Was your English ancestor baptised in Somerset? Search more than 2 million records and discover your ancestor’s baptism date and place, as well as parents’ names. Among the records, we found the name of John Cleese’s father, Reginald Francis Cheese, and Andrew Crosse, a scientist whose experiments with electricity inspired Frankenstein.

Somerset is located in South West England and bordered by five counties: Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset, and Devon. The Somerset baptism index is an index to all baptism records held at the Somerset Archives. The collection stretches from 1501 to 1917. Baptism records are an incredible resource for family historians. They provide you with two generations of names for your family tree as well as a location to allow you to search for additional records related to the family such as electoral registers, census returns, and directories.

Below is a full list of all the parishes represented in this collection. Each parish is given a year range, in some cases, gaps may appear within this year range.

ParishYear fromYear to Number of records New
Abbas Combe18381869 411  
Abbots Leigh16561907 3,275  
Aisholt16561859 921  
Alford17641812 156  
Aller15611867 2,923  
Ansford15541903 2,860  
Ash18451894 800  
Ash Priors17001902 1,111  
Ashcott17431886 2,467  
Ashill15581886 3,153  
Ashington15691844 355  
Ashton Gate18791907 5,021  
Ashwick17011901 5,314  
Axbridge15971835 1,851  
Babcary15981902 1,547  
Babington16061828 615  
Backwell15981867 2,044  
Badgworth15981855 1,468  
Baltonsborough15991840 1,011  
Banwell15711901 10,749  
Barrington15971911 3,764  
Barrow Gurney15901900 2,639  
Barton St David15981921 3,128 New
Barwick15601921 4,414 New
Batcombe15971889 6,931  
Bath15691906 90,283  
Bathampton16001901 2,017  
Bathealton16061816 105  
Batheaston15991921 13,336 New
Bathford16021918 5,393  
Bathwick16001903 13,691  
Bawdrip15991882 1,760  
Beckington15591874 9,338  
Bedminster15941908 76,042  
Beer Crocombe15931900 1,713  
Berkley15471865 5,116  
Berrow15981854 2,257  
Bickenhall16031902 1,686  
Bicknoller15621900 3,433  
Biddisham15981833 217  
Binegar16051874 1,674  
Bishops Hull15621901 5,536  
Bishops Lydeard15981865 2,388  
Bishopsworth18431907 2,785  
Blackford (near Milborne Port)15941862 759  
Blagdon15551889 9,192  
Bleadon15971920 3,617 New
Bradford on Tone15941847 1,271  
Bratton15951860 161  
Brean16051906 672  
Brent Knoll16621895 3,546  
Brewham16021871 6,338  
Bridgwater15581902 53,403  
Brimpton16021835 483  
Brislington15671908 8,297  
Broadway15981916 2,375  
Brockley15981921 1,304 New
Brompton Ralph15591902 4,127  
Brompton Regis16051882 5,431  
Broomfield16071870 2,932  
Brushford15591887 3,958  
Bruton15541876 17,850  
Buckland Dinham15441921 5,014 New
Buckland St Mary15401921 5,538 New
Burnett15921834 219  
Burnham on Sea16091847 2,955  
Burrington15981921 1,601 New
Burrowbridge18381861 391  
Burtle15981848 67  
Butcombe16051835 358  
Butleigh15981921 2,029 New
Cameley15921863 2,965  
Camerton16011837 1,223  
Cannington15591901 9,638  
Carhampton16051864 3,860  
Castle Cary15641886 11,774  
Catcott16001901 3,718  
Chaffcombe15981906 2,321  
Chapel Allerton16901908 2,116  
Chard16121900 19,897  
Charlcombe15961822 341  
Charlinch16051921 2,467 New
Charlton Adam16071877 1,745  
Charlton Horethorne16011863 2,846  
Charlton Mackrell15751874 2,552  
Charlton Musgrove15981842 691  
Cheddar16011834 3,024  
Cheddon Fitzpaine15581898 3,560  
Chedzoy15971849 1,392  
Chelvey15991825 91  
Chelwood16031903 1,110  
Chew Magna15991866 4,038  
Chew Stoke15981901 3,531  
Chewton Mendip15571858 8,917  
Chilcompton15991832 410  
Chillington15991887 1,268  
Chilthorne Domer15981840 432  
Chilton Cantelo15991847 638  
Chilton Polden15991884 2,058  
Chilton Trinity15991745 37  
Chipstable16021834 505  
Chiselborough15581862 3,368  
Christon15591835 525  
Churchill16051846 3,649  
Clapton in Gordano15581921 4,060 New
Clatworthy16061837 661  
Claverton15821921 1,593 New
Clevedon16071901 6,541  
Cloford15631829 1,989  
Closworth15941885 480  
Clutton16091884 6,389  
Coleford18231901 1,331  
Combe Down18541879 115  
Combe Florey15661901 2,847  
Combe Hay15941871 350  
Combe St Nicholas16051901 7,645  
Compton Bishop16061858 1,006  
Compton Dando16021895 2,676  
Compton Dundon16111921 4,306 New
Compton Martin15591921 4,724 New
Compton Pauncefoot16011851 429  
Congresbury16051853 1,980  
Corfe15671894 2,124  
Corston15981842 514  
Corton Denham16031831 586  
Cossington16061861 335  
Cothelstone15951864 443  
Coxley18451901 637  
Creech St Michael16061901 4,856  
Crewkerne15591901 34,026  
Cricket Malherbie15981920 269 New
Cricket St Thomas15641836 747  
Croscombe15591901 8,379  
Crowcombe15941842 1,459  
Cucklington16051861 970  
Cudworth16071921 1,210 New
Culbone16051844 366  
Curland16051900 1,180  
Curry Mallet15971900 3,278  
Curry Rivel16071904 10,201  
Cutcombe15981886 5,453  
Dinder15921901 2,019  
Dinnington15991843 426  
Ditcheat15621921 11,750 New
Dodington15381837 916  
Donyatt15981882 3,488  
Doulting16021901 4,528  
Dowlish Wake15991878 2,380  
Downhead16131886 1,289  
Downside18391921 894 New
Draycott15581901 4,047  
Drayton15991849 1,063  
Dulverton15581921 12,386 New
Dundry16061841 742  
Dunkerton16011858 1,654  
Dunster15591903 11,713  
Durleigh15991901 956  
Durston16061899 1,777  
East Brent15561921 7,084 New
East Chinnock15981859 3,832  
East Coker15601921 9,272 New
East Cranmore16111901 341  
East Harptree16051901 3,864  
East Horrrington18451902 857  
East Lambrook17711822 454  
East Lydford16021900 758  
East Pennard15991921 6,346 New
East Quantoxhead15591815 1,888  
Easton in Gordano16051857 2,077  
Edington15521900 2,648  
Edington, Chilton, Stawell & Sutton Mallet18031804 48  
Elm16011903 2,309  
Elworthy15891921 2,200 New
Emborough15691921 2,415 New
Englishcombe16051866 929  
Enmore16051886 2,917  
Evercreech16231831 1,872  
Exford15941901 3,883  
Exton15661864 2,709  
Farleigh Hungerford16021827 690  
Farmborough15591921 5,933 New
Farrington Gurney15991901 2,884  
Fiddington15971851 483  
Fitzhead15581905 2,617  
Fivehead15981898 3,500  
Flax Bourton16051900 954  
Foxcote15951833 184  
Freshford16011902 5,538  
Frome15981837 10,779  
Glastonbury15971901 20,852  
Goathill16211873 88  
Goathurst15391900 3,935  
Godney17411869 357  
Greinton16061900 1,191  
Halse15581862 3,719  
Hambridge18441847 65  
Hardington Mandeville15981893 4,089  
Haselbury Plucknett15981921 5,494 New
Hatch Beauchamp16051857 377  
Hawkridge15981836 697  
Heathfield16211839 971  
Hemington15391901 3,812  
Henstridge16051889 8,621  
High Ham15691901 8,744  
High Littleton15991901 5,705  
Highbridge18591901 1,846  
Hillfarrance15941881 2,489  
Hinton Blewett15701901 2,069  
Hinton Charterhouse 15461902 5,564  
Hinton St George15971868 4,352  
Holcombe15991901 4,321  
Holford15581904 2,006  
Holton15581860 1,197  
Hornblotton16051836 310  
Horsington15591904 6,689  
Huish Champflower15971873 2,419  
Huish Episcopi16161901 3,510  
Huntspill16231841 2,289  
Hutton15931901 2,040  
Ilchester15941902 5,171  
Ilminster16051901 11,530  
Ilton15981839 561  
Isle Abbotts15931835 289  
Isle Brewer15991849 562  
Keinton Mandeville16081902 1,292  
Kelston15941870 520  
Kenn15451891 2,799  
Kewstoke16071863 2,377  
Keynsham15941885 11,387  
Kilmersdon15981902 10,778  
Kilmington15961921 3,948 New
Kilton16071833 233  
Kilve15911832 1,242  
Kingsbury Episcopi15571917 8,186  
Kingsdon15381863 4,627  
Kingston Seymour16021883 2,297  
Kingston St Mary15971900 6,369  
Kingstone16061897 2,252  
Kingweston15981921 917 New
Kittisford15981921 1,233 New
Knowle18441908 15,696  
Knowle St Giles16071912 562  
Lamyat16021852 1,629  
Langford Budville16041835 627  
Langport16031857 2,157  
Langridge16031823 186  
Laverton16031851 290  
Leigh on Mendip15951843 945  
Leigh Woods18931908 79  
Leighland17841921 1,587 New
Lilstock16061833 78  
Limington15941921 1,404 New
Litton16221836 477  
Locking15981848 388  
Long Ashton15581896 10,006  
Long Load17261878 1,433  
Long Sutton15591899 6,809  
Lopen16071867 2,035  
Lovington16051921 2,239 New
Loxton15681921 1,534 New
Luccombe or Luckham15941901 2,612  
Lufton15981849 54  
Lullington15981836 725  
Luxborough15891866 3,303  
Lydeard St Lawrence15731903 6,828  
Lympsham16051921 3,069 New
Lyncombe & Widcombe16051910 12,841  
Lyng15991879 2,902  
Maperton15591851 1,630  
Mark16061886 10,911  
Marksbury15631887 2,453  
Marston Bigot15981883 2,593  
Marston Magna16021844 530  
Martock15581894 21,768  
Meare15591902 8,275  
Mells15691901 10,452  
Merriott15981876 10,190  
Middle Chinnock16051840 647  
Middlezoy16051886 4,595  
Midsomer Norton15941840 2,778  
Milborne Port16021860 2,993  
Milton Clevedon15921849 447  
Milverton15381901 15,940  
Minehead15591901 18,172  
Misterton15601886 4,124  
Monksilver16051884 5,156  
Monkton Combe15991854 1,007  
Montacute15981859 3,489  
Moorlinch15981886 2,015  
Moorlinch, Chilton, Edington, Stawell & Sutton Mallet18051812 179  
Muchelney16071887 2,203  
Mudford15631879 2,442  
Nailsea15931877 3,598  
Nempnett Thrubwell16211836 390  
Nether Stowey15981837 1,823  
Nettlecombe15481887 4,043  
Newton St Loe15311877 3,326  
North Barrow15051870 920  
North Cadbury15981842 1,473  
North Cheriton15741921 2,388 New
North Curry15391900 15,080  
North Curry, Stoke Gregory & West Hatch16971808 1,503  
North Newton17781901 928  
North Perrott15981873 3,570  
North Petherton15581901 29,483  
North Stoke15981840 616  
North Wootton15651887 2,475  
Northover15341909 1,148  
Norton Fitzwarren15941836 947  
Norton Malreward15541838 1,100  
Norton St Philip15851851 5,221  
Norton sub Hamdon15601901 4,623  
Nunney15471901 9,309  
Nynehead15981859 754  
Oake15941859 546  
Oare15991891 703  
Odcombe15981903 5,788  
Old Cleeve16061833 1,611  
Orchard Portman15381855 1,615  
Orchardleigh16231837 87  
Othery15601887 5,641  
Otterford15581900 2,475  
Otterhampton16071903 1,658  
Over Stowey16021856 1,248  
Paulton15921901 7,817  
Pawlett15971886 3,496  
Pendomer15941853 407  
Penselwood15931892 2,182  
Pensford16051901 2,381  
Pilton15581879 13,459  
Pitcombe15971844 619  
Pitminster15971886 4,108  
Pitney16071880 2,134  
Podimore Milton15011905 1,295  
Porlock15941921 8,626 New
Portbury15991856 959  
Portishead15551901 4,641  
Poyntington15991840 290  
Preston Plucknett16221902 2,109  
Priddy16051868 1,279  
Priston15691903 2,344  
Publow16061901 4,621  
Puckington15941839 768  
Puriton15581912 4,102  
Puxton15981839 397  
Pylle15911901 1,862  
Queen Camel16011899 5,695  
Queen Charlton15681854 959  
Raddington16031830 257  
Radstock15971901 7,038  
Redhill18441896 801  
Rimpton15981851 455  
Road or Rode15881873 9,019  
Rodden16341901 1,465  
Rodney Stoke16041904 2,401  
Rowberrow15991832 374  
Ruishton15981901 1,900  
Runnington15991817 146  
Saltford15991847 679  
Sampford Arundel16051873 2,520  
Sampford Brett15981893 727  
Sandford Orcas15981853 633  
Seaborough15941837 191  
Seavington St Mary15981901 1,546  
Seavington St Michael15591901 1,454  
Selworthy15941902 4,498  
Shapwick15911885 3,814  
Shepton Beauchamp15581901 5,604  
Shepton Mallet16151901 44,894  
Shepton Montague15601920 4,478 New
Shipham15601921 3,160 New
Skilgate16031861 1,538  
Somerton15991906 13,916  
South Barrow16051859 1,246  
South Brent15071837 1,275  
South Cadbury15591887 3,395  
South Petherton15741901 15,528  
South Stoke15951887 1,885  
Sparkford16021835 885  
Spaxton15581921 7,007 New
St Catherine15981881 452  
St Decumans16021921 15,182 New
St Michaelchurch15981822 214  
Stanton Drew16021878 3,224  
Stanton Prior15721863 763  
Staple Fitzpaine15991902 2,813  
Staplegrove15581901 3,530  
Stawell15981851 634  
Stawley15981921 1,611 New
Stockland Bristol15381843 2,017  
Stocklinch Magdalen16051842 358  
Stocklinch Ottersey15611900 965  
Stogumber15631921 12,029 New
Stogursey16051921 13,456 New
Stoke Pero15981836 286  
Stoke St Gregory15611901 9,216  
Stoke St Mary16021902 1,688  
Stoke St Michael16071901 6,647  
Stoke sub Hamdon15941851 1,679  
Stoke Trister15931861 962  
Ston Easton15951854 476  
Stowell15741849 922  
Stowey16021823 176  
Stratton on the Fosse15991863 805  
Street15981901 6,891  
Stringston16011833 757  
Sutton Bingham16081904 344  
Sutton Mallet15991891 702  
Sutton Montis16031859 657  
Swainswick15571921 2,888 New
Swell15601915 1,390  
Tatworth18661921 1,609 New
Taunton15581909 69,713  
Tellisford15511896 1,180  
Theale18281901 1,418  
Thorne Coffin15791835 284  
Thorne St Margaret16061848 85  
Thornfalcon15971903 1,568  
Thurlbear16071905 1,513  
Thurloxton15591901 2,254  
Tickenham15381878 2,920  
Timberscombe16011875 2,752  
Timsbury15611901 6,607  
Tintinhull15931824 531  
Tolland15981900 759  
Treborough15931836 221  
Trent15981840 525  
Trull15981835 809  
Twerton15991901 9,724  
Ubley15981917 2,927  
Uphill15981834 333  
Upton15971901 2,001  
Upton Noble16771921 1,970 New
Vobster18481900 342  
Walcot15991883 41,304  
Walton16071902 4,179  
Walton in Gordano15981853 225  
Wambrook16541904 1,483  
Wanstrow15701875 3,955  
Wayford15941896 2,693  
Weare15981837 946  
Wedmore15611900 25,911  
Wellington16161921 17,230 New
Wellow15991837 929  
Wells16081901 45,210  
Wembdon16051837 732  
West Bagborough18131829 254  
West Bradley16051921 1,451 New
West Buckland16071921 6,645 New
West Camel15971876 720  
West Chinnock16361862 2,447  
West Coker16021900 5,238  
West Cranmore15801901 1,832  
West Harptree15981903 3,780  
West Hatch16031889 3,457  
West Lydford16111903 1,793  
West Monkton15581901 5,534  
West Pennard15381874 6,666  
West Quantoxhead15581920 2,595 New
Westbury sub Mendip16081837 784  
Weston15381901 11,536  
Weston Bampfylde16061837 406  
Weston in Gordano15931837 318  
Weston super Mare15991904 6,808  
Weston Zoyland15601921 8,208 New
Whatley15981903 2,134  
Wheathill16051898 161  
Whitchurch15651907 2,959  
Whitelackington16071901 1,666  
Whitestaunton16061883 2,596  
Wick St Lawrence15981910 3,085  
Wilton15581901 3,877  
Wincanton15931887 14,179  
Winford15941835 1,199  
Winscombe15911900 6,254  
Winsford15941902 2,938  
Winsham15591921 8,896 New
Witham Friary16311901 4,187  
Withiel Florey15981909 1,016  
Withycombe16051897 2,249  
Withypool15981907 1,085  
Wiveliscombe15581885 21,675  
Wookey15651902 7,842  
Woolavington16051902 2,407  
Woolley15631837 557  
Woolverton15981835 359  
Wootton Courtney15581871 3,708  
Worle15981901 5,709  
Wraxall16121837 917  
Wrington15381900 11,338  
Writhlington15981900 1,546  
Wyke Champflower16771921 379 New
Yarlington15991902 2,070  
Yatton16051909 11,290  
Yeovil16071861 8,345  
Yeovilton15991903 1,550