The South Somerset District Council website provides a good introduction to Stoke sub Hamdon including a brief history and photograph gallery, while the GENUKI page for Stoke sub Hamdon includes an indexed transcript of the baptism (1720-1812) and burial (1721-1812) registers compiled by Roy Parkhouse (see below). Duncan Weir's website includes a page on the village, including a good introductory description and a series of photos. There is a book on the village by Alan Richards. The location of the parish can be viewed on the South Somerset parish map.

Parish records

The registers commence in 1558. Somerset Record Office provides a useful summary of holdings. A copy of the registers for 1621-1623 is in the SOG Library, and baptisms and marriages for the same dates are incorporated in the IGI.

Baptisms Duncan Weir's website includes transcripts for 1558-1699, 1720-1812 (also on GENUKI), 1813-1835, 1835-1879 and 1879-1965, plus the Congregational Church (1868-1933, 1934-2000) and Methodist Chapel (1813-1979).
Marriages Duncan Weir's website includes transcripts for 1599-1699, 1754-1812, 1813-1836, 1837-1924 and 1924-2000, plus the Congregational Church (1899-2000). Also included are banns (1754-1800).
The years 1754-1837 are included in the Somerset Marriage Index
Burials Duncan Weir's website includes transcripts for 1558-1672, 1721-1812 (also on GENUKI), 1813-1907, 1907-1949 and 1949-1992, plus an index to burial locations (1907-1990)
Monumental Inscriptions Duncan Weir's website includes a transcript of monumental inscriptions and other names in the church and churchyard (parts 1, 2)


Duncan Weir's website includes online transcripts of the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 censuses.

Local families

Richard Palmer is descended from Eli Palmer, buried at St. Mary's in 1910.
Ian Hall is researching the local Hockey, Beaton and Stower families.



Anyone who is able to provide additional material or links relevant to this village, is invited to contact the coordinator for this page Ian Hall.


This page was last updated 16 May 2007