Bedminster St Paul, Somerset Genealogy

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Guide to Bedminster St Paul, Somerset ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Bedminster St Paul, Somerset
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bristol City; Hartcliffe and Bedminster
County Somerset
Poor Law Union Bedminster
Registration District Bedminster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1852
Bishop's Transcripts: 1843
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bristol
Diocese Pre-1845 - Bath and Wells; Post-1844 - Bristol
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Bristol in the Deanery of Bristol (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Bedminster (St. Paul) a district church, in the later English style, with a tower, was erected in 1831. At Bishport is a district church dedicated to St. Peter. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Methodists, of which that belonging to the Independents is one of the most handsome and spacious buildings of the kind in the kingdom. The poor law union of Bedminster comprises twenty-three parishes and places.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Bedminster St Paul, Somerset Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]


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Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Somerset Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 194-199. Adapted. Date accessed: 05 March 2011.
  2. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 17 October 2013.
  3. E 179 Database, The National Archives,, accessed 8 August 2013.