Find your ancestors in Somerset Marriage Index

Discover your English ancestry in more than a million marriage records from Somerset. A marriage record will provide you with a marriage place and date, as well as the names of the couples’ fathers. Later records even supply the names of the witnesses present at your ancestor’s wedding.

The amount of detail found in each transcript will depend on the age of the record and its condition. Earlier marriage records did not include as much detail as records in the late 19th century and early 20th century. In each record, you find some of the following facts:

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Birth year
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Marriage date
  • Denomination
  • Parish
  • Spouse’s name
  • Spouse’s birth year
  • Spouse’s age
  • Spouse’s marital status
  • Spouse’s residence
  • By license or banns
  • First witness
  • Second witness
  • Third witness

Discover more about these records

The records found in this collection are a combination of transcripts created by Findmypast from original registers held by the Somerset Archives and transcriptions gathered and created from original records by the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society. A full list of the parishes represented in this collection is availabe through the Somerset marriage index parish list. Abbreviations are found on the family history society transcripts such as

  • Bach - Bachelor
  • Lic - Licence
  • Otp – Of this parish
  • Spins – Spinster
  • Wid - Widow
  • Widr – Widower

Somerset is a county found in South West England. Its county town is Taunton. Somerset celebrates a long and full history with more than 11,000 listed buildings, 19 National Trust sites, and 36 English Heritage sites. The city of Wells, located to the south of the Mendip Hills, is the smallest city in England. The county is also the home of the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, which takes place in Pilton.