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Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society

Local Indexes

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These booklets are A5 format except where noted.

Two Seventeenth Century Somerset Freeholders Lists

Transcriptions of a jurors book, originally the property of John Preston who served a sheriff of Somerset from 1647 to 1648, and a jurors book from 1697. The two lists consist of the names, places of abode and occupations where…..

£3.45

Somerset Freeholds List 1733

This booklet fills a gap of half a century between the jury books held amongst the Quarter Sessions archive at the Somerset Heritage Centre. It consists of the names, places of abode and occupations where given of all persons qualified…..

£3.45

Exchequer Special Commissions of Inquiry 1560-1846 – Somerset & Dorset

This booklet contains all the references to the counties of Dorset and Somerset found in the appendix to the ’38th Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records’ of 2nd March 1877, held at the PRO, class E178. Indexes…..

£1.95

Exchequer Depositions by Commission 1565-1610 for Somerset

This booklet contains extracts from class E134 of Exchequer Depositions by Commission held at the PRO. The business equity side of the Court of Exchequer included disputes over titles of land, manorial rights, tithes, mineral rights, ex-monastic land, debts, wills…..

£2.50

Roll of the 1st & 2nd Battalions of the Somerset Militia 1758

The lists are arranged by company, seven in the 1st Battalion and seven in the 2nd Battalion.  Some biographical details of the officers an also provided. An index of surnames is included. 39 pages.  Soft covers.  

£3.45

Eastern Battalion Muster Roll of the East Somerset Regiment of Volunteer Infantry – 1805

This battalion consisted of two companies from Henstridge, one from Horsington and two from Wincanton. Surname and place name indexes are included. 18 pages.  Soft covers.  

£1.50

List of the Officers of the Somerset Local Militia 1808-1811

Transcribed from a list found in a local law firm’s archive, now held in the Somerset Heritage Centre, which was compiled as a result of the disbandment of the Volunteer Infantry in 1813 when many men transferred to the Local…..

£2.50

The Assessment of the Hundred of North Petherton & the Borough of Bridgwater

A list of those required to pay a monthly tax for three months for the maintenance of ‘Forces raised by Authority of Parliament’, with the amount payable. The lists are arranged by tything. A surname index is included. 40 pages. …..

£3.45

Chancellors Farm Accounts 1766-1767

A transcription of the accounts kept by Mr Charles Tudway for Chancellors Farm in the parish of West Harptree for the year April 1766 to April 1767. They are very detailed accounts, covering livestock, the production and marketing of cheese,…..

£3.45

Somerset Estate Duty Office Wills and Letters of Administration 1805-1811, Index of

A complete transcript of the Somerset (Diocese of Bath and Wells) index of wills and administrations from 1805-1811 (PRO reference IR 27/67). Part of the original index relates to wills and administrations proved in the Dean and Chapter, Chancellor, Decanal…..

£10.00

Surname Index of Dorset PCC Wills and Administrations 1821 to 1858

An alphabetical listing of names, in order of surnames, from Dorset Wills and Admons. The list includes the occupation and parish of the deceased, the month and year of the grant, whether a will or an admon, and the PRO…..

£3.50

Index to Somerset Settlement & Removal Cases in Quarter Sessions 1607-1700

An alphabetical listing by surname of those involved in settlement and removal cases recorded in the Somerset Quarter Sessions order books at the Somerset Record Office. A reference to the Record Office holding is provided for each entry. Indexes of…..

£4.50

The 1601 and 1628 Subsidy Returns for South Somerset

A listing, grouped by Hundreds, of the names of those paying tax in each of the two years, and the amount paid. The 1601 subsidy consists of the first payment of the fourth subsidy granted to Elizabeth I, and the…..

£3.95

A Surname Index to Parties Mentioned in Abstracts of Bath & Wells Diocesan Records: Marriage Licences & Allegations

An index originally prepared by the late Lieut Col H R Phipps for all entries found in licence books, bonds and citations for licences issued from Wells between 1583 and 1755. The index to parties does not include the bondsmen,…..

£7.20

Somerset & Dorset Absconders 1801-1858

A collection of abstracts, covering Somerset and Dorset, from copies ‘The Hue & Cry’ available at the Newspaper Library at Colindale at the end of the 20th century. This publication listed chronologically descriptions of army and navy deserters, including those…..

£3.50

Dorset People Involved in the Growing of Hemp and Flax 1782-1793

An alphabetical index of growers of flax and hemp compiled from bounty claim forms, newspapers, recognisances, pay lists and returns.  All except the newspapers were documents involved in the implementation of the Government act providing for bounties ‘for dressed fibre…..

£2.50