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Poor Rate 1736
Poor Rate 1745
Window Tax 1774

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1636 to 1699
1700 to 1749
1750 to 1799

1800 to 1849
1850 to 1899
Burials
1636 to 1699
1700 to 1799
1800 to 1850
Marriages
1607 to 1753
1754 to 1800

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1822 Pigots
1835 Robsons
1850 Hunts

1852 Slaters
1889 Kelly


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Wincanton (St Peter and St Paul)


Parish Registers
Availability
Baptisms - 1636 to 1969
Marriages - 1636 to 1978
Burials - 1636 to 1926
Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms - 1593 to 1859
Marriages - 1593 to 1852
Burials - 1593 to 1812 & 1863 to 1871
Somerset Record Office - Summary of Holdings

LDS Family History Centres
Available to order on Microfilm, for viewing at the Centre

Parish Registers
Baptisms, 1636-1721 Marriages, 1636-1675, 1684-1721 Burials, 1636-1721. Some years missing - Film No: 1526792 Item 19
Baptisms, 1721-1887 Marriages, 1721-1889 Banns, 1754-1812, 1823-1901 Burials, 1721-1885 - Film No: 1526766 Items 1-14
Baptisms, 1733-1734 Marriages, 1721-1722 Burials, 1731-1734 - Film No: 1597208 Item 3
Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1593-1640, 1662-1683 (some records damaged), 1704, 1732-1733, 1749-1760, 1800-1835. many years missing and some records filmed were in poor condition. - Film No: 1526112 Items 23-24
Baptisms and Burials, 1838-1859, 1869-1871; marriages, 1851-1852. - Film No: 1517678 Item 3
Publication
Memorials of Wincanton people - from the inscriptions in the parish church and churchyard, cemetery, Independent and Baptist chapels and burying grounds by George Sweetman - Film No: 476656 Item 1
Other Records
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, record of members 1850 to 1873 - Film No: US / 889354 Item 11
Mill Street Chapel (Independent) Births, Baptisms 1798-1828 Film No: 825389 Item 6, Births, baptisms and burials 1814-1827 Film No: 916575 Item 14, Births and baptisms 1829-1837 Film No: 825389 Item 7
Land tax assessments for Wincanton, 1766-1832 - Film No: 1526851 Items 17-19
Admission registers of St. Joseph's school (Wincanton), 1894-1922 which name of student with dates of birth and admission, name and address of parent or guardian, and date of and reason for leaving. - Film No: 1788482 Items 12 - 13

The history of Wincanton, Somerset, from the earliest times to the year 1903
author George Sweetman

Orginally published in 1903 this book is contains a comprehensive history of the town and it's early residents including a listing of some who emigrated to the USA. Surviving copies of this book are very rare and therefore expensive.

Family Search Organisation

As for most Somerset Parish Records, are not available online, except for the Mill Street Independent records. (see below)


Non-Conformist Records

Wincantion Congregational Church

All the records for this church are held by the Somerset Archives which includes the Trustees, Wardens etc,. Minute books and cognate documents, Church Meeting minutes 1904 - 1960,. Accounts, Church Accounts 1930-1946, .and Hamilton Charity accounts 1901 - 1948

Wincanton Independent

Records for the Mill Street Independent congregation can be viewed at your local LDS Family history centre (see "Other Records" above) and the baptisms can be found on Family Search by clicking on batch number and then enter this number - C084051 - (Entering a surname will also narrow down the search results)

Wincanton Wesleyan Methodist

Currently have no information available on where the records are.

Wincanton Baptist

Currently have no information available on where the records are.

Wincanton Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

These Records can also be viewed at a LDS Family History centre and cover the period 1850 to 1873
(See "Other Records" above)

Wincanton Quaker

See the Quaker FHS website for information on accessing records for this church



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