This collection contains images of Church of England parish registers of burial records for the years 1813–1914 from the county of Somerset, England.
Both the British government and the church had an interest in record keeping, and a 1538 act of Parliament required ministers in the Church of England to record baptisms, marriages, and burials. In 1812, George Rose’s Act called for preprinted registers to be used for separate baptism, marriage, and burial registers as a way of standardizing records.
See the browse on the right to determine which parishes are included in this collection and the date coverage for each parish.
Burials took place within a few days of death. Records generally list the name of the deceased, residence, burial date, and age at death. The early records may contain less detail.
Please note that these images cannot be re-published or distributed without the permission of South West Heritage Trust.