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
Abbas Combe18381869
Abbots Leigh16561907
Aisholt16561859
Alford17641812
Aller15611867
Ansford15541903
Ash18451894
Ash Priors17001902
Ashcott17431886
Ashill15581886
Ashington15691844
Ashton Gate18791907
Ashwick17011901
Axbridge15971835
Babcary15981902
Babington16061828
Backwell15981867
Badgworth15981855
Baltonsborough15991840
Banwell15711901
Barrington15971911
Barrow Gurney15901900
Barton St David15981917
Barwick15601917
Batcombe15971889
Bath15691906
Bathampton16001901
Bathealton16061816
Batheaston15991917
Bathford16021917
Bathwick16001903
Bawdrip15991882
Beckington15591874
Bedminster15941908
Beer Crocombe15931900
Berkley15471865
Berrow15981854
Bickenhall16031902
Bicknoller15621900
Biddisham15981833
Binegar16051874
Bishops Hull15621901
Bishops Lydeard15981865
Bishopsworth18431907
Blackford (near Milborne Port)15941862
Blagdon15551889
Bleadon15971917
Bradford on Tone15941847
Bratton15951860
Brean16051906
Brent Knoll16621895
Brewham16021871
Bridgwater15581902
Brimpton16021835
Brislington15671908
Broadway15981916
Brockley15981917
Brompton Ralph15591902
Brompton Regis16051882
Broomfield16071870
Brushford15591887
Bruton15541876
Buckland Dinham15441917
Buckland St Mary15401917
Burnett15921834
Burnham on Sea16091847
Burrington15981917
Burrowbridge18381861
Burtle15981848
Butcombe16051835
Butleigh15981917
Cameley15921863
Camerton16011837
Cannington15591901
Carhampton16051864
Castle Cary15641886
Catcott16001901
Chaffcombe15981906
Chapel Allerton16901908
Chard16121900
Charlcombe15961822
Charlinch16051917
Charlton Adam16071877
Charlton Horethorne16011863
Charlton Mackrell15751874
Charlton Musgrove15981842
Cheddar16011834
Cheddon Fitzpaine15581898
Chedzoy15971849
Chelvey15991825
Chelwood16031903
Chew Magna15991866
Chew Stoke15981901
Chewton Mendip15571858
Chilcompton15991832
Chillington15991887
Chilthorne Domer15981840
Chilton Cantelo15991847
Chilton Polden15991884
Chilton Trinity15991745
Chipstable16021834
Chiselborough15581862
Christon15591835
Churchill16051846
Clapton in Gordano15581916
Clatworthy16061837
Claverton15821917
Clevedon16071901
Cloford15631829
Closworth15941885
Clutton16091884
Coleford18231901
Combe Down18541879
Combe Florey15661901
Combe Hay15941871
Combe St Nicholas16051901
Compton Bishop16061858
Compton Dando16021895
Compton Dundon16111917
Compton Martin15591917
Compton Pauncefoot16011851
Congresbury16051853
Corfe15671894
Corston15981842
Corton Denham16031831
Cossington16061861
Cothelstone15951864
Coxley18451901
Creech St Michael16061901
Crewkerne15591901
Cricket Malherbie15981917
Cricket St Thomas15641836
Croscombe15591901
Crowcombe15941842
Cucklington16051861
Cudworth16071916
Culbone16051844
Curland16051900
Curry Mallet15971900
Curry Rivel16071904
Cutcombe15981886
Dinder15921901
Dinnington15991843
Ditcheat15621917
Dodington15381837
Donyatt15981882
Doulting16021901
Dowlish Wake15991878
Downhead16131886
Downside18391917
Draycott15581901
Drayton15991849
Dulverton15581917
Dundry16061841
Dunkerton16011858
Dunster15591903
Durleigh15991901
Durston16061899
East Brent15561917
East Chinnock15981859
East Coker15601917
East Cranmore16111901
East Harptree16051901
East Horrrington18451902
East Lambrook17711822
East Lydford16021900
East Pennard15991917
East Quantoxhead15591815
Easton in Gordano16051857
Edington15521900
Edington, Chilton, Stawell & Sutton Mallet18031804
Elm16011903
Elworthy15891916
Emborough15691917
Englishcombe16051866
Enmore16051886
Evercreech16231831
Exford15941901
Exton15661864
Farleigh Hungerford16021827
Farmborough15591917
Farrington Gurney15991901
Fiddington15971851
Fitzhead15581905
Fivehead15981898
Flax Bourton16051900
Foxcote15951833
Freshford16011902
Frome15981837
Glastonbury15971901
Goathill16211873
Goathurst15391900
Godney17411869
Greinton16061900
Halse15581862
Hambridge18441847
Hardington Mandeville15981893
Haselbury Plucknett15981917
Hatch Beauchamp16051857
Hawkridge15981836
Heathfield16211839
Hemington15391901
Henstridge16051889
High Ham15691901
High Littleton15991901
Highbridge18591901
Hillfarrance15941881
Hinton Blewett15701901
Hinton Charterhouse15461902
Hinton St George15971868
Holcombe15991901
Holford15581904
Holton15581860
Hornblotton16051836
Horsington15591904
Huish Champflower15971873
Huish Episcopi16161901
Huntspill16231841
Hutton15931901
Ilchester15941902
Ilminster16051901
Ilton15981839
Isle Abbotts15931835
Isle Brewer15991849
Keinton Mandeville16081902
Kelston15941870
Kenn15451891
Kewstoke16071863
Keynsham15941885
Kilmersdon15981902
Kilmington15961917
Kilton16071833
Kilve15911832
Kingsbury Episcopi15571917
Kingsdon15381863
Kingston Seymour16021883
Kingston St Mary15971900
Kingstone16061897
Kingweston15981917
Kittisford15981916
Knowle18441908
Knowle St Giles16071912
Lamyat16021852
Langford Budville16041835
Langport16031857
Langridge16031823
Laverton16031851
Leigh on Mendip15951843
Leigh Woods18931908
Leighland17841917
Lilstock16061833
Limington15941917
Litton16221836
Locking15981848
Long Ashton15581896
Long Load17261878
Long Sutton15591899
Lopen16071867
Lovington16051917
Loxton15681917
Luccombe or Luckham15941901
Lufton15981849
Lullington15981836
Luxborough15891866
Lydeard St Lawrence15731903
Lympsham16051917
Lyncombe & Widcombe16051910
Lyng15991879
Maperton15591851
Mark16061886
Marksbury15631887
Marston Bigot15981883
Marston Magna16021844
Martock15581894
Meare15591902
Mells15691901
Merriott15981876
Middle Chinnock16051840
Middlezoy16051886
Midsomer Norton15941840
Milborne Port16021860
Milton Clevedon15921849
Milverton15381901
Minehead15591901
Misterton15601886
Monksilver16051884
Monkton Combe15991854
Montacute15981859
Moorlinch15981886
Moorlinch, Chilton, Edington, Stawell & Sutton Mallet18051812
Muchelney16071887
Mudford15631879
Nailsea15931877
Nempnett Thrubwell16211836
Nether Stowey15981837
Nettlecombe15481887
Newton St Loe15311877
North Barrow15051870
North Cadbury15981842
North Cheriton15741917
North Curry15391900
North Curry, Stoke Gregory & West Hatch16971808
North Newton17781901
North Perrott15981873
North Petherton15581901
North Stoke15981840
North Wootton15651887
Northover15341909
Norton Fitzwarren15941836
Norton Malreward15541838
Norton St Philip15851851
Norton sub Hamdon15601901
Nunney15471901
Nynehead15981859
Oake15941859
Oare15991891
Odcombe15981903
Old Cleeve16061833
Orchard Portman15381855
Orchardleigh16231837
Othery15601887
Otterford15581900
Otterhampton16071903
Over Stowey16021856
Paulton15921901
Pawlett15971886
Pendomer15941853
Penselwood15931892
Pensford16051901
Pilton15581879
Pitcombe15971844
Pitminster15971886
Pitney16071880
Podimore Milton15011905
Porlock15941917
Portbury15991856
Portishead15551901
Poyntington15991840
Preston Plucknett16221902
Priddy16051868
Priston15691903
Publow16061901
Puckington15941839
Puriton15581912
Puxton15981839
Pylle15911901
Queen Camel16011899
Queen Charlton15681854
Raddington16031830
Radstock15971901
Redhill18441896
Rimpton15981851
Road or Rode15881873
Rodden16341901
Rodney Stoke16041904
Rowberrow15991832
Ruishton15981901
Runnington15991817
Saltford15991847
Sampford Arundel16051873
Sampford Brett15981893
Sandford Orcas15981853
Seaborough15941837
Seavington St Mary15981901
Seavington St Michael15591901
Selworthy15941902
Shapwick15911885
Shepton Beauchamp15581901
Shepton Mallet16151901
Shepton Montague15601917
Shipham15601917
Skilgate16031861
Somerton15991906
South Barrow16051859
South Brent15071837
South Cadbury15591887
South Petherton15741901
South Stoke15951887
Sparkford16021835
Spaxton15581917
St Catherine15981881
St Decumans16021917
St Michaelchurch15981822
Stanton Drew16021878
Stanton Prior15721863
Staple Fitzpaine15991902
Staplegrove15581901
Stawell15981851
Stawley15981917
Stockland Bristol15381843
Stocklinch Magdalen16051842
Stocklinch Ottersey15611900
Stogumber15631917
Stogursey16051917
Stoke Pero15981835
Stoke St Gregory15611901
Stoke St Mary16021902
Stoke St Michael16071901
Stoke sub Hamdon15941851
Stoke Trister15931861
Ston Easton15951854
Stowell15741849
Stowey16021823
Stratton on the Fosse15991863
Street15981901
Stringston16011833
Sutton Bingham16081904
Sutton Mallet15991891
Sutton Montis16031859
Swainswick15571917
Swell15601915
Tatworth18661917
Taunton15581909
Tellisford15511835
Theale18281901
Thorne Coffin15791835
Thorne St Margaret16061848
Thornfalcon15971903
Thurlbear16071905
Thurloxton15591901
Tickenham15381878
Timberscombe16011875
Timsbury15611901
Tintinhull15931824
Tolland15981900
Treborough15931836
Trent15981840
Trull15981835
Twerton15991901
Ubley15981917
Uphill15981834
Upton15971901
Upton Noble16771917
Vobster18481900
Walcot15991883
Walton16071902
Walton in Gordano15981853
Wambrook16541904
Wanstrow15701875
Wayford15941896
Weare15981837
Wedmore15611900
Wellington16161917
Wellow15991837
Wells16081901
Wembdon16051837
West Bagborough18131829
West Bradley16051917
West Buckland16071917
West Camel15971876
West Chinnock16361862
West Coker16021900
West Cranmore15801901
West Harptree15981903
West Hatch16031889
West Lydford16111903
West Monkton15581901
West Pennard15381874
West Quantoxhead15581917
Westbury sub Mendip16081837
Weston15381900
Weston Bampfylde16061837
Weston in Gordano15931837
Weston super Mare15991904
Weston Zoyland15601917
Whatley15981903
Wheathill16051898
Whitchurch15651907
Whitelackington16071901
Whitestaunton16061883
Wick St Lawrence15981910
Wilton15581901
Wincanton15931887
Winford15941835
Winscombe15911900
Winsford15941902
Winsham15591917
Witham Friary16311901
Withiel Florey15981909
Withycombe16051897
Withypool15981907
Wiveliscombe15581885
Wookey15651902
Woolavington16051902
Woolley15631837
Woolverton15981835
Wootton Courtney15581871
Worle15981901
Wraxall16121837
Wrington15381900
Writhlington15981900
Wyke Champflower16771917
Yarlington15991902
Yatton16051909
Yeovil16071861
Yeovilton15991903