Old Meeting House

Old Presbyterian Meeting House in South Petherton was founded about the year 1688.. Earliest baptismal records kept by Revd. Bulstrode from 1694 -1725. There is a gap in the records until 1747 when there is a second baptismal register from 1747 -1767 and then another register from 1786 to 1837 when the registers were sent to London and deposited in what are now called the National Archives. In 1837 Rev David Richards recorded that he had kept records since 1780.  No records survive after 1837.  There was a burial ground at the Meeting House but no burial records survive.

Abbreviations in the transcript: d = daughter  s = son

1694-1699 1700-1705 1706-1710
1711-1715 1715-1720 1721-1725
1747-1755 1756-1764 1765-1800
1801-1819 1820-1837

The non-conformist records prior to 1837 are copyright of the National Archives. Copies are also held on microfilm at the Somerset Heritage Centre which also has the surviving the post 1837 registers (although the copyright is still held by the United Reform Church). The transcriptions are published online by kind permission of the Somerset Heritage Centre and the United Reform Church on condition that its use is free from profit.