and those who did refuse are also sometimes noted. Whilst only about a third of Somerset parishes have survived ( 161 ) it still...

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-003

THE ANCIENT BOROUGH OF BRIDGWATER and BRIDGWATER IN LATER DAYS By A. H. Powell

At the beginning of the twentieth century the Reverend Arthur Herbert Powell researched and wrote these who magnificent histories of the town of Bridgwater . These rare volumes are still the benchmark that all modern works are judged and whilst there are some excellent modern works none have surpassed these two volumes. Starting from the earliest time up until the turn of the nineteenth century th...

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-008

THE HISTORY OF TAUNTON by Joshua Toulmin

First published in the early 1790's, updated and republished in 1822 by James Davage, this is still probably one of the most useful and important works written about the county town of Somerset. The book contains in great detail all of the main historical events that have taken place or connected to Taunton . There are also transcripts of the monumental transcriptions at St Mary's church, St. Jame...

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-007

THE SOMERSET MUSTER ROLL OF 1569

On March 26th 1569, due to the threat of Spanish forces, the Privy Council issued a directive to the counties to hold a general muster of all men over 16 years of age. Certificates of the muster, with the names of the men and their equipment, were to be returned by July 1st though this was later extended to August 12th. First published by the Somerset Record Society in 1904. Fully searchable....

Supplied by: WestCountryBooks Product Ref: TBS-005

Found 12 Results.