About this website

 

This site is concerned with family and social history in the Hundred of Frome. This consisted of the parishes of Beckington, Berkley, Cloford, Elm, Frome Selwood, Laverton, Lullington, Marston Bigot, Nunney, Orchardleigh, Rode (Road), Rodden, Standerwick, Wanstrow, Whatley and Woolverton. It also included the adjacent Liberties of East Cranmore, Leigh upon Mendip, Mells and Witham Friary and the Peculiar of Buckland Dinham (see map).

 

Most of the data assembled in these pages have been contributed by researchers with particular interests in Frome and nearby villages. If you are interested in any of the topics or people featured in these pages or if you have any comments or further information, please send me an email. We should be grateful for any corrections or further contributions, which could be marriages, leases, wills and other sources which link members of different families or material about a local individual or family you have researched. There is an email group to support research in Frome and its locality and you are welcome to subscribe.

 

All due care has been taken with transcription, but data on this site should be treated with the same caution as from any other derivative source: where possible, check primary sources. In some cases you can verify data by emailing submitters.

 

Many of the files are quite large and may take some time to download. Please let me know if you find any links which do not connect properly.

 

David Smart

London, England

 

Recently added and updated pages

 

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Frome St John Burials, 1558-1663

Full transcripts of Burials for this period by Alan Craven

7 Aug 2008

Frome St John Burials, 1774-1812

Full transcripts of Burials for this period by Vicki Danielson

7 Aug 2008

Whatley Marriages 1764-1836

A full transcript of by Lyn Faulkner

30 Jul 2007

Frome St John Baptisms, 1558-1850

Full transcripts of Baptisms for this period by Vicki Danielson and Yvonne Scrivener

27 Jul 2007

Frome St John Baptisms, 1561-1837

Full transcripts of Marriages for this period by Vicki Danielson and Yvonne Scrivener

27 Jul 2007