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Guide to Wells St Thomas family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.


Parish History

WELLS St Thomas was created a chapel of ease to the ancient parish (The Cathedral) of St Andrew the Apostle, in the city (registers begin in 1858).

The city by 1870 was not only comprised of the Cathedral St Andrew, but also the in-parish of St. Cuthbert (registers commence from 1609), which surrounds the cathedral precincts, St Thomas Chapel, created and built by 1858 and the three district chapelries of (East) Horrington (registers begin in 1845), Coxley (registers begin in 1845), and Easton (registers begin in 1848).

In the town are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Wesleyans.[1]


Civil Registration

Church records

Wells St Thomas parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]


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FREG 1858-1901

Online Parish Clerks

Census records

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. The first film number is 474605.

Poor Law Unions

Probate records

Maps and Gazetteers

Web sites



  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, (1870). Date accessed and adapted: 26 September 2013.
  2. 'Somerset Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 17 October 2013.
  3. E 179 Database, The National Archives, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/, accessed 8 August 2013.


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