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CHARD (St. Mary), a borough, market-town, and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Kingsbury-East, W. division of Somerset, 12 miles (S. E. by S.) from Taunton, and 139 miles (W. S. W.) from London. There are places of worship for Particular Baptists, Independent, and Wesleyans.
Other places in the parish include: Crim Chard, Crimchard, Forton, Tatworth with Perry Street, South Chard, South Chard with Chilson and Perry Street, Tatworth, and Old Chard.
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.
Chard, Somerset parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)|
|CHARD PARISH Online Records|
Church records on microfilm
Parish registers for Chard, 1540-1900 Microreproduction of original records housed at the Somerset Record Office, Taunton
The chapelry of Tatworth is in the parish of Chard.
Somerset Record Office: D/P CHARD 2/1/1-11, 17-27, 2/2/1-4, 9
| Baptisms, 1649-1812 -- Marriages, 1540-1544, 1652-1899 -- Banns, 1798-1810 -- Burials, 1649-1812. Much bleedthrough in first register. Records for 1729-1811 out of sequence.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
1526462 Items 27 - 37
| Baptisms, 1813-1900 -- Burials, 1813-1895 -- Banns, 1814-1901 -- Draft register of baptisms and burials for 1822-1823 -- Mission chapel baptisms, 1873-1893 -- Tatworth banns, 1852-1853. Several title boards incorrect.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
1526463 Items 1-16
Bishop's transcripts for Chard, 1603-1825 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Somerset Record Office, Taunton.
Somerset Record Office: D/D/Rr 84-84a
| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1603-1639, 16--, 1701-1705, 1730, 17--, 1757, 1807-1825. Some other years also missing or in poor condition.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
1278917 Items 8-9
England Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records) known issue Indexing project batch I04481-4 is incorrect. The data entry for place names is incorrect for film 1526463 and affects the parishes of Charlton Mackrell, Somerset , Charlcombe, Somerset, Charlton Adam, Somerset, Charlton Horethorne, Somerset
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 474600. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Poor Law Unions
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.
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- ↑ Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed and adapted: 14 September 2013.
- ↑ 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 17 October 2013.
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