Find­my­past adds Som­er­set records

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Mil­lions of records of births, mar­riages and deaths in Som­er­set have been added to find­my­ The new col­lec­tion in­cludes tran­scripts of records from Som­er­set Ar­chives, in­clud­ing over 2.1 mil­lion parish bap­tisms, 258,000 mar­riage banns, 1 mil­lion mar­riages and 1.5 mil­lion buri­als. It spans four cen­turies, with some dat­ing back to 1501. Fa­mous peo­ple found in the records in­clude sci­en­tist An­drew Crosse, who was bap­tised on 23 July 1784 in Broom­field. Crosse be­came fa­mous for bizarre ex­per­i­ments with crys­tal for­ma­tions. An­other notable record is the 1896 bap­tism of Regi­nald Fran­cis Cheese, fa­ther of the ac­tor John Cleese.

Withies be­ing col­lected on the Som­er­set Lev­els

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